Originally Posted by deafsmogtech
u crazy. No way to torch the ****ed meshed mattress springs looped on the driveshaft is in place of the vehicle. Gas tank!!! u instant. I wud advise a customer to replace a new or reman. complete driveshaft (come w/ new U-joints) and replace seals if necessary. Easy money than the dirty work. If u want to cutting the ****ed meshed mattress springs, how long will it take? 2 or 3 hours? Waste.
I've seen mechanic welds exhaust pipe near gas tank several times. They know what they're doing. I would agree that removing shaft would be easier but it still requires cutting some wires wrapped around end of tranny and end of axle differental in order to remove shaft.
I would agree get a new or remanufactured shaft because of balance issue. I bet the mattress wire wrapped shaft may have bent just a little. Little bent can affect balance greatly thus wearing out bearings and U-Joints.