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CV axle issue

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by arichart, Apr 24, 2024.

  1. Apr 24, 2024 at 4:52 PM
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    Hello all! New to the world, but have used some good guidance from past posts.
    Recently replaced front drivers cv axle due to torn boot. Got the repl from parts store that they said matched. 3 days later the boot is pulled tight, and making horrible sounds. Have read that cheap replacements are too short?

    Got the repl ordered from toyota. Hope this does the trick.

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    Post the part number off the box and where you bought it from. Do you have any lift installed or is your suspension stock?

    -J
     
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    why not just move the clamp inward
     
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    But if the axle is short and pulling the roller to the end of the housing, wont this eventually cause bigger issues?
    Not sure just moving the rubber boot will fix.
    This is my DD and with interstate speeds of 75+mph…definitely don’t want the axle letting go in that situation.
     
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    Did you do the replacement yourself? If you still have your old CV, I would pull that new one and place it along side your old one. Check to see if they are the same length. If you by chance purchased a reman from the auto parts store and they short changed your axle (pun intended), then you'll know where the issue is. I don't remember off hand the exact length of a stock axle, for some reason 18" is sticking in my mind (I'm probably wrong) but they may have thrown in a shorter axle on accident. What @TacoTuesday1 suggested is cutting that shorter band clamp and sliding it closer to the axle joint to give you something of a reverse boot-slide mod. You'll need either another band clamp and the crimp tool or one of those screw type pipe clamps at any hardware store. Galvanized will keep the corrosion down and reduce the rust but as with all mods, you'll need to keep an eye on the clamp in case it rusts off. I personally believe that who ever manufactured your CarQuest CV, just put the boot a little too high on your axle.

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    Thanks for the info.
    No, a local tire shop did it under warranty for cutting my boot during a brake line job, so I dont have the old axle. The shop also didnt seat it in the diff and popped out after a few miles. Upon taking apart to reseat it, I saw they had mashed the nut end threads by hitting w a hammer…and didnt top off diff fluid either. After all this, I told them I didnt want them touching it again.

    Said shop agreed to pay for Toyota axle, so either way, got 2 free axles!!

    I will def check length of current one next to the Toyota part to compare.
    Also got a boot clamp kit and…so ready for anything.
     
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