I believe that the flexible coupling for my driveshaft needs to be
replaced. I get a an intermittant squeaking at low speeds under the
console until the car has been driven for a few miles. At first I
thought it was something rubbing in a wheel well or a wheel bearing
until I had someone drive while I crawled around inside to find the
source of the noise.
Looking in the Bentley manual, I see that you have to remove the
exhaust system in order to get to the driveshaft. Looks like a project
I am capable of doing, although a long thankless task to replace the
$48 rubber disk.
Do my symptoms sound like I diagnosed the problem correctly? How long
should I expect to spend replacing the coupling? FYI, the car drives
just fine and there is no unusual vibration so I doubt it would be a
transmission or u-joint problem. Also, this car gets little use this
time of year. Driven maybe one day a week. Not sure if that is a
factor and maybe the rubber disk just isn't getting exceercised enough.
Roughly 115K miles on the car.