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Drive line question.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Wingit, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. Jul 14, 2010 at 6:44 PM
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    Wingit

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    Just got a 05 Tacoma TRD and noticed a little vibration from about 30-45 mph so checked my u-joints and it looks like the rear one has been replaced not to long ago middle one looks OK but the front one looks a little rough and maybe a little slop in it. So looks like this weekend I'll need to change it and I guess my question is if I have the rear on blocks will I lose any fluid out of the tranny (auto) and is that just a slip yoke that pulls out of the tranny.?

    Also how do you know if the carrier bearing is bad?
    Anything else I need to know its been awhile since I've changed u-joints but
    don't feel like getting hosed at a shop.

    Thanks
     
  2. Jul 14, 2010 at 7:19 PM
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    Well, if it makes you feel any better: For the last 22,000 miles, I've had a 3" lift and have the same vibration. I have gotten used to the fact that I am not driving a $70,000 truck and I've changed it's geometry. No worries by me.

    You could go to a drive-line shop - they'll say they will start balancing and replacing pieces and you may get rid of it and you may not.

    Hope that helped.
     
  3. Jul 14, 2010 at 9:16 PM
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    Well mine is a stock setup and I'm not super worried about the vibration but the front u-joint still needs to be changed. I cant help thinking about that post a couple days ago where the guys driveline let go and looked like it took a piece of tranny with it. Trying to avoid that...
     
  4. Jul 14, 2010 at 9:41 PM
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    The loss of ATF is minimal, about 1/8 of a quart. I didn't bother topping it up after changing my front u-joint and that was about 15k miles ago.
     
  5. Jul 14, 2010 at 9:43 PM
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    Yeah! How 'bout it! What the hell cost him $2,000 as a smokin' deal - a Currie rear end? :confused:
     
  6. Jul 14, 2010 at 10:08 PM
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    Thank you

    I think the carrier bearing seems ok, is it supposed to wiggle around a bit.?
     
  7. Jul 14, 2010 at 10:09 PM
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    ^^Yes
     
  8. Jul 14, 2010 at 10:22 PM
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    Thanks ^^
     
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