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carrier bearing play

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by rab89, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. Jan 19, 2010 at 1:14 PM
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    rab89

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    I was just greasing up my driveshaft, and noticed there is a noticeable amount of play in the carrier bearing.

    I have also been having a whine/ringing noise when i am off the gas and there is back pressure, a bit of a growl at certain rpm's when on the gas, and the whining/ringing is still there, but much quieter when rolling in neutral.
     
  2. Jan 19, 2010 at 4:03 PM
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    been havinga similar problem with my drive shaft as well. When it was up on the rack I rolled the wheels and noticed it was coming from the u-joint. Although my truck's drive shaft has grease fittings. Which is odd because i thought all toyota drive shafts would have factory closed fittings. Now that I know this I will grease the shaft( :)) lol, evry three months or oil change. I am Wondering what replacing this drive shaft is like though as far as labor involved as well as cost of replacement parts.
     
  3. Jan 19, 2010 at 4:25 PM
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    there is suppose to be a little play in the carrier bearing but by a little i mean like 1/4'' max. Its not to labor extensive to take out the stock driveshaft, 4 bolts in front,2 in middle holding up the double cardan u joints,4 in back. If you do decide to take it down just remember to set your e brake. The u joints are just like any other u joints to change,quite easy. Dont even bother wastin your time with the 2 u joints in the middle, theyre not meant to be changed,u cant even buy u joints for that part of the shaft. I found out the hard way.
     
  4. Jan 19, 2010 at 4:27 PM
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    I ended up goin with a 1 piece driveshaft,with some brute force ujoints.it was around 600$ i think
     
  5. Jan 19, 2010 at 7:06 PM
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    ok so I was just outside trying to find where my noises are coming from, i put the rear end of the truck up on jackstands and had my buddy run the truck in 2nd gear, the grinding noise is MUCH louder than I thought, and is definitely metal on metal grinding, i tried with it locked and it's the same..
    wtf did i break?
     
  6. Jan 19, 2010 at 7:13 PM
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  7. Jan 19, 2010 at 7:14 PM
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    ^ good place to start haha. is there anything sticking out that would be stratching or whatever else into the ds by any chance? i know a piece of my gas tanks "skid" was rubbing up against my shaft :D
     
  8. Jan 19, 2010 at 7:20 PM
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    no, it's most definitely INSIDE the diff, I was told I need to pull the 3rd member, bring it to a gear shop and have them put a new master install kit which is new bearings throughout, and hopefully the R&P is fine, but it's been a month, so I'd imagine it's fucked and I'll need new gears too.
     
  9. Jan 20, 2010 at 4:05 PM
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    fuck.. that sucks man,keep us posted
     
  10. Jan 20, 2010 at 5:07 PM
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    so how do I find out if my drive shaft is "totally fucked" as well? To whom would I take it to find out? What could I expect to pay for such diagnostic activity?
     
  11. Jan 20, 2010 at 5:11 PM
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    im having simaliar problems with mine . my shaft pings knocks and squecks
     
  12. Jan 21, 2010 at 5:21 PM
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    how does the shaft get fucked?, u joints make all kinds of noises when they start to shit the bed
     
  13. Jan 21, 2010 at 5:29 PM
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    Hell, I don't see why you couldn't set your drive shaft on a level surface & throw a good level or a straight edge on it(in several places on the driveshaft) for a quick check to see if its bent , warped or ?? Try it & let us know, good luck......:cool:




    ( Hey 300 post, I just rolled a perfect game !!!)
     
  14. Jan 21, 2010 at 5:31 PM
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    Sometimes the only thing that has saved my frame from damage is hitting the driveshaft first (j/k) You see where I'm going with this don't ya ?? lol
     
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    lol oh that would suck
     
  16. Jan 24, 2010 at 6:56 PM
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    I was tired of having vibes and noises coming from my drive shaft after lifting, and just bit the bullet on a Tom Woods one piece. What a great mod! Its sooo smooth and strong. :)
     
  17. Jan 24, 2010 at 7:07 PM
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    Better check those u joints before it gets this bad and you damage your yoke too.
    (not my truck, It was a customers 07 prerunner. It was vibrating the truck to death)
     
  18. Jan 24, 2010 at 7:08 PM
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    ive replaced my carrier bearing and it stoped makeing noise but vibrates at about 40 45 mph??? whats wrong?
     
  19. Jan 24, 2010 at 7:18 PM
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    Could be a few things. Tire balance, Was the carrier bearing pressed on straight. are your tires wearing smooth.
     
  20. Jan 24, 2010 at 8:06 PM
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    yea the tires are fine and the bearing went on just as it came off im assuming the u-joints are bad i hear a noise that sounds like metal raping around the drive shaft ever now and then.
     
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