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Replacing front driveaxle

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by das56170, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. Mar 13, 2011 at 3:54 PM

    das56170 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2007
    Temecula, CA
    2007 Tacoma Access Cab 4X4 SR5
    Flowmaster cat-back exhaust, volant cold air intake, 3" lift with AAL, 285/75 r 16 pro comp xterrains, 1" differential drop, spare tire mod, hypertech in-line speedometer calibrator, debadged
    I need to replace my driver side front driveaxle, due to a leaking cv boot. How difficult is this job. I've found replacement axles pretty cheap at the local auto parts stores. I have the Haynes repair manual, but it's a little vague. The book says that I need a "slide hammer with a special hooked adapter" to remove the driver side driveaxle. What is that? And, is it really necessary? Also the last step says to refill the front differential, however none of the steps say to drain the differential. Should I do this. Thanks for the help.
  2. Mar 13, 2011 at 3:57 PM

    Metallikatz3 Well-Known Member

    Sep 10, 2008
    SLC, UT
    2017 DCLB OR
    Always in process
    You need a way to pry or pull the axle out hence the slide hammer. And when you take the axle out the diff fluid will leak out of the hole

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