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front axle shaft broke

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by tcoe99, May 9, 2010.

  1. May 9, 2010 at 7:54 PM
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    tcoe99

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    I was wondering if anybody knew how much damage i could cause if i continued to run my truck with a busted front axle. it makes a very nice clunk sound occaisionally. i need it for work dealer cant get parts till next week some time. any thoughts would be great.
     
  2. May 9, 2010 at 7:57 PM
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    Ouch... don't know exactly how much but I would avoid driving it as much as possible
     
  3. May 9, 2010 at 7:59 PM
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    drove on a busted rear axle for 2 days after going offroading.... not really good for the truck.. try to avoid driving it
     
  4. May 9, 2010 at 8:00 PM
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    more detail on where it broke/how and you will get more help. ;)
     
  5. May 9, 2010 at 8:00 PM
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    Need some pics plus where did it break?
     
  6. May 9, 2010 at 9:04 PM
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    it is busted where it connects to the wheel. it rattles alot then the ocaisional clunk. i need a week out of it !! it hurts to run her like this but i have no options
     
  7. May 9, 2010 at 10:00 PM
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    Take it off completely. Better to drive with nothing there since you aren't going to be using it anyway.
     
  8. May 9, 2010 at 10:07 PM
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    Remove the axle. Cap the hole on the side of the diff.
     
  9. May 10, 2010 at 1:25 AM
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    Well if its just the axle shaft I wouldnt think it would hurt it to drive short distances. But get it fixed ASAP.
     
  10. May 10, 2010 at 4:10 AM
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    Actually now that you described it, something just like this happened to me on my humvee overseas. The mechanic used a zip tie to hold it together for the drive home, but it kept breaking anyways. We had broke the bolt holding the tie rod to the wheel hub, but we had to replace the whole thing after driving on it
     
  11. May 10, 2010 at 9:00 AM
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    my dealer is replacing everything under warranty because they noticed the boot clamps were off when they put the lift on. they just didnt fix the boots at that time, they say they had no time. to make things worse its been raining here for a week so i dont want to have anything open. is it possible for the wheel to lock up on me or will it just bang around under there. its still in the boot.
     
  12. May 10, 2010 at 9:39 AM
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    why not remove it until they can fix it...
     
  13. May 10, 2010 at 3:11 PM
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    they say i will void warranty if i touch it. dont know how considering they know about it, but with that in mind i am not payin for this fix.
     
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