82 300sd drive shaft

has anyone ever replaced the universal joint on the drive shaft on a 82 300sd.was it a fun job or fairly straight forward.Does this universal tend to last a long time?

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You need a new driveshaft, can't you get one from a pick and pull?
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While it's pgysically possible to replace the u-joint it wasn't meant to be replaced and you'll most likely have toruble finding a replacement U-joint and owuld have to do some serious and very accurate machining to actually do it. You need a good used drive shaft from a scrapyard; make sure if it was broken into the two sections that it was accuratly marked as they're balanced as a unit.
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They last a long time... plus there is no serviceble part on the driveshaft... it requires tremendous work and balancing. Do you have vibrations? If so, check your flex discs instead.... they are the most common problem.
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