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Hi Pete,

sorry I should have updated the thread.

I did sort it out eventually. I tried the suggestion by Dadio of turning the shaft through 180 degrees but that actually made the line up even worse.

I had to modify it in the end using a dremil type tool with a grinding diamond burr in it. The holes were slightly out of line so I had to relieve it slightly with the dremil.

I then turned down a tool to allow me to knock the roll pin into the shaft without damaging in the end.

It was extremely tight and although its not how I like things to go in but I can pretty well guarantee that it won't come out again (even if I want it to).

The overall result is I now have a car that will go around a roundabout without the knocking noise that is typical of a drive shaft failure.

The drive shafts came from eurocarparts and as they don't require the old ones back for rebuild I guess they are cheaply made. But they did do the job.

So I am happy and more importantly so is my wife as it's her car
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Renault Laguna 1.8 16v x 2 and a lot of other things. could really do with a tidy up to be honest I'll do it tomorrow
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