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Play in CV joints?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by NHCrewcab2008, May 7, 2012.

  1. May 7, 2012 at 5:16 PM
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    NHCrewcab2008

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    Called the dealer today and asked if there is suppossed to be a little play in the CV joints of a 2nd gen taco and they said yes, is this true?
     
  2. May 7, 2012 at 5:17 PM
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    Normal, especially the driver's side.
     
  3. May 7, 2012 at 8:01 PM
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    I had the same concern but also had 2 torn cv boots. having the platinum warranty and having to get a little stern I got both cv shafts replaced for free!
     
  4. May 7, 2012 at 8:09 PM
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    1/4" or so of slop is normal.
     
  5. May 7, 2012 at 10:28 PM
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    Yes. It is normal. It is just the way the bearings and cups are designed inside the booots of the CV axles. Due to higher articulation of suspension in 4x4's, it is generally the case in most manufactures. Those who don't, have CV shafts wear out faster. You will generally only see guys replacing cv shafts if the boot has torn and the shaft has worn out due to lack of grease.
     
  6. May 8, 2012 at 1:05 AM
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    Normal
     
  7. May 9, 2012 at 6:53 PM
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    Thanks for the replies. I have a small wobble in the front left wheel and can't figure it out and can't get back to dealer anytime soon and my warranty runs out in 4k miles.
     
  8. May 9, 2012 at 8:28 PM
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    Is the wobble when you jack the wheel up and move the wheel up and down and side to side if so its most likely a wheel bearing
     
  9. May 10, 2012 at 9:32 AM
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    Its a side to side wobble, and I had originally thought it was the wheel bearing, but the dealership told me it was fine. I feel like I am being screwed because my warranty is almost up.
     
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