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  • [Corsa C] Finding a driveshaft for a Corsa SXI+ 1.8

    Hi and thanks for the forum. I desperately trying to find a replacement NS driveshaft for my old 2006 Corsa. The sellers I've contacted thus far say the SXI has a different shaft and they don't do it.

    I spoke with AUTODOC – online car parts store with over 1 million auto parts for two hours (yer really) in a webchat and I wasn't convinced that they provided me with any useful info. I suspect I might need to measure the shaft but that isn't really practical. Any suggestions on how I might establish what is fitter to this car ? Thanks in advance.

  • #2
    I use J&R Driveshafts in the Midlands. You could give them a ring .

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Restorer View Post
      I use J&R Driveshafts in the Midlands. You could give them a ring .
      Thanks - I tried them and they couldn't help I'm afraid. Thank you though.

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      • #4
        Can you post you vin number? I've had a quick look on vauxhll epc and there seems to some variants, depends on vin number.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by TommyLT View Post
          Can you post you vin number? I've had a quick look on vauxhll epc and there seems to some variants, depends on vin number.
          Thank you !

          woloxcf0864160163

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          • #6
            It looks like they should have id stamps on the shaft and going by the vin allocation I'd say yours should be the later GKN.
            I've had a look on gsf and eurocarparts, they only do the later GKN. You could always use these and if it is wrong you can take it back. If you do use these, order online using the discount codes.

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            • #7
              Thank you so much ! So you think it's likely the OEM is 24427062 ?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Hyper789 View Post
                Thank you so much ! So you think it's likely the OEM is 24427062 ?
                I reckon so, shame gsf and ecp don't do both versions, you could have got the two then took the wrong one back (I've done that a few times).
                Good luck with it and let us know how you get on.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by TommyLT View Post

                  I reckon so, shame gsf and ecp don't do both versions, you could have got the two then took the wrong one back (I've done that a few times).
                  Good luck with it and let us know how you get on.
                  Thank you ! I've searched for 24427062 on ECP website and it doesn't come up ?

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                  • #10
                    I've just googled GM24427062 .Not many hits . Found a german site, that appeared to order from opel, but the price was about 750 euro!

                    Dont laugh but I also found a Russian site that listed several Russian suppliers. Going rate seemed to be about 250 , but one was only 60, while another wanted 500+. Not practical I know but I learned other stuff
                    Some were listing the part as 24427062 but others listed it as GKN 304400 or SPIDAN 24052 (an aftermarket maker?) You could try searching under those numbers.

                    But they also listed various bearings and parts for rebuilding half shafts. That might be the way to go. See if a specialist can rebuild it. Or you might be able to get the bearings,shells and bits and do it yourself. You might be able to get them from GKN .

                    Or investigate what the differences are. You might be able fit a cheaper more readily available shaft by changing bits on the car, or by fitting bits from the old shaft onto a different spec shaft. There are, or were, specialists who could lengthen and shorten prop shafts ,then weld and balance them. They may be able to do it with dive shafts and make you a hybrid.
                    Last edited by Bugman; 09-02-2019, 07:54 AM.

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                    • #11
                      Try the second number 374442 for that part. Parts catalogues often have two different part numbers, the actual manufacturer of the part's number and the car manufacturers own allocated number for that part.
                      When it comes to the likes of eurocarparts or gsf they don't use either of these numbers, they go by your registration number and if there are variants they will use VIN numbers 'to' and 'from' and also engine code numbers.
                      Both ecp and gsf are 52 ish after the dscount codes.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by TommyLT View Post
                        Try the second number 374442 for that part. Parts catalogues often have two different part numbers, the actual manufacturer of the part's number and the car manufacturers own allocated number for that part.
                        When it comes to the likes of eurocarparts or gsf they don't use either of these numbers, they go by your registration number and if there are variants they will use VIN numbers 'to' and 'from' and also engine code numbers.
                        Both ecp and gsf are 52 ish after the dscount codes.
                        Thanks. I'm still a bit confused. As you say both shafts epc list are chasis numbers from.

                        The last 8 of my chasis no. starts with 6 and on your pictures and epc it starts with 2.

                        By this logic it's obviously over 2 but I'm concerned that no other big shaft sellers do this shaft and epc do.

                        I guess I'll just have to take a punt and hope for the best. Many thanks once again.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Bugman View Post
                          I've just googled GM24427062 .Not many hits . Found a german site, that appeared to order from opel, but the price was about 750 euro!

                          Dont laugh but I also found a Russian site that listed several Russian suppliers. Going rate seemed to be about 250 , but one was only 60, while another wanted 500+. Not practical I know but I learned other stuff
                          Some were listing the part as 24427062 but others listed it as GKN 304400 or SPIDAN 24052 (an aftermarket maker?) You could try searching under those numbers.

                          But they also listed various bearings and parts for rebuilding half shafts. That might be the way to go. See if a specialist can rebuild it. Or you might be able to get the bearings,shells and bits and do it yourself. You might be able to get them from GKN .

                          Or investigate what the differences are. You might be able fit a cheaper more readily available shaft by changing bits on the car, or by fitting bits from the old shaft onto a different spec shaft. There are, or were, specialists who could lengthen and shorten prop shafts ,then weld and balance them. They may be able to do it with dive shafts and make you a hybrid.
                          Thank you. I may have to go down the route of rebuilding the shaft.

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                          • #14
                            Just so happens I was changing a valve cover gasket and an 02 sensor on a Corsa C this morning, I checked the drveshafts to see if there were any stamps but found a sticky label (drivers side) hanging on by a thread, it has a 'PG' on it plus a bar code. Have you checked yours? This was a 2003 car so wth a little luck you might still have them on there.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by TommyLT View Post
                              Just so happens I was changing a valve cover gasket and an 02 sensor on a Corsa C this morning, I checked the drveshafts to see if there were any stamps but found a sticky label (drivers side) hanging on by a thread, it has a 'PG' on it plus a bar code. Have you checked yours? This was a 2003 car so wth a little luck you might still have them on there.
                              Thank you - I'll have a look and see if the label is still there !

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