I have a 98 dodge dakota slt 4×4 the rear universal joint popped out and i at the time had no experience with this subject. I have replace the universal joint and put the driveshaft back on 15 times probably. I replaced the straps. ( they dont make them anymore so i had to go with a gm product.. Closest match and in my observation i feel thats not the issue.. I love Dodge trucks .. But this dakota has me pulling my hair out.