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1989 230 TE Propshaft rubbers

Hi I am a new member who knows nothing about Mercedes but am looking to buy a 1989 Mercedes 230 TE
I am told there is significant vibration at speed and that it suggested it is from the propshaft rubber couplings.
Is this a common fault ? Is it easily fixed ? Is it an expensive fix ?
I am fairly handy mechanically and have access to a pit
Any info would be much appreciated before I progress further with this purchase
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Yes, the rubber discs at each end of the driveshaft do wear, as does the center support and bearing. The parts are fairly inexpensive and it's a moderately difficult DIY job, not out of reach at all.

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