So here's the story:
On labor day weekend, my friends and I went from Orange County up to Mammoth for some fishing. Anywho, on the drive up, my 95 GC started to shake violently as if a tire blew out. So I pulled over, and checked but nothing was wrong. I just assumed it was a loose sway bar or something. Nothing major, so i just kept driving until my car started to slow down. <-- very dangerous in the number one lane
but yah, so i pulled over again, to here a very nasty grinding noise at about 30 mph. I pull of the highway, and go into a garage. I look under the Jeep and to my suprise my front drive shaft was bust, which was leakin some sort of oil which in turn led to some smoke. Since i don't carry a spare drive shaft
, i asked the mechanic how much it would cost. he gave me an estimate of 5 bills !!! so after some talk w/ the friends i settled and i told him to do it. Now i thought it was gonna take a few hours, but i ended up stayiing 12 hours!! err.. i didn't, i left the garage after 12 hours. i lowered my own car off the lift and told him to give me my parts back because the guy was freakin beatin the sh*t out of the "new" driveshaft. so i left w/ no front drive shaft. And so now my car is a RWD jeep...
but yah, due to my lack of dinero, i took the jeep to the parents.. hehe.. so they could fix it for me. but they have yet to receive the jeep back and it's been over a week. so now i'm thinkin i should just do it myself, which i can, but im not sure how much a new driveshaft assembly is gonna cost me.
If somebody could get me an estimate of how much a NEW front driveshaft would cost me that would be SUPER!
oh and one more thing, the jeep continues to roll back even when i put it into park, im thinking it's because im missing my shaft.. but maybe its not..
ok, thanks in advance to those who respond..