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help is my diff gone?

Discussion in '4Runners' started by fouillard13, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. Mar 10, 2013 at 8:46 PM
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    fouillard13

    fouillard13 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I got a 2001 Toyota 3.4 4runner auto. I know this is taco discussion but i get better reply's here. Any ways the 4 runner is in very good shape. I got stuck in a little drift yesterday in 4wd and couldn't get out because the stupid vcs kept going off. I tried giving it gas and made some clunking noises so i stopped and waited till i got pulled out. When I got pulled out i put it back in 4 and it will grinding and clunky. So i brought into my shop and put it on all 4 stands and had a buddy listen while i started the 4runner. I would put in 4x4 and when I released the brake slowly it would start grinding from the diff. I don't even think the wheels would spin. Is my diff screwed? Or my cv joints? It runs good in 2wd.

    It really clunks when i put it into 4wd and them put into drive or reverse it clunks hard i can drive it down the road and it works but clunks every so ofton
     
  2. Mar 10, 2013 at 10:54 PM
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    downpour11

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    Sounds like you shredded some teeth. Time for a new ring and pinion.
     
  3. Mar 10, 2013 at 10:56 PM
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    fouillard13

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    i can drive it down the alley and punch it and go fast no problem but going slow is will clunk the odd time. its not a drive shaft either.
     
  4. Mar 10, 2013 at 11:16 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    sounds like bad ring and pinion as stated before.
     
  5. Mar 10, 2013 at 11:36 PM
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  6. Mar 11, 2013 at 3:12 PM
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    Front diff s blown. drained oil shavings everywhere
     
  7. Mar 11, 2013 at 6:07 PM
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    Good luck!
     
  8. Mar 11, 2013 at 6:12 PM
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    jamtoz

    jamtoz frog

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    samething happened to my GF driving my tacoma a month ago, she forgot it on 4wd :rolleyes: and the front wheels just locked up, front diff was gone! good thing she owns a big garage :D
     
  9. Mar 11, 2013 at 6:24 PM
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    fouillard13

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    diff is out, Waiting to here back on 2 diffs tomorrow, I need 4.56 gears (a04a)
     
  10. Mar 17, 2013 at 12:36 AM
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    Bawlzdeep

    Bawlzdeep I'm dropping the hammer

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    I thought 4.30 was the lowest gear ratio in a stock 4Runner. I just blew my front diff last month and finally got it back on the trails with 4.88s and an ARB locker up front. I shredded the spider gears and cracked the ring gear.
    [​IMG]
     
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