no way it's worth paying a mechanic for the labor, in my opinion.
i'd rather drive the car into the ground until it's completely dead and then buy a new one, or, if it's salvageable for about $100 and a lot of labor, then maybe i'd give it a go with some friends.
the amount of rust is a little discouraging, though.
two shafts, but what about the rear axles?
i swear i hear clicking back there too. am i buying axles? or just the cv joints?
when i walk into advance, what do i ask for?
also, the DIY is detailed, but i think assumes an existing mechanical knowledge that exceeds mine. seems like a potentially nightmarish job without the right tools and without a clear understanding of what to do.