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Re: Driveline U-Joint Question

flderoos@mmm.com wrote:
> Has anyone replaced the U-joint in the driveline of their 200 TQ?  The Bentley
> says that the driveline should not be repaired, but replaced as a unit.  Is
> there something special about this U-joint or can it be replaced like normal
> U-joints.  Any suggestions or experiences would be helpful.
> Thanks
> Fred L. DeRoos....................
The front U-joint went out in my 87 5kCSTQ at about 110k miles.  My 
mechanic replaced it with the rear joint from a donor driveshaft; 
apparently both u-joints are the same.  By the way, he claims the reason 
for most failures is lack of routine lubrication.