is it dangerous to drive 5 days until repair parts arrive

Asked by Jun 17, 2017 at 08:08 PM about the 1998 Chevrolet S-10 2 Dr STD Standard Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

3 days ago variable humming started from back of my Chevy S-10. At low speed the hum is low pitched, at higher speed, pitch becomes higher also. Mechanic said it is not wheel bearings but moving parts in rear axle, U-joint, connections to wheels, etc. Replacement is on order. How dangerous is it for me to drive it to work and back for the next 5 days, 2 hours / day on freeway at 65 mph?

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26,565

wow....what did you meckineck say about driving it???

865

My vote is get a car rental till it's fixed. Enjoy!

74,565

If you decide to drive it SLOW down.

1,630

A lot of risk, if you are going 65 you are risking killing yourself and others. Chuck up a cheapo rental for a few days, too much to lose.

74,565

At the very least you risk being stranded and a big towing bill.

50,855

Well if it is a u-joint the drive shaft could fall out if the joint gets too bad or other damage can result. I would recommend not driving it or asking your mechanic if it is safe to do so. We have no way here to determine the seriousness of the problem.

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