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Originally Posted by rx4iow View Post
does anyone use their rx4 without the rear propshaft, so it is just 2 wd?
I did when I was waiting for my new propshaft. felt weird and missed the 4wd especially as it was icy!!
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RX4 vibrations - prop shaft

Had my 52 RX4 shaft renovated by 'renault specialists' in lancs. Pick up and deliver back to local fitter 2 days. about 400. Bearing noise prompted the action.
Now however am getting drumming/vibration noises. interested to read latest posts on vibration dampers. Looked under and couldnt see what or where these are on the shaft. Any clues for a dummy? Am having car on ramp Monday to look see; if earleir post is right then will try and get these removed and see if that helps.
The 'renault specialists' said that best option if off-road not needed is to remove the prop and save on the fuel--seems drastic to me but was assured that '100s' had been so dealt with .
Any advice gratefully re'c'd -
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It might be worth checking the rubber doughnut on the rear end of the propshaft while you have it in the air.

It's not a part that you can buy from Renault (without buying a propshaft), but there was a guy selling them on eBay ....... here
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Originally Posted by Harwoody View Post
Hardy Spicer is now GKN Driveline based near Jn9 of the M42motorway. I know they sell new propshafts & also offer a same day / next day repair service. Their website is:

Found my details while sorting out at the weekend!

GKN Minworth (near B'ham) Tel: 0121 313 1661

GKN Leek (Staffordshire) Tel: 01538 384278
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Hi All

I am a Renault Technical Expert (RTE)

I have come accross same problems as everybody else where the harmonic dampers are separating from the Viscous coupling on the prop shaft, if the coupling is damaged these are available from ebay .

They say that you can remove the harmonic dampers and will have minimal vibration.

Providing that the rubbers in the dampers arnt to bad and the dampers are still in the correct position I have repaired a few of these using windscreen bonding this rebonds the rubber and creates a flexible take up for the dampers when setting off from start this method has proved to have been a susessfull repair in the past and see vehicles coming back year after year with the repair still intact.

hope this tip for the repair will help anybody with the dreaded Scenic 4X4 harmonic dampers separating

Regards Malcolm
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