Prerunner with 2.7, auto and 150k.
The other day the bellhousing basically shattered while driving on the highway. The weight of the transmission then created a "pinch" between the engine and transmission. Bolts that use to hold the bellhousing to the tranny then dug into the torque converter. The flywheel seem to have taken some damage too. Its a very weird thing.
Also, about an hour before this happened; the exhaust pipe broke right in front of the cat. converter.
The truck has had an easy life, a few dirt roads is the worst that has happened to it. It has not been very reliable for me which is disappointing considering their reputation.
I'm confident that I didn't hit anything; the sway bar and steering rack is even right under the bellhousing.
If you have any advice on what may have caused this or if this happened to you. Give me a shout. email@example.com or PM or post.
It may be related so I will say: a U-joint on the driveshaft went bad, at a different time the exhaust pipe broke right under the collector tube(or whatever you call it)