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Rear traction problem

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by JayARRGHH, May 16, 2011.

  1. May 16, 2011 at 5:20 AM
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    I'm running 31 BFG a/t i believe at 30 psi last i checked, and recently i snapped my axle shaft so I've been driving around on my locker, except when I go to drive my wheel always spins out, its becoming pretty dangerous where someone will flash me to let me go and i will be spinning out for a good 5 seconds while trying to turn so they think I'm not going and I've had some close calls, anyone have any idea why this is happening? is it because the differential can't shift between the two wheels since only one will be driven?
     
  2. May 16, 2011 at 5:52 AM
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    Are you sure only the axle snapped? Could there be more internal damage? How/when did the damage occur?

    The use of a locker on dry roads during normal driving is inadvisable at best and downright dangerous in some instances (as you say yourself). Please do not drive a broken vehicle on public roads until the vehicle is repaired. It's not safe. It would be one if the damage just occurred and you are limping into a repair shop but your post indicates this is not the case.

    Bottom line your vehicle is not performing like it should because the driveline is damaged and needs repair.
     
  3. May 16, 2011 at 5:56 AM
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    agreed! ...you really shouldn't be driving with that kind of issue.
     
  4. May 16, 2011 at 5:56 AM
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    Damn dude! Your gonna f up your truck if it isnt already
     
  5. May 16, 2011 at 5:59 AM
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    normally i would do that right away but someone else had said they drove around on a locker for like two weeks and had no trouble, and since i'm the stereotypical struggling student with no extra cabbage I decided to cheap out, but I guess I should have thought about effing it up more and doing it the right way.
     
  6. May 16, 2011 at 6:01 AM
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    I love thredds like this.
     
  7. May 16, 2011 at 6:14 AM
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    I don't think this brings my intelligence it to question at all in the way you're implying, I've had a tacoma for probably 6 months and am a web designer... the truck drives perfectly fine except when I try to 'take off' which is understandable but never happened before.
     
  8. May 16, 2011 at 6:15 AM
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    the only thing is though is that the right wheel which normally would drive the truck (correct?) isn't spinning because something is broken.
     
  9. May 16, 2011 at 6:28 AM
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    At this point I would be shocked if there is not more extensive damage.
     
  10. May 16, 2011 at 6:30 AM
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    Wtf . Like everyone else said get it the fuck off the road and fix it
     
  11. May 16, 2011 at 6:36 AM
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    He's good fella's. He's a web designer.
    Fact is man, you got all kinda shrapnel up in there. Spline ends, axle shaft bits. It's all not gonna fall into the bottom of the diff. One good piece of that axle shaft in the side or spider gear at 60-70 mph and you most certainly will be in some serious poopoo. Not just for you but possibly for an oncoming driver as well.
     
  12. May 16, 2011 at 6:48 AM
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    So you are saying that metal shavings are bad for differential gears? :eek:
     
  13. May 16, 2011 at 6:51 AM
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    Oh on contrary my friend.. [​IMG]
    Exhibit A :
    Broke something lets drive for unknown amount of time on locker because somebody said he did for two weeks

    Exhibit B:

    Post question about spinning wheel on one wheel drive ;)
     
  14. May 16, 2011 at 6:52 AM
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    I don't know man. He could be alright being that he's a web designer and all.
     
  15. May 16, 2011 at 6:53 AM
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    I moded 1999 Taco so much it had turned to Land Cruiser
    This and "I drained trannsmission fluid instead of engine oil are biggest entertainers on this forum . Its more fun then HBO and does not cost anything. :D
     
  16. May 16, 2011 at 6:55 AM
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    the reason I brought that too the table was because I'm not a mechanic. And my thread about a week ago someone told me to drain the diff and see if shavings came out and none did and the other person who's personal experience with the same problem used theirs for a couple of weeks and had no trouble so I assumed that with no actual problem I could try the same while I wait for my new axle to be shipped.
     
  17. May 16, 2011 at 6:58 AM
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    Well, yea from this forum, that was a good one.
    But what about the links to other forums?
    This ranks right up there with the guy that had the mustang that flushed his engine with water......while running it.

    And the other gentleman with the Motorcycle that poured "nos" (the drink) into his gas tank.

    Cmon now. I cant blame the guy. When I was in college and poor, I actually had to start drinking domestic beer instead of import.
     
  18. May 16, 2011 at 7:00 AM
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    BTw what locker you have ?
     
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    Broken rear axle with locker on should only be used to get yourself out of trouble, not into it. How many more close calls do you need before you get the hint, or will we just read about you in the obits?
     
  20. May 16, 2011 at 7:03 AM
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    Schlitz malt liquor.
    [​IMG]
     
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