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My Tacoma Steering is bad and 4X4 not working

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Adamluna, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. Mar 29, 2009 at 5:55 PM
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    SC4333

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    Take a trip to the drive shaft shop and have them balance or replace your shaft if needed. The amount of centrifugal force put on the drive shaft after those three bolts broke is more then enough to throw your shaft out of balance.
     
  2. Mar 29, 2009 at 8:16 PM
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    im courious on how u broke 3/4 of the bolts??
    and get ur drive shaft ballanced
     
  3. Mar 29, 2009 at 9:00 PM
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    is it posible, those bolts weren't torqued up to spec and vibrated lose?

    80mph is fast, but it shouldn't be bad for the 4x4, even the manual says 80mph is the Maxium speed for 3rd gear in 4H.. 4th gear 103mph.. so that shouldn't be part of it.
     
  4. Mar 30, 2009 at 9:19 PM
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    Any suggestions of places? Toyota dealer? how much would they charge me to get it checked? should I have them install back the drive shaft to them? All suggestions are greatly appriciated!
    Thanks guys!
     
  5. Mar 30, 2009 at 9:23 PM
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    sorry forgot to read last ones, It looks like that the 4x4 was previously worked on, maybe it was out of balance and the speed driving it at 80m/h make the other 3 loose and fell apart. Is it expensive to replace the drive shaft?
     
  6. Mar 31, 2009 at 11:15 AM
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    Take it to a machine shop and have it balanced first, it will be cheaper than buying a new one, and they'll be able to tell you if you need to buy a new one. Never solve a problem by just throwing parts at it. That's the dealership's job
     
  7. Mar 31, 2009 at 12:24 PM
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    You are right I got a place there to do that, Do I need to just take the Front drive shaft to get it balanced? or how does it work? I already have it out (because the bolts were out). let me know! Thanks
     
  8. Mar 31, 2009 at 1:32 PM
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    yep, just take them the DS
     
  9. Mar 31, 2009 at 1:39 PM
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    Cool! Will do!
     
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