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      01-01-2013, 09:47 AM   #7
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Drives: 07 328 wagon
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: New York

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It looks like the drive shaft itself is fine. its the yoke where the bearings reside. This is a bearing failure and not a shaft failure. Indeed, the needle bearing seal had been compromised, grease comes out, water gets in and rust demolishes the bearings in short order. It looks too, like the problem had been festering for a while. Its hard to see or feel this unless you are looking for it, so dont feel too bad!....There should have been some vibrations or noises coming from it for a while...though they may have been small and did not register as anything other than road vibrations, ect....

glad you stopped and pulled over right were mere yards from a catastrophe....