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GSP CV shaft too short!!! HELP ASAP

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by CorrosiveTendency, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. Sep 9, 2012 at 10:46 AM
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    CorrosiveTendency

    CorrosiveTendency [OP] When up to your nose in shit, keep your mouth shut

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    I bought a GSP cv shaft from Advance Auto PN# NCV69170. It is several inches too short. What the fuck do I do now? The truck is ripped apart, called the store, they are saying it is right, drivers side and passenger PN's match the computer and alll that malarchy. They length matched me to a like year Tundra. The difference in length is coming from the inside bell, picture attached. (larger bell is OEM, silver is GSP)0909121339_aa7bbb976f944d5e46dccaa9931d9070136a8eb5.jpg

    Will a Tundra cv fit on our trucks? Or do I just remove the new boot and put it on my OEM axle?
     
  2. Sep 9, 2012 at 10:51 AM
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    Yep.
    Do you have the old one you took out? Does it match up?

    I'm at work so the pics are'nt showing for me :eek:
     
  3. Sep 9, 2012 at 10:52 AM
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    What's the problem with your OEM? Why you replacing it?
     
  4. Sep 9, 2012 at 10:54 AM
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    Ripped inner boot. They don't quite match up, compressed, I am looking at a little over 1 inch of difference.
     
  5. Sep 9, 2012 at 10:55 AM
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    Get a boot rebuild kit and reboot it. Return the auto-parts store crap...aftermarket CV axles are pieces of shit.

    In the meantime, just clean up the inner boot, slap some RTV over the tear, then stick it back in the truck and run it. As long as there's still some grease in there you'll be fine.
     
  6. Sep 9, 2012 at 10:56 AM
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    I see what you are saying. I would say call another store all together. Cause that's surely too short.
     
  7. Sep 9, 2012 at 10:57 AM
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  8. Sep 9, 2012 at 10:57 AM
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    Tried RTV, its on a flex point and just tears after a few rotations. Concidering removing the boot from the GSP and putting it on the OEM. I do not want to do this again if I can come up with a solution, garage time for me is very limited lately.
     
  9. Sep 9, 2012 at 10:58 AM
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    I've got a torn tie-rod balljoint boot that I haven't even bothered replacing. It lost a tiny (pea sized) dollop of grease, had plenty left in it.

    I stuck some RTV on there and it hasn't had any trouble since, so I'm not gonna worry about it until I have a reason to.

    Pic of the tear? RTV is pretty flexible. Are you sure you're letting it cure completely? Unless it's a massive tear, I'd be surprised if this is the issue.

    Failing that, yeah, rebooting the OEM with the boot from the aftermarket unit is probably your best bet...just be sure to preserve as much grease and minimize the contamination as much as possible while you do it.
     
  10. Sep 9, 2012 at 11:02 AM
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    Not to sound like a dick, but we are dealing with two different types of boots here. a tie rob boot only has to flex when you turn, and even then, not much at all.
     
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    There are no hammer notches on the GSP bell? If you install it, you may never be able to take it off again. :)
     
  12. Sep 9, 2012 at 11:04 AM
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    Going to the garage to see what I can work up. the tear is only 1/2" or so. This is what I get for being proactive.
     
  13. Sep 9, 2012 at 11:06 AM
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    CorrosiveTendency [OP] When up to your nose in shit, keep your mouth shut

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    I didn't use them to get the OEM off either, just 2 opposing pry bars between the CV and diff tube and gently bumped it right out.
     
  14. Sep 9, 2012 at 11:12 AM
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    If the CV wasn't making bad noises when steered, this would work. After you get your truck running, purchase a boot for cheap, install it on the GSP shaft, and return it.

    You can clamp the boot further down the shaft to avoid tearing it in the future:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/190669-my-cv-boot-mod.html
     
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    Not to sound like a dick, but that's entirely incorrect. Tie rod ends are a balljoint, and the boots flex with both wheel turning and suspension articulation.

    Anyway, the larger the tear is, the harder it's going to be for a band aid like RTV to work.

    In any event, regardless of what you do, be sure to spread the new boot out a little more to minimize the chance of any issues from fin rub.
     
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    So here is the deal. My newest friend Laura, the store manager, gave me the go ahead to remove the boot from the too short GSP CV and use it on my OEM, for no charge, and will still take the GSP back for a full refund. And another note, the GSP axles will not allow the boot to be slid inward to space the fins, the shaft is stepped to a larger diameter between the inner boot clamps. I feel like going on a cussing spree like Clark Griswald when he got his bonus check of one year membership to the jelly of the month club. Holy shit, Where is the Tylenol?!?!
     
  17. Sep 9, 2012 at 11:29 AM
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    All the OEM shafts are like this too. It can still be done. Just put some grunt into it and clamp the shit out of the boot end with a hose clamp afterward.

    A bead of RTV (it solves everything) on the inside isn't a bad idea either, as it acts as an adhesive from that side, improving the anchorage of the boot end.
     
  19. Sep 9, 2012 at 2:12 PM
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    CorrosiveTendency [OP] When up to your nose in shit, keep your mouth shut

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    Done. Boot installed, clamps salvaged until I get get good hose clamps. And....comments about aftermarket vs OEM strength holds out visually speaking.


    Left side is GSP aftermarket inner CV bearing Right side is OEM Toyota inner Cv bearing.0909121445a_aca157bf0cbb795aeef3af546abcbbed7e936139.jpg
     
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    Yeah. I pretty much consider aftermarket ok for getting me home and that's all. Pavement only.
     

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