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Bent rear axle?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by ImWarren, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. Apr 30, 2013 at 3:21 PM
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    BlueT

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    Why do you think it's bend? Looks normal but your mud flap looks little crooked.
     
  2. Apr 30, 2013 at 3:26 PM
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    ImWarren

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    Well the mudflap is straight, the tire is crooked. That's why I think it's bent.
     
  3. Apr 30, 2013 at 3:29 PM
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    do this and you'll have an answer like jason said.
    I dont think any of us will be able to tell if your axle is slightly bent just from looking at pictures
     
  4. Apr 30, 2013 at 3:30 PM
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  5. Apr 30, 2013 at 3:32 PM
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    Its a 2013. Tell your dad your taking it to toyota for an oil change. first two years should be free. Take it to toyota for a free oil change with toyota care and complain about a wobble. They should inspect it for free. Dont tell them you jumped it. If they fix it for free good for you. If they say its fine. Good for you. If its messed up and then wont cover it at least you will know and can think of an excuse for your dad.
     
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  6. Apr 30, 2013 at 3:59 PM
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    Why listen to me.
    I have no idea what I'm talking about when it comes to alignments and bent axles. :rolleyes:
     
  7. Apr 30, 2013 at 4:00 PM
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    I don't think you can bend the axle this way by hitting a ditch. Looks to me like you got positive camber but bending the axle would most definitely cause some negative camber.
     
  8. Apr 30, 2013 at 4:07 PM
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    Just because you CAN go 80 mph through the whoops...doesn't mean you SHOULD.
     
  9. Apr 30, 2013 at 4:09 PM
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    just man up and tell your dad.

    get that shit checked out.

    or....



    just let it go and potentially have something catastrophic happen that will be way worse than what it may be now and then your dad wont buy you anymore nice things.
     
  10. Apr 30, 2013 at 4:15 PM
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    Best answer.
     
  11. Apr 30, 2013 at 4:16 PM
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    serious dude.


    yea its gonna suck.

    yea hes probably gonna get mad.


    but it sure beats the hell out of trying to save face and possibly ending up ruining a brand new truck.
     
  12. Apr 30, 2013 at 5:24 PM
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    haha yeah but it's warantee :rolleyes:
     
  13. Apr 30, 2013 at 5:32 PM
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    Get your dad or one of your friends to drive behind you and see if it wobbles. Worst thing that can happen if you keep driving it you can waste your gears. Maybe you can gwt lucky and it only be a bent rim.
    Also check for gear oil in your back brakes those axle seals dont like bent shafts.
     
  14. Apr 30, 2013 at 5:38 PM
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    Just drive down the road and look out the window at the tire and see if it wobbles, if so, its a bent shaft.

    And as said before a pic took further away would help.
     
  15. Apr 30, 2013 at 5:43 PM
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    I dont think it is possible to bend the axle tube and not bend the hardenend axle. Correct me if I am wrong but the wheel lugs are in the axle so if the tire is leaning like his is the axle is toast. You can not bend the axle itself being it is hardened steel.
     
  16. Apr 30, 2013 at 5:45 PM
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    Shoot, just let Daddy take the new truck he bought for you out for a spin, and when he comes home ask him what in the hell he did to your truck.

    Misdirection.
     
  17. Apr 30, 2013 at 5:48 PM
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    Yes, it is possible to bend the axle shaft. I bought a used Toyota rear axle for my old pickup and the axle shaft was bent. I didn't know at the time but as soon as I drove it I found out.
     
  18. Apr 30, 2013 at 5:48 PM
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    You can bend the tube, and not the axle shaft, or vice versa, or both. The joys of a semi float.

    OP said the rim/tire is consistently cambered regardless of where he is parked. If the axle shaft was bent, the wheel would go between positive and negative camber.
     
  19. Apr 30, 2013 at 5:49 PM
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    Has James moved to SC??

    :spy:
     
  20. Apr 30, 2013 at 6:05 PM
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    Well I didn't want to look stupid because I have no idea what camber is haha
     
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