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I have now fixed the vibrstion problem on my Laguna II. I checked out the nearside driveshaft a few weeks ago. There were no problems with it.
Today I removed the drivers side shaft. This shaft has an inner CV joint sperate from the gearbox. I removed the boot and inspected the "tripod" bearing. This looked fine no wear, bearings rotated freely and smoothly. When I looked inside the "Tulip" I could see some wear marks as expected. But on one side the wear was deeper and had formed a small "pocket". I temporarily reasembled the joint. With one end held in a vice I applied torque to the other and tried sliding the joint at the same time. I could feel the wear mark.
I spent about 1/2 hour grinding and polishing the worn face on the "Tulip". When reassembled it now slides smoothly.
I have been out for a test drive & it is much better no vibration at all when accelerating.
The only worry is how long the joint will now last. If it is case hardened I may have ground thought he hard case, so it may now wear quickly. But then I had nothing to loose, I have proved what was causing the problem & since I didnt have a new joint it had to go back on anyway. If the problem comes back I will obviously buy a new driveshaft/CV joint.
Currently in Ian_gary_price's garage:
2001 Renault Laguna II Authentic 1.6 16v