Driveshaft check (Every 12 000 miles (20 000 km) or 12 months)

1 Position the vehicle over a pit, or raise it at front and rear on ramps or axle stands (see “Jacking and vehicle support”).

2 Examine the driveshaft joint rubber gaiters.

Flex the gaiters by hand and inspect the folds and clips. Damaged or leaking gaiters must be renewed without delay to avoid damage occurring to the joint itself 3 Check the tightness of the final drive mounting bolts and the driveshaft flange screws.

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