Drive shaft failure

Tiny
TPARRISH
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  • 2000 FORD EXPEDITION
  • 4.6L
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 218,000 MILES
I had my u-joints replaced and was driving seventy five mph on the interstate. One or both u-joints failed. Had vehicle towed to service provider and fixed, no charge. I asked if there was any collateral damage to the vehicle and was told no. The next day my check engine light came on. Took the vehicle in and had to have an oxygen sensor fixed as the result of damage from the failed drive shaft/u-joints at no cost to me. I also mentioned at this time I also mentioned a new concern. There was a rumble sound when I pushed on the accelerator after stopping, coming to a stop and sometimes when I turned right. The service department checked the vehicle and mentioned that my torque might be going out and that we need to monitor the situation. My question is, could there be additional collateral damage
to my vehicle from my driveshaft failure related to my new concern?
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Saturday, April 21st, 2018 AT 2:15 PM

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Tiny
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Good afternoon.

Did they say the torque converter in the transmission?

Roy
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Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 AT 11:26 AM
Tiny
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The only response I received was torque converter. I am assuming the transmission torque converter due to its proximity to the drive shaft.
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Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 AT 3:32 PM
Tiny
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That is correct. I doubt the converter is related to the driveshaft failure and all the related issues resulting from poor workmanship.

Did they tell you the reason it has failed?

Roy
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Monday, April 23rd, 2018 AT 4:07 AM

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