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Help- Driveline part failure on the way- knocking

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Turp, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. Aug 17, 2011 at 3:26 PM
    #1
    Turp

    Turp [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2011
    Member:
    #49037
    Messages:
    134
    Gender:
    Male
    Virginia
    Vehicle:
    02 PreRunner SR5
    K&N panel/ snorkel removed Keyless
    Symptom:
    Cyclic knock under load. Started out of blue. Getting worse. Reduces some when the truck gets up to speed.

    History:
    Towed a fairly light load 1500ish (lawn equipment) and on the way home, out of the blue, I felt a slight cyclic knock when braking/slowing down. It progressively got worse and knocked badly at take off. I babied it up to speed and while I could here the sound reflecting off cars as they pass me, I couldn't feel the knock as well.

    I suspect rear u joint or rearend.

    I tried the neutral/set brake/ check play. There is some play in the tranny and rear end, but I can't detect any in the joints.
    I did crank it, move it slowly, and felt a grab/bind at a point as the vehicle moved.

    PS. I'm familiar with u joints that use straps but haven't removed u joints that use a snap ring and there are some that don't have snap ring. Advice on removal would be appreciated.




    THANK YOU
     
  2. Aug 17, 2011 at 6:02 PM
    #2
    Turp

    Turp [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2011
    Member:
    #49037
    Messages:
    134
    Gender:
    Male
    Virginia
    Vehicle:
    02 PreRunner SR5
    K&N panel/ snorkel removed Keyless
    Never mind. Figured it out. Wasn't the truck
     
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