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Megane - drive shafts?

Hi there, i've got a 2000 v reg megane 1.4i and i took it to garage the other day because of a squeeking noise coming from the front wheels, the mechanic told me that i need 2 new drive shafts and that it would cost 110 each for them plus obviously labour costs, i have no reason to disbelieve him but there was something about him that i did not trust,could anyone help with info on drive shafts and if this price would be about right, i'm a total novice with anything to do with cars to be honest and i've just forked out for a new exhaust for it last month, ah well what is it they say, the joys of motering, if anyone can help please send me a message, i'd be very grateful

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The price sounds about right,but I'm not sure that you would need both driveshafts,or that a driveshaft would be the cause of a squeaking noise.

If I were you,I'd get a second opinion just to be sure.

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I have never heard of drive shafts squeaking when there on their way out. You get a knocking sound usually on full lock.

More likely to be the rubber boots on the shafts squeaking, this is an easy cheap fix. just make sure their not loose or rubbing on anything, not a bad idea to put some new grease in them while your checking.
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The driveshafts will have lost all there grease and water will have entered the exposed joint and will cause a squeek.Look behind the wheels and you will prob see grease that has escaped!
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