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henry9424
post Jan 25 2010, 11:12 AM
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My friend's 4yrs old Vios is going to replace the drive shaft. She went to SC to check, and SC told her to change her drive shaft. However the cost for left side is RM2600, while right side is RM2400 ohmy.gif And extra labor charges.
I cannot imagine it is so expensive for the drive shaft ~ RM5000. Any idea with it? She is considering for outside workshop as the warranty period is over.


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post Jan 25 2010, 06:04 PM
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QUOTE (henry9424 @ Jan 25 2010, 11:12 AM) *
My friend's 4yrs old Vios is going to replace the drive shaft. She went to SC to check, and SC told her to change her drive shaft. However the cost for left side is RM2600, while right side is RM2400 ohmy.gif And extra labor charges.
I cannot imagine it is so expensive for the drive shaft ~ RM5000. Any idea with it? She is considering for outside workshop as the warranty period is over.


why need to go back to UMW SC after your warranty period? enjoy of higher cost of maintenance? tongue.gif

my friend's 2005 vios front drive shaft(both left and right) change too recently, few hudred will gao tim, if i not wrong < RM 300 PER side only (buy part himself, replace by his friend who doing mechanic workshop).

10x cheaper than you do in UMW SC.
Vios, altis, camry does not really need to rely on UMW SC to service your car after warranty period as most of the parts are still sharing with old models..i believe a lot of quality and experience toyota technician outside...

Lexus other story (outside ppl might dun have the knowledge at all) tongue.gif
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post Jan 26 2010, 11:45 AM
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the thing is that, no one can stop a man from sending his car to UMWT or any other franchise service centre for repairs while UMWT also cannot stop any Toyota owners from getting his car repaired by an independent mechanic/workshop.

some people do enjoy the peace of mind they get with part warranty offered by UMWT - that is 10,000km or 12 months whichever comes first.


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post Jan 26 2010, 01:34 PM
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QUOTE (alldisc @ Jan 26 2010, 11:45 AM) *
the thing is that, no one can stop a man from sending his car to UMWT or any other franchise service centre for repairs while UMWT also cannot stop any Toyota owners from getting his car repaired by an independent mechanic/workshop.

some people do enjoy the peace of mind they get with part warranty offered by UMWT - that is 10,000km or 12 months whichever comes first.


yes... depend to ourselves...

but sometime the driven shaft faulty caused by the plastic cover that surround it had broken. Then caused the driven shaft expose and infected by water or dust. So it's advisable to put the 4 wheels in straight line to prevent the plastic cover break.

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post Jan 26 2010, 01:43 PM
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Yes it is up to her. She is still sending her Vios to service in UMWT SC until today. Just checked with her, the SC advice her that her vios might need to change drive shaft, because there is grease leak out. However turning the steering to the max does not give any "tak..tak.." noise. So I advice her to ignore it during this time period.

RM300 for 1 side is very reasonable but the quality of the shaft must be determined. Furthermore a good mechanic is required.

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post Jan 27 2010, 12:13 PM
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QUOTE (henry9424 @ Jan 25 2010, 11:12 AM) *
My friend's 4yrs old Vios is going to replace the drive shaft. She went to SC to check, and SC told her to change her drive shaft. However the cost for left side is RM2600, while right side is RM2400 ohmy.gif And extra labor charges.
I cannot imagine it is so expensive for the drive shaft ~ RM5000. Any idea with it? She is considering for outside workshop as the warranty period is over.


toyota vios 1.5 drive saft brand new, made from taiwan
LH = RM 265.00 / pcs
RH = RM 265.00 / pcs
total = RM 530.00

normally, the original price for toyota of honda drive shaft is very expensive...normally not much afford to change...
therefore, spare part shop will import parts from Taiwan of Japan for substitution...in order to get cheaper part but equal performance... please do not assembly the drive shaft in town area...coz normally the price is out of the space...

if yours friend is interested to change the drive shaft...feel free to contact me for further information...
017-6512616 jason
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post Jul 26 2010, 03:50 PM
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If any one sending their car to Toyota service center as schedule, is to prevent major repairing or cost and "peace of mind". At the service center they carry out Basic Maxcheck or Advance Maxcheck as stated in the service manual.
At the service center they (Toyota technical staff) should check all wear, tear & scheduled replacement and advice customer.

Do they really doing it?

For the drive shaft issue you can blame & claim the Toyota service center for damage. It is common that the drive shaft boot (rubber cover) wear & tear after some time (3-4 years). Proper inspection could have save thousands of ringgit.

What is "peace of mind", "economical" and "professionals" in their service brochure mean?
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post Jul 26 2010, 04:36 PM
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QUOTE (subrag @ Jul 26 2010, 03:50 PM) *
If any one sending their car to Toyota service center as schedule, is to prevent major repairing or cost and "peace of mind". At the service center they carry out Basic Maxcheck or Advance Maxcheck as stated in the service manual.
At the service center they (Toyota technical staff) should check all wear, tear & scheduled replacement and advice customer.

Do they really doing it?

For the drive shaft issue you can blame & claim the Toyota service center for damage. It is common that the drive shaft boot (rubber cover) wear & tear after some time (3-4 years). Proper inspection could have save thousands of ringgit.

What is "peace of mind", "economical" and "professionals" in their service brochure mean?


UMWT services is full of fresh grad technician, i doubt their quality will be better beside warranty provided with parts changes.
drive shaft usually last > 5yrs, but vios having lot of cases included my fren's 05 vios.

but he bought the parts at ard RM 150-200 per side(outside)...replacement charges at RM 25-40 per side...
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post Jul 29 2010, 12:37 AM
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Almost 2 years ago, I took my wife's Vios to a Toyota service centre for the usual 10k service (using fully synthetic engine oil, otherwise 5k). Upon collecting my car in the late afternoon (yes, almost a whole bloody day for a simple service), the very "helpful" service advisor informed me that my left drive shaft needed to be changed. That part would have to be ordered before hand from the main service centre (PJ?), and it would take 3 days for the part to arrive. The cost - RM2.4k. Now, since I also own another notoriously "unreliable and high maintenance" car, I called the regular mechanic of my "bad apple" for a second opinion. This guy said to bring over the Vios to his workshop for a look. To cut a long story short, the "problem" was solved in 3 hours (both left and right drive shafts) at a cost of RM180!!

Two years on, and we are still using the same drive shaft that supposedly needed to be changed.

There is a special place in hell for crooked politicians and lawyers, I am told. They need to move aside to make room for crooked motor mechanics as well. mad.gif

Moral of the story: When in doubt, get a second or third opinion.


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post Aug 2 2010, 03:59 PM
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Hi, i also have the same problem with driveshaft. My vios year 2004 got the drive shaft replaced last month on both side.
I have went to toyota SC and they quote me 2.5k one arm (as they don replace just the drive shaft head, it come in 1 whole arm). So replacing 2 will cost me RM 5k.

I went to Seapark non-toyota SC to change it and it cost me RM 250 per side (couldnt remember the name of the drive shaft head but it wrote on the box 'made in japan'). Total cost me RM 500 both include labor charge.



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