Re: Final drive shaft failure 2014 RTW
Unfortunately, sealed and non-replaceable u-joints are the norm in the automotive industry nowadays. When was the last time that you had a "lube" job done on your cars? Water contamination inside of the drive housing is the main reason why I said not to take the FD apart without making sure that the rubber boot is put back in placed and sealed properly.
The last time that this subject was discussed here, somebody who (I think) manufactures a kit to allow you to lube the bearings had made some comments. You might want to see what he has to offer, so that you can make the modifications before the new drive shaft is put in place. If I can find that thread again, I will post it for you.
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