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drive shaft broke in half yesterday

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by fireturk41, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. Aug 13, 2010 at 7:33 AM
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    fireturk41

    fireturk41 [OP] I like to break shit!

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    yesterday i bought a new on peice drive shaft from boone iron works, 66.2 miles after install it twisted in half in the center. my transmission is not locked up and my rear end is not locked up, however i have a 100 tow fee a effed up exhaust and a need for a new fuel tank,aswell as an obliterated u joint from where the shaft acted as a pole to launch the end of the truck in the air. and i expect them to pay for it.

    what can cause one to fail like that, its bent to one side so the wrecker operator thinks they forgot to balance it because it had no weights on it. it also was not rubbing or even close to anything

    anyother damage i can look for, it happened over 200 miles from home so i had to borrow my dads truck...now i have a 200 more mile trip with my gf following me in my moms car
     
  2. Aug 13, 2010 at 7:35 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    Maunfacturing defect.
     
  3. Aug 13, 2010 at 7:44 AM
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    Get a lawyer if they wont work with you and see if you can get some of your damages covered. I recommend
    [​IMG]
     
  4. Aug 13, 2010 at 7:45 AM
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    He doesn't look Chinese........
     
  5. Aug 13, 2010 at 7:46 AM
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    He get's it from his mothers side I think she was only 1/2
     
  6. Aug 13, 2010 at 7:47 AM
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    ohhh, Mark is Portuguese
     
  7. Aug 13, 2010 at 7:52 AM
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    That sucks

    Hope they man up an take responsibility and fix everything that it messed up.
     
  8. Aug 13, 2010 at 7:55 AM
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    did you personally install it, or have someone else do it? It may be hard to fight if it wasn't done by a "professional". Those bastard companies sometimes use loophole BS like that
     
  9. Aug 13, 2010 at 7:56 AM
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    Good point, however if it was missing the counter weights then I would think he has a good case.
     
  10. Aug 13, 2010 at 8:01 AM
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    fireturk41 [OP] I like to break shit!

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    me and justin from unbreakable fab installed it. it really doesnt take a rocket scientist to install a one peice driveshaft. its 4 bolts and 8 nuts lol. we are going up there on monday to raise cain

    is there anyone in enc with a car hauler i can borrow though?
     
  11. Aug 13, 2010 at 8:07 AM
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    They defiantly didn't balance it.
     
  12. Aug 13, 2010 at 8:21 AM
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    fireturk41 [OP] I like to break shit!

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    i know this weekend we were supposed to raise the tcase trans exhaust ect and put on a belly pan and it nearly whooped my ass.

    i was supposed to put on my solid axle cover and hook up my arb locker today but now im just looking to borrow a car hauler or buy a cheap one so i can haul the taco back home and back to hickory on monday and thursday...and i still need to fix a buncha crap with my dodge and my moms power steering pump on her volkswagons going bad....i just aint had no good luck at all
     
  13. Aug 13, 2010 at 8:46 AM
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    I know its not hard to install one, but the legal loopholes could get ya there. Best of luck though! Im sure they'll probably at very least send you a new drive shaft.

    By the way I used to be from Charlotte, went to UNCC. but i just moved to Texas
     
  14. Aug 14, 2010 at 9:20 AM
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    Yep you'll probably go to small claims over this because they're going to say that it was an installation issue on your part.... good luck
     
  15. Aug 14, 2010 at 1:44 PM
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    Should've gotten a Tom Woods.. :)
    But yeah, that really sucks man! I hope they Pay for the damages.
     
  16. Aug 16, 2010 at 8:55 AM
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    they are telling me that because it looked fine when it left the shop that they wont even take the driveshaft back...i am speaking with my attourney this afternoon about suing them
     
  17. Aug 16, 2010 at 8:57 AM
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    LMAO, "It looked fine". That doesn't mean shit. Wheels "look fine" when you spin the lugs on by hand. See how fast they come off the studs down the road. I hope you own his ass. Good luck.
     
  18. Aug 16, 2010 at 11:22 PM
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    That really sucks. I really hope they do what they should, and at least help you out a bit. Sites like this can really change the way people see a company and its practices.
     
  19. Aug 16, 2010 at 11:42 PM
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    what the name of the company... maybe we should all tell them they lost alot off business in the offroad community if they leave you hanging. Is it a big shop or small mom pop shop?
     
  20. Aug 16, 2010 at 11:45 PM
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    fireturk41 [OP] I like to break shit!

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    boone iron works, they started ignoring my calls...so my girlfriend called them, they react alot smoother in her bitch mode, im driving up there on wednesday to let them look at the taco and the drive shaft...and i am bringing her with me.


    my attourney said im up shits creek without a paddle with out 1.5k...if they wont refund me ill just take them to small claims ct.
     
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