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Lurch or bump on final stop? Check slip yoke

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by kaframer, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. Aug 4, 2010 at 7:14 PM
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    kaframer

    kaframer [OP] Member

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    Lots of Tacos have this problem due to design and untrained lube service techs.

    Do NOT suspect the tranny and 1st gear shift until you've checked the splined slip yoke in the driveline immediately in front of the differential -- especially if you take it for service by the JiffyLube boys. They have a tendency to over lube it by just packing it way too much with grease. The grease hardens, gets dirty and impedes slip travel rather than helping. Then may even rust which makes friction even worse. This makes the drive line length suddenly lurch when stopping instead of smoothing driveline movement.

    Its an easy fix and no new parts req. Just be sure if you remove for cleaning that you mark all the faces so you can get it back together in exactly the same orientation to keep balancing right.

    Cleaning out old grease and getting rust off fixed mine from doing the stoplight bump.
     
  2. Aug 4, 2010 at 7:15 PM
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    Good info, because I have this and it's the one thing that drives me the craziest in my truck. Might have to try just cleaning and regreasing this.
     
  3. Aug 5, 2010 at 6:56 AM
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    I have this too! I was thinking that maybe the guy didn't put in good tranny fluid when he swapped it right before I bought it....

    Can we get some pics of what needs to be cleaned/degreased? I am curious to nip this in the bud!
     
  4. Aug 10, 2010 at 1:10 PM
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  5. Aug 10, 2010 at 1:16 PM
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    kaframer

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    View from right side of '02 Tacoma. Differential to left. When gummed up, it doesn't slide smoothly. It causes a "bump" when it does finally yield to lengthen driveline when coming to a stop.
     
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