Does the driveshaft have to be installed the same way?

Tiny
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Does my front and rear driveshaft have to be installed the same way I took them out? Or does it not matter?
Tuesday, April 2nd, 2024 AT 8:18 AM

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Tiny
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They say you are supposed to make the driveshaft when removing it, but I have never had a problem with it because the unit is balanced independently. Here is a guide to help:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-remove-a-drive-shaft

Let us know if you need anything else.
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Tuesday, April 2nd, 2024 AT 8:47 AM

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