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Rear differential ...exploded? Help?!

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by RJALLDAY702, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. Nov 7, 2011 at 10:20 AM
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    RJALLDAY702

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    So, im driving down the 15.. all stoked to meet up with rcfreak & friends.. and all of a sudden i hear loud noises from under my truck, and an intense viberation that shakes my whole truck, i quickly started to get off the road.. a quick look in my rear view mirror and i see a bunch of smoke.. after stopping and jumping out.. i look under too see (the part that connects the drive shaft to my diff (..i think..) is pouring smoke..

    anyone know what could have happened? there was also differential fluid EVERYWHERE

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  2. Nov 7, 2011 at 10:24 AM
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    No, i would never drive with my locker on the road.. haha
     
  3. Nov 7, 2011 at 10:25 AM
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    It could be the pinion bearing that failed or the pinion itself snapped. Your really not going to know until it's opened up. Hopefully it didn't jack up the axle housing or your going to be replacing the whole rear end.
     
  4. Nov 7, 2011 at 10:57 AM
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    Agreed, i think it goes up today.. Hoping for a good verdict..
    IF it is shot, i am going to go through toyota again to get a new locking differential, I dont really trust any other way of putting a new locker in.
     
  5. Nov 7, 2011 at 11:00 AM
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    it looks like either pinion snapped or the bearing failed as Jerry said


    installing a diff isnt too hard if you have the know how and set the backlash correctly


    also the 8"diffs are known to be unreliable
     
  6. Nov 7, 2011 at 11:02 AM
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    Which i dont.. :(
    Should I just have toyota do it??
     
  7. Nov 7, 2011 at 11:04 AM
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    still in the 5/60K warranty?
     
  8. Nov 7, 2011 at 11:05 AM
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    go ARB, RJ! You'll have a waaay better locker.
     
  9. Nov 7, 2011 at 11:06 AM
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    I would; unless you have a shop that you really trust. If the diff isn't set up correctly it will just break again.

    Hopefully your gears and locker are alright.
     
  10. Nov 7, 2011 at 11:06 AM
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    What is this ARB you speak of
     
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    if youre under warranty have toyota do it

    if not look up a guide to take out your 3rd member (its quite simple)

    and then check these guys out, they can assemble and ship a 3rd and you ship yours back as the core

    www.eastcoastgearsupply.com

    not sure but can you even fit an arb for the toyota 8"?
     
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    I believe so!

    But could they blame it on my lift with no differential drop? new rims? new tires?
     
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    What say you, JLee? Should he ARB his rear?
     
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    Ah, i see! But will it be to where i can switch it on and off? and do i go air locker? or detroit? which one is best/strongest?! HELP! :D
     
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    no, they can try but legally cant and air lockers are strongest
     
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    Oh if it's under warranty fight it your lift did not cause that. Hell they sell new ones with lifts at the dealer with a warranty I'm sure they will have one at the dealer you go to. If they try that bull just go into the show room and ask if they offer a warranty with the ones they have on the lot? It might be a pain but they will cover it.
     
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    Ah i see, i remember being in 4WP and reading a thing that said that it is illegal to blame something like that on aftermarket parts? I believe this is what your talking about.
     
  19. Nov 7, 2011 at 11:14 AM
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    they cant blame a failure on something unless it is specifically proven the that part caused it
     
  20. Nov 7, 2011 at 11:15 AM
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    They have to prove that the aftermarket parts directly caused the failure, which they can't
     
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