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richardbui23 04-20-2013 08:21 PM

Drive Shaft Blew Up!
 
so i had my truck lifted last summer and my trucks driveshaft pretty much just exploded. i've been driving with a rattle and vibration but i figured it was my exhaust because the welding seemed.....sketchy.

Anyways im sure im not the only one the drive shaft blew up on so how did you guys fix it? how do you keep from this happening again??

PLEASE HELP!

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Konaborne 04-20-2013 08:22 PM

well that fucking sucks

holy shit

OZ-T 04-20-2013 08:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by richardbui23 (Post 6773291)
so i had my truck lifted last summer and my trucks driveshaft pretty much just exploded. i've been driving with a rattle and vibration but i figured it was my exhaust because the welding seemed.....sketchy.

Anyways im sure im not the only one the drive shaft blew up on so how did you guys fix it? how do you keep from this happening again??

PLEASE HELP!

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That could be your vibration issue

richardbui23 04-20-2013 08:27 PM

yeah i realize now that this was my vibration and rattling issue lol

That Dude Tim 04-20-2013 08:44 PM

You could either order a Tom Woods custom drive shaft and not have to worry about vibe issues and your drive shaft exploding. Or get one from a junkyard and have a driveline shop balance it and change out the u-joints.

richardbui23 04-20-2013 08:47 PM

if had it balanced from the start do you think this could've been prevented?

Watari06V6 04-20-2013 08:51 PM

mother trucker...hows your transmission?!?

Utard 04-20-2013 08:54 PM

It was balanced. You just need to grease the u-joint more often. Its does not matter how expensive a drive line is if you don't grease the u-joints it will explode.

So next time you hear a rattle check your u-joints next time.:rolleyes:

tinker_troy 04-20-2013 09:26 PM

05-11 PreRunners have sealed u-joints, no grease zerks I believe.

But none the less, the noise should have been looked at before hand.
(not bashing you OP, just sayin)

How many miles on the truck?

TRD6Speed 04-20-2013 09:29 PM

well that blows........had that happen on my old heep. driving them BAM!!!

BradyT88 04-20-2013 09:34 PM

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Originally Posted by OZ-T (Post 6773300)
That could be your vibration issue

Always the helpful one...:rolleyes:



Is the front end of the shaft damaged or was it just the u-joint that broke? If it was just the u-joint that shaft might be salvageable. U-joints are only $20-$30.


Although looking at the pic, it looks like it broke the u-joint at the tranny and the carrier bearing in the center... I'm surprised both would go at once...

richardbui23 04-20-2013 09:35 PM

152k

dang wish i would've known! the transmission was burnin up when i finally got her home (we towed) the smell was fantastic lol

richardbui23 04-20-2013 09:36 PM

im not too sure it broke during sunset and i was more concerned about getting out of traffic but will check and post more detailed pictures tomorrow

BradyT88 04-20-2013 09:45 PM

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Originally Posted by richardbui23 (Post 6773660)
152k

dang wish i would've known! the transmission was burnin up when i finally got her home (we towed) the smell was fantastic lol

Why was the tranny burning up? Don't want to make you just to conclusions with what I am thinking now, but... You drive line is disconnected so towing should not have affected the transmission...

richardbui23 04-20-2013 09:50 PM

not sure maybe i was just assuming the smell was the transmission.

theduck911 04-20-2013 09:53 PM

I'd also recommend that you install some sort of driveshaft loop in the form of a limit strap etc, to prevent the truck from "pogo-ing" if it happens again.

Not much to do at this point but rebuild it, and keep up on the greasing. :cool:

Digiratus 04-20-2013 10:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by richardbui23 (Post 6773660)
152k

dang wish i would've known! the transmission was burnin up when i finally got her home (we towed) the smell was fantastic lol

Were you on a trailer? Or was someone dragging you behind them with a tow strap?

If its the latter, could be your brakes that you we smelling if you were stopping both vehicles with your braking.

jw1983 04-20-2013 10:51 PM

You cant buff that out.

richardbui23 04-21-2013 10:21 AM

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richardbui23 04-21-2013 10:21 AM

My Poor Baby

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