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Drive shaft questions

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by LBtaco, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. Aug 16, 2009 at 2:54 AM
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    LBtaco

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    ok so here i am late night browsing again.

    I had a thought about my thump when I stop.
    I have a 2WD and the axle doesn't have that boot thingy(slip yoke) that lets the shaft change length, but the 4WD's do.
    so, they are the same length from the carrier bearing to the rear right?
    maybe someone that changed theirs to a 1 piece still has one around?
    Would be worth a shot I suppose????
    looking at these diagrams I think it would work

    2WD
    http://ncttora.com/fsm/05+/data/ileaf/06toyrm/06toypdf/06rmsrc/rm2006ta/03500310.pdf

    4WD
    http://ncttora.com/fsm/05+/data/ileaf/06toyrm/06toypdf/06rmsrc/rm2006ta/03500610.pdf
     
  2. Aug 16, 2009 at 6:03 AM
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    All driveshafts have a SLIP in it. It's a matter of WHERE it's located.

    What exactly are you trying to do that you want a different driveshaft?

    After looking at the diagrams - At the top left of the 4WD diagram, you'll see
    UNIVERSAL JOINT
    FLANGE YOKE

    At the top left of the 2WD diagram, you'll see
    UNIVERSAL JOINT
    SLEEVE YOKE

    The slip on the 2WD trucks is most likely at the output of the transmission - because obviously, you don't have a transfer case.

    Changing to a one-piece on a 2WD truck will require you to mate it up to your transmission which might be costly. Call Tom Woods and talk to them...
    http://www.4xshaft.com/index.html

    Suggestion: Crawl underneath your truck (in gear/ in park/NOT neutral) and grab the driveshaft with your hand. Rotate it clockwise or counter-clockwise. Do you get any movement? If yes, How much?
    If you're able to move your driveshaft even 1/8" - there's slop in your driveline and that can be causing the 'clunk' which has nothing to do with the driveshaft.
     
  3. Aug 16, 2009 at 6:41 AM
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    ah the notorious prerunner clunk... i find mine goes away if i stop in neutral.... what a pain... i heard you can have the driveshaft greased and it will help...
     
  4. Aug 16, 2009 at 7:21 AM
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  5. Aug 16, 2009 at 11:26 AM
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    where do I grease it? lol
    I have got under there and wiggled it around, not really any movement.
    and yeah at the tranny there is a slip yoke i suppose, how would I lube that?
    But does the shaft really move past (to the front) the carrier bearing? or is my whole drive shaft clunking back n forth?

    Im going to get under there again today and take a look, this is the last irritating issue with this truck and it had done it since I bought it.

    thanx for the suggestions.
     
  6. Aug 16, 2009 at 1:15 PM
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    Hey Gang,

    You might not even have an issue with the driveshaft.

    Start doing some research on AXLE WRAP
     
  7. Aug 16, 2009 at 3:08 PM
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    I don't think thats it. I have the same 'thump' even after replacing the leafs.(deaver 10 pack)
    I have also replaced the front rotors and pads and inspected/cleaned the rear drums.
     
  8. Aug 16, 2009 at 8:16 PM
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    mine does it 5-6 seconds after stop... like this... slowly stop... complete stop... 5 seconds... CLUNK! only does it in drive with my auto trans... if it was axle wrap with stock setup under easy braking.... doubt it. i'm not new to suspension or 4 wheeling... owned a lifted wrangler for 5 years and learned all about axle wrap... i really doubt that is what it is... but i am no toyota mechanic.
     
  9. Aug 16, 2009 at 9:22 PM
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    I have the same prob as both you guys. As for the guy that gets the clunk 4-5 seconds after a stop is due to the truck shifting down to 1st. Mine does it sometimes 4-5 seconds after I stop or it does it as I let my foot off the break. Same prob
     
  10. Aug 17, 2009 at 5:20 AM
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    Ok...now we have a better description. That's the AUTO Transmission LURCH.

    Search about it, lots of discussions about this already. It's completely normal.

    It's the transmission downshifting & the rpm's go up resulting in that lurch/clunk feeling after you come to a complete stop. Yeah, and sometimes 5 seconds after you truck is at full rested stop. My truck does it. My previously owned Jeep Grand Cherokee did it.
     
  11. Aug 26, 2009 at 8:30 PM
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    Any update on this clunk sound and where it's coming from?
     
  12. Aug 26, 2009 at 9:34 PM
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    no update for my thump :( living with it.

    although, I did have a thump on the freeway when I had to punch it. it clunked like a real hard downshift plus more, but then was fine.. nothing like it since then. I had maybe 300 lbs of wood scrap in the back too.
    Maybe something is up with my tranny?:pray:
     
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