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Drive shaft bolt re-torque

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Homersimpson2, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. Apr 20, 2011 at 11:24 AM
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    Homersimpson2

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    The Tacoma maintenance guide says that drive shaft bolt needs to be re-torqued at 30K miles

    I've owned probably 6 different rear-wheel drive vehicles (trucks and non-trucks -- Toyota and non-Toyota) and I have never seen this requirement before.

    Is it really necessary? Is it just a way to get me into my dealer's service dept.?

    One note: I tow a boat twice a year...probably no longer than a total of 40 miles....

    Thanks !
     
  2. Apr 20, 2011 at 11:41 AM
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    Might be a good idea to re-torque them anyway. I have found little things on mine that I am glad I found early, for example little to no grease in my U-joints.
    I am goint to check mine today when I change the oil in my transfer case.
     
  3. Apr 20, 2011 at 6:56 PM
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    I never thought of this. What is the torque specs exactly?
     
  4. Apr 20, 2011 at 8:48 PM
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    I believe it's 65 ft lbs. rear shaft and 54ft lbs front shaft
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Correct. I have checked mine once since I've owned the vehicle, after a lot of wheeling the piss out of it, and they were still torqued at or beyond spec.

    I think this is something that's rarely ever an issue in any way.
     
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