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Just pulled the driveshaft to replace hanger bearing and couplers. I noticed the rust color before, but assumed it was just surface rust. Upon removal and inspection I saw it had apparent rust scaling and pitting. Would hate to see the condition of one from the rust belt. Anyway, it doesn't appear to be structurally compromised yet, so I took a wire brush and ground the rust away and put a few coats of primer/flat black paint on it. I don't recall ever having this problem with a drive shaft before, and being close to 50, I have owned many cars. Would it have killed Cadillac to put a coat of paint on???
 

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It would have cost an extra buck, so they didn't do it.
 

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Would it have killed Cadillac to put a coat of paint on???
Engineering determined the driveshaft would fail due to poor overall design before corrosion could take effect. ?
 

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Man, You guys are rough...
 

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I have no qualms calling GM out. They just don't understand. Cadillac won't be around in 30 years.
 

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Engineering determined the driveshaft would fail due to poor overall design before corrosion could take effect. ?
There is probably more truth in that statement than you realize..:unsure:

Just about every steel driveshaft I've ever seen looks like that. On winter driven cars. No big deal.
Yeah, Im sure it was probably ok, just never saw one that bad before.
 
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