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Drive Shaft Blew Up!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by richardbui23, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. Apr 20, 2013 at 8:21 PM
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    richardbui23

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    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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  2. Apr 20, 2013 at 8:22 PM
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    Konaborne

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    well that fucking sucks

    holy shit
     
  3. Apr 20, 2013 at 8:22 PM
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    That could be your vibration issue
     
  4. Apr 20, 2013 at 8:27 PM
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    yeah i realize now that this was my vibration and rattling issue lol
     
  5. Apr 20, 2013 at 8:44 PM
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    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.
     
  6. Apr 20, 2013 at 8:47 PM
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    if had it balanced from the start do you think this could've been prevented?
     
  7. Apr 20, 2013 at 8:51 PM
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    mother trucker...hows your transmission?!?
     
  8. Apr 20, 2013 at 8:54 PM
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    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:
     
  9. Apr 20, 2013 at 9:26 PM
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    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?
     
  10. Apr 20, 2013 at 9:29 PM
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    well that blows........had that happen on my old heep. driving them BAM!!!
     
  11. Apr 20, 2013 at 9:34 PM
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    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...
     
  12. Apr 20, 2013 at 9:35 PM
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    dang wish i would've known! the transmission was burnin up when i finally got her home (we towed) the smell was fantastic lol
     
  13. Apr 20, 2013 at 9:36 PM
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    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
     
  14. Apr 20, 2013 at 9:45 PM
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    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...
     
  15. Apr 20, 2013 at 9:50 PM
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    not sure maybe i was just assuming the smell was the transmission.
     
  16. Apr 20, 2013 at 9:53 PM
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    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:
     
  17. Apr 20, 2013 at 10:37 PM
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    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.
     
  18. Apr 20, 2013 at 10:51 PM
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    You cant buff that out.
     
  19. Apr 21, 2013 at 10:21 AM
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