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Drive Shaft Leak

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BIG MoFukin SERG, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. Aug 23, 2010 at 11:52 PM
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    BIG MoFukin SERG

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    I have an '09 DC TRD OR Taco that started leaking about 2 weeks ago...I noticed the leak was where the drive shaft meets the tranny...took it to the dealer and they told me my drive shaft was bad and they replaced it...they even gave me a complimentary car wash...gotta love the 60 months / 60,000 mile warranty....feels good to get your truck fixed for FREE!
     
  2. Aug 24, 2010 at 7:20 AM
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    cinch

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    How does a drive shaft leak? It's just a hunk of metal, no fluid in it. Are you sure it wasn't the tranny seal?
     
  3. Aug 24, 2010 at 7:33 AM
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    afd23a

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  4. Aug 24, 2010 at 7:36 AM
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    if you take the driveshaft out some fluid will leak. I don't think the driveshaft was bad like the two above said, maybe not seated right.
     
  5. Aug 24, 2010 at 7:36 AM
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    it was probably leaking from the tranny onto the drive shaft...
     
  6. Aug 24, 2010 at 7:53 AM
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    I just hope they put in the updated seal when they changed the drive shaft.
     
  7. Aug 24, 2010 at 11:15 AM
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    Is it fixed??

    If yes...then Good to hear - then we don't need to try and guess what it was.

    Do you have 4WD?? If yes...then call up the dumb-asses at the dealership and tell them the driveshaft will never meet up with the transmission. It's called a TRANSFER CASE
     
  8. Aug 24, 2010 at 1:14 PM
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    BIG MoFukin SERG

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    The leak was where the drive shaft joined the tranny, therefor it was mostlikely tranny fluid that was leaking...probably just a bad seal....my truck is 2WD...they took care of the issue though...I could've fixed it myself but decided to let the dealer deal with it since it was under warranty.
     
  9. Aug 24, 2010 at 2:11 PM
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  10. Aug 24, 2010 at 3:29 PM
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    BIG MoFukin SERG

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    Yeah i think it was the same issue...instead of only changing out the seal, they replaced my drive shaft as well.
     
  11. Aug 24, 2010 at 3:29 PM
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    <--- had same problem, $7 seal from Toyota, 15min fix with a friend.

    either a bad bell seal or not seated correctly. It will leak a bit if its backed out too much
     
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