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Should I replace the U joints on the driveshaft while I am replacing the tranny on my 74 coupe deville?

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I dunno, are they bad? sticky, creaky, squeeking, clunking, showing red rust dust around the caps? Do you have a constant velocity type drive shaft? If so, the center pin could be worn too and the shaft will need rebuilt by a reputable driveline shop.
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IMHO? Absolutely. You already have the shaft off, and I have seen joints that did not seem bad fail "all of a sudden". Ujoints are cheap, and why crawl under the car later when your already there now?
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I will probably replace them then. Though I may have to because I am thinking about having a new driveshaft cut. I have a Switch Pitch TH400 and am debating putting it in or rebuilding the original TH400. But the switch pitch is shorter. I still have not made up my mind which way to go.
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