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Driveshaft squeak, leaky output shaft seal

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by HansLanda, Apr 20, 2018.

  1. Apr 20, 2018 at 10:25 AM
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    HansLanda

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    Sometime, but not always, my truck has squeaks when accelerating, up until about 30mph. After researching, it looked like the driveshaft could use some grease. I got under the truck to grease it up, but found out that since I have a Prerunner, there are no zerk fittings.
    I also noticed what looks like a bad transmission seal. By this picture, it seems the tranny is dripping oil on the shaft, and flinging it around. Can anyone tell if this is the source of the squeak, or at least what the issue is with the leak?

    Truck has 115k mi, and I flushed the tranny fluid at 110k.

    Found this video on replacing the output shaft, it doesn't seem too hard.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aC8yfiTiw3M

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  2. Apr 20, 2018 at 12:59 PM
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    115k on original u joints.... replace em with ones with zerk fittings, pump em with grease every oil change and never worry about squeaky driveline again.
     
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  3. Apr 20, 2018 at 3:21 PM
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    What he said ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Looking at your picture they are dry as hell.

    The tail shaft seal is a piece of cake to replace. Do it when you have the driveshaft out for u-joints.
     
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  6. Apr 21, 2018 at 10:46 AM
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    correct, same size as the prerunner joints but has the zerk fitting to grease em.
     
  7. Apr 21, 2018 at 11:25 AM
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    Check for warranty enhancement on the driveshaft. My Taco is 2006 and they just put new drive shaft in my under warranty enhancement at no charge. Mine was vibrating,


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  8. Apr 21, 2018 at 7:29 PM
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    My Prerunner came with zerk fittings...
     
  9. Apr 22, 2018 at 10:05 AM
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    Yes i want to say 09+ prerunners came with zerks
     
  10. Apr 22, 2018 at 11:16 AM
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    I had a similar squeak, I could've sworn it was the driveshaft... turned out to be the cable/chain that holds the spare tire up, might want to give that a look
     
  11. Apr 22, 2018 at 3:17 PM
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    Wow thanks guys! Love the knowledge here.
    I'll look into the warranty coverage, and replace them if it's not covered.
     
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