how much does it cost to balance the driveshaft? what parts need to be replaced? on 1999 BMW 528i

i had a new driveshaft center support bearing put in took it back to the shop they are gonna cover labor for balancing the driveshaft just need to know if any more parts are going to be needed and how much?

by in Seaside Heights, NJ on April 01, 2013
2 answers 5 comments
ANSWER by on April 01, 2013
shouldn't be anything the shop can't cover.
COMMENT by on April 02, 2013
well now the shop is saying i need a new driveshaft cuz bmw driveshafts dont get serviced but i have to pay shouldnt the shop cover it cuz it was their misdiagnosis from the begining? so i just paid 500$ now a used one is atleast 400$
COMMENT by on April 02, 2013
Check ebay for used shaft!! Also check with a driveshaft shop if one is in your area, may be able to fix that mess!
COMMENT by on April 02, 2013
still think it wasn't the bearing cause that was replaced. it may have been the bushing for the bearing. drive shaft was probably fine. bitch and complain as much as u need to. remind them that word of mouth is everything to customer relations. should show on your drive shaft if they tried to modify it for balance. trail of evidence for u. make them pay for it.
ANSWER by on April 01, 2013
Why was the bearing replaced, to correct a vibe? Did it need to be balanced BEFORE the work? If not it should not need it now!! Something else is wrong. Possible u-joint misalignment after shaft seperation or improper bearing install. Just dont balance driveshafts anymore! Maybe back in the 60's!
COMMENT by on April 01, 2013
i am thinking maybe not the bearing but the bushing. can cause excessive movement that could explain U joint wearing prematurely.
COMMENT by on April 01, 2013
Hope the bearing and support were replaced.