Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: San Juan Capistrano
No question that your driveshaft has some issues. 1/2" of play, slack in the U joint - those are NOT normal conditions. So yes, some work is called for.
This "complete driveshaft" that you can just bolt right in - you're talking both driveshaft sections, right? Including the giubo joint and the front shaft support bearing? If all the components are good (no play and not overly tight U joints, giubo not cracked, shafts properly balanced) then sure, unbolting the bad and bolting in the good will make things better. Just be sure this "complete driveshaft" isn't a "completely worn-out driveshaft".
Although it takes more time & money, sometimes it is better to fix what you have, rather than install a used part and hope it's good. Putting new U joints and a new giubo into your driveline will probably fix the problem (unless it is imbalanced, bent, or ....). With new, you know the components are good, and they will last longer than used parts.
San Juan Capistrano, CA
'65 Guilia Sprint GT
Last edited by Alfajay; 06-03-2012 at 11:43 AM.