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Drive shaft question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by carlosgto, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. Jan 15, 2010 at 10:05 AM
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    carlosgto

    carlosgto [OP] Active Member

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    I have a 2009 Tacoma dbl cab 6spd. There are times when I hear a clunking sound coming from the rear end and it sound like the drive shaft has to much play in it. So, my question is how much movement should the shaft have when you turn it back and forth?

    And lets not let this post get out of control with shaft jokes.
     
  2. Jan 15, 2010 at 10:39 AM
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    s10nick

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    it could be the u joint is bad that could cause it to make the clunk noise
     
  3. Jan 15, 2010 at 10:42 AM
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    I don't remember how much play my drive shaft had last time I looked at it, but I think it wasn't very much. But my drive shaft is different than yours.

    But what I can tell you is I hear the same clunking sound too, usually when I put it into reverse, or start to back up. My drive shaft does not have any Zerk fittings for greasing the drive shaft and I don't think your truck will have them. Only the 4x4's will have them. If your truck did than I would suggest greasing the drive shaft.

    However I just did a rear end oil change and it seems like it clunks less, maybe the oil changed helped, I don't know. Or try checking to make sure everything is torqued down right. But that is what I can suggest doing, or someone else can chime in.

    This clunking noise just may be something are trucks do.
     
  4. Jan 16, 2010 at 3:34 PM
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    The clucking noise only happens between shifts
     
  5. Jan 16, 2010 at 5:33 PM
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