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a big play on drive shift

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a big play on drive shaft

hi friends,
went underneath of 300sdl, discovered the drive shaft (the one linking tranny and rear axle) has a big play - about 10 degrees free turn. it results in a dull striking sound when i suddenly press the fuel pedal, or some times when i suddenly brake.

so, what is worn out? i.e. what needs to be replaced? appreciate your info.
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didn't see abnormality on flex, but will go there again to check it out closely. yeah, need to take the cover out to check the center carrier bearing...
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