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Drive shaft boot size

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacofish, Jul 12, 2021.

  1. Jul 12, 2021 at 12:23 PM
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    tacofish

    tacofish [OP] Well-Known Member

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  2. Jul 13, 2021 at 8:23 PM
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    6 gearT444E

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    I doubt the driveshaft has changed from those two years.
     
  3. Jul 13, 2021 at 11:50 PM
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    wiggler

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    I can’t imagine it changed and that should be fine, but totally a guess, never had to replace that boot. I am curious, how do you think it ripped?
     
  4. Jul 14, 2021 at 1:34 AM
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    I bought that same boot/clamp kit from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GAPEDVG?ie=UTF8

    I have a 2012 regular cab with a one piece driveshaft. The main reason for buying it is to see if the clamps are the same size as OEM. I've greased the splines twice now and I won't be able to use the OEM clamps again so I bought this.

    I have yet to see if the boot or clamps fit. Been working on more important truck stuff first.
     
  5. Jul 14, 2021 at 5:32 AM
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    tacofish

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    The rip was my own stupidity
    There was a cone on its side on the highwaythat i thought i could clear with my lift
    It hit some thing under the truck
    When i checked it bent the heat shield on the gas tank and broke one of the fasteners
    I didn’t notice but the shield must have hit the boot
    When greasing my drive shaft i found the rip
    I ordered the boot listed above, will let ya know how it goes
     
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  6. Jul 19, 2021 at 4:06 PM
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    tacofish

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    Did the boot today
    Pretty straight forward
    One thing to remember is the splines on front of shaft only go in one way so the u joints line up
    At first I couldn’t figure out how come the shaft wouldn’t go back in, then I realized its i had to line up u joints

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