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The drive shaft of 1994 mistsubishi diamante

Hello I own a 1994 magna and when I turn my wheel like hard there is a horrid screeeching sound coming from the front end of the car.  The other day when I was turning out of a car park I had to turn hard and it made this noise I stopped as a guy was making a face because of the noise and I asked him what he thought it was because I have check where the tyres are and I cant see they are scrapping on anything and have just had all my tyres replaced with new ones. Well this guy told me he reakon it was the driving shaft. I don't know what this is and do not want to be of course ripped off with cost of what ever needs to be done.  I am hoping you could give me some Idea of how much such a thing would cost like even an estimate to give me an idea when i take it to the mechanics.  I had to stop work last year due to a medical condition so as I am not employed and having to live off disability for the time being I really would like to feel I am better prepared before I take my car to have it looked at Oh and I have been now told like about half a dozen times by different people who have heard the noise and as said only happens when I turn a full hard turn that the problem is likely the drive shaft?  Please I would appreciate any thoughts and especially an idea of what one would be paying to have the drive shaft fixed or replaced or what it is that is needed when the drive shaft is sick. I live in South Australia Magil area.  thankyou Kind regards Cheylaine.

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    claine Oct 12, 2008

    Ho hum No Free FixYa solution for the drive shaft problem huh!!!! Oh unless I pay for the premium assistance plan What exactly is a Premium Assistance Plan Sounds pretty impressive well I guess one thing a Premium Assistance Plan is IS PAYMENT for the advice one writes in asking for but I guess one could get that for free if one just went to any ole mechanic and just asked.  So what exactly is one paying for here that suddenly has the word Premium before the word Assistance seems quite strange to me I don't know about anyone else but gee maybe I'm missing something you know bit slow on Getting it???? but really why would one be paying for the answer to a question like mine when I get the same answer for FREE from basically any one that is a mechanic and know about my model car OH plus I can see this person get a vibe a feel you know compare if I say even ring someone up yeah so what exactly are you paying for the word Premium ?  can I use this word and say I have a Premium Car Problem and perhaps I may get Paid for a "Premium" problem looking for that "Premium" Assistance.  Well there is no harm in asking as I am here asking exactly what is one paying for? because I also feel that my time energy interest waiting for the answer well that all took time and I could perhaps invoice Fixya for what I feel is a fair  charge in dollars for my time given my energy my interest my time in waiting for the answer that was not given, Yet was sent an email suggesting that if I had not been given any answer I should think about the 'Premium Assistance Plan" very impressive words that would cost me for the answer to my question.  HMMMM just thinking aloud here peoples ..........Somehow all of this just leaves me feeling there is "something not quite right" about charging people by the use of fancy words just for an answer Like gee what is the Plan???? like come on PLan again I just feel there really is something quite not right hmmmmm anyone else feel this way ??????????



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