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Replace boot for Slip Yoke, Drive Shaft

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by overcast, Aug 8, 2018.

  1. Aug 8, 2018 at 12:09 PM
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    overcast

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    Anyone had to replace the boot for the slip yoke? I have a 2012 DCSB Off-Road, and the stealership says this part is part of the driveshaft, so $1,500 after tax.

    Its a Spicer part, curious if anyone has the PN or has done the replacement with an aftermarket part. Any feedback on install (just drop the carrier bearing?) and grease used much appreciated.

    The heat shield on the gas tank was the culprit in cutting mine, probably bending from some puddles. Would recommend everyone to cut that thing shorter so this doesn't happen to you.

    Pic of a healthy one below -
    Thanks


    Screen Shot 2018-08-08 at 12.02.57 PM.jpg
     
  2. Aug 8, 2018 at 1:11 PM
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    Ask me...
    If you know what the sizes are, you can x-ref the Dana/Spicer catalog and order one from your local parts house or from online...like so:

    http://www.dennysdriveshaft.com/p2036_spicer_212010x_rubber_dust_boot_for_driveshaft_slip_yoke.html

    Honestly I just Googled "Tacoma slip yoke boot" and that was the 2nd hit (the first was a thread here on TW talking about greasing the slip yoke). No clue if that's the correct one or not - tis just an example.


    Alternatively; go to your local shop that specializes in driveshafts and/or differentials. They'll be able to get you a proper sized boot.
     
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  3. Aug 9, 2018 at 11:25 AM
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    Thanks man!

    I went that same route in the past, looked at the toyota parts spec sheet and ordered from that site and the boot i ordered didn't seem to fit. Measuring thickness of each might be a better way to search if nobody has a PN and a success story. Hoping this is something I can do myself vs a DL shop, if raising the rear of the truck and dropping the carrier bearing is all that needs to happen, or complete removal of the drive shaft.

    I have a trip coming up and gonna need to do something soon o_O
     
  4. Feb 22, 2019 at 9:24 PM
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    Thanks for posting that P/N.

    Had the same issue as @overcast this weekend. Terrible design IMO. The shield semi-wrapped itself around the boot and sliced right through
     

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