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1997 ford explorer AWD front drive shaft problem...

Is there a front drive shaft on this vehicle? Took it into be srviced and mechanic said my front end grind (sounds like muffler dragging in front) was my drive shaft needing replacement. Price tag $655 ouch any suggestions our used part dealers?

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Try getting a free quote from several reputable shops before deciding to throw down your money on something your not certain of. Im not dissing your mechanic by any means, it doesnt cost anything to get another opinion or two or three....Its your money!

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But if your going to remove it, might as well wait till you have the replacement so you only do the job once. I had a Bad CV joint on a AWD Chevy van and did the same thing so i could still use it, and then replaced the CV joint when the weather got better.
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