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How to repair propshaft centre support on NSU RO 80

Transmission Specialist
Daniel Clark
Do you know how to replace propshaft centre support in your car, you can see the information how to install propshaft centre support step by step!

What sound does a bad carrier bearing on a NSU RO 80 2000 make?

The first sign of a bad carrier bearing is the howling noise it makes. It sounds similar to loud tire noise. It should be apparent to anybody riding in the cab because the drive shaft and carrier bearing run just under the thin floorboards. You may hear the howling only at certain speeds too.

How do you change the U joint ?

05-15 Tacoma U Joint Replacement - And out of the transmission just make sure you've got some sort of drip tray underneath where the drive shaft inserts into the transmission.

How long does it take to put in a driveshaft on a NSU RO 80 2000?

Even a novice should have it done in about 2-3 hours taking your time and following the manual.

Can you drive with a bad center support bearing?

While it's purpose is simple, when the support bearing goes bad it can cause problems and even compromise the drivability of the vehicle. Usually a faulty center support bearing will produce a few symptoms that can alert the driver that a potential problem has occurred and needs to be serviced.

What is a drive shaft and what does it do on a NSU RO 80?

The drive shaft (also called propeller shaft or prop shaft) is a component of the drive train in a vehicle, with the purpose of delivering torque from the transmission to the differential, which then transmits this torque to the wheels in order to move the vehicle.

How many U joints does a NSU RO 80 2000 have?

How many U-joints does a Tacoma have? You will have to remove the entire drive shaft to replace the Carrier Bearing. Then you can also get access to all three universal joints.

How much does it cost to fix a tailshaft?

The average replacement cost for a drive shaft replacement ranges from between $300-$750 depending on the make and model of your car while a car axle boot repair can be anywhere from $100-300+.

How should a bearing be supported when pressing it from a shaft?

Exert slow, even force against the rings when installing a bearing. When installing a bearing tight fit on a shaft, the pressure should be applied against the inner ring. When installing a bearing tight fit in a housing, you should apply pressure against the outer ring.

Why do driveshafts break on a NSU RO 80?

Driveshaft failures are often the result of a worn or damaged U-joint. A drive shaft consists of a metal tube with a splined connection on each end…. one is connected to the transmission and the other is connected to the differential.

How much does it cost to fix a drive shaft bearing?

The average cost for axle shaft bearing replacement is between $356 and $405. Labor costs are estimated between $190 and $239 while parts are priced at $166. This range does not include taxes and fees, and does not factor in your specific vehicle or unique location.
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Comments on how to fix propshaft centre support on a NSU RO 80:
Great job it brings back loads of memories laying on my back in all weathers working on cars and vans keep up the good work
Many Thx from Germany :)
Does make a Whining noise when they are going?
Great vid. How hard do we need to grasp those pipes before oil comes out
Very good work!!
My propshaft hanger bearing needs replacing too. I saw the one in your link is 30mm. Can i ask the diameter you selected? Mine seems to be 45mm but i am unsure. Any help much appreciated.
Informative but quite misleading video, in my case the bearings on my van had never been changed, so the prop shaft was seized onto the universal joint. I ended up having to use two blow torches to heat the yoke on the universal joint and then hammer it off the prop. This may not be the case with every van. But I don’t want anyone else to make the same mistake I did, by assuming it would go as smoothly as it does in the video, I ended up spending most of the day on the job
Another good vid i like this lad he knows the script
5:54 you're a poet and didn't even know it!
Thank you very much for your time making this video, very informative :D cheers!
I did my bearings about a month ago. What an absolute pig. Everything fought me. Almost all Torques bolts rounded off so had to remove the whole bracket then weld and remove them once out. Broke two of the flange bolts gearbox side. Luckily there are six holes on the flange and the bolts that broke where in a position I could just rotate it and use the other holes wasn't in the mood for drilling them out. The splines wouldn't seperate. the bearings wouldn't pull off so had to grind them off.
Those T40 bearing carrier bolts are a pain. I changed mine for hex head bolts - makes your life easier next time you have to do it.
Just a little advice for pressing bearings on. Always use an even amount of pressure around the bearing from a socket-like device, bits of old pipe or a carefully machined bit are the way to go.
Failed my DOE on my transit only yesterday because of worn prop shaft bearings! Thanks for the great Video and going through the process step by step. I already used tips from your timing-belt video on how to replace my fan belt belts, both are working a treat now! Thanks very much!
Good video buddy. Subscribed
i should point one at the foot path :D
lol it's practically a pressure washer
Never seen a washer pump like that before
... the 4x4 is that one. its in for service and get the new radiator repaired for the 3rd ... time.
Don't usually see a gear pump for an application like this. Builds a tad more pressure than a centrifugal one for sure.