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The rear driveshaft was inspected and found to have some minimal play that was not noticed while driving. The drive yoke was slightly stretched from a prior U-joint trail fix, and it now gets replaced before it causes premature wear on the U-joint and a potential failure. Taking the U-joint straps off, one of the straps was found to have been overtightened to the point of being stripped and needs to be replaced. If overlooked, something as simple as this would leave the U-joint loose and eventually lead to a damaged U-joint and possibly a broken driveshaft. Installing the new yoke that fits snug enough to hang from the U-joint and being careful to torque bolts to the manufacturer's specifications will ensure longevity and keep repairs to a minimum.

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