Hi there. Does anyone knows if the driveshaft is sealed? Being a former FedEx contractor greasing the driveshaft on my trucks was part of the preventive maintenance so there were no surprises. Thank you.
I haven’t checked under there, but by feel, I would guess that the Metris might well use a flex-disc rather than a U-joint. That has long been standard practice on MB cars. The flex-disc requires no service during its operational life, but needs to be replaced due to age and wear periodically.
The Sprinter and Metris are fundamentally different; a Metris is a (heavily) beefed up car, more or less- fully independent coil sprung suspension. A Sprinter is basically a box-Truck (Independent front, solid axle rear, both riding on leaf springs) with a unitary body fitted.