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retorque propeller shaft bolt

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by chriskingod, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. Aug 22, 2010 at 4:11 PM
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    chriskingod

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    The required maintenance for my 2010 Tacoma calls for a retorque of the propeller shaft every 15k miles. I assume this means the drive shaft. As I look at it, there are only two sets of bolts, one where it connects to the differential and the other is a mounting bracket where the 2 sections join. Which bolts are the ones requiring retorquing and what is the desired torque? Thanks
     
  2. Aug 22, 2010 at 4:32 PM
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  3. Aug 22, 2010 at 4:42 PM
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    Nah, I wouldn't even worrie about it. I have had my truck for 5 years and never fooled with that.
     
  4. Aug 25, 2010 at 5:35 AM
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    Set the torque wrench to ~80% of the recommended torque and apply to each bolt. If the torque wrench clicks and a bolt doesn't move you're okay. If the bolt turns at 80% before clicking, then loosen all the associated bolts and re-torque. You might be okay to re-torque the loose one but doing the associated ones too will ensure complete & even seating.
     
  5. Aug 25, 2010 at 6:02 AM
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    It's referring to the 4 bolts that hold the shaft to the rear diff. The torque spec is 88Nm (65 ft/lbs).

    http://www.ncttora.com/fsm/05+/data/ileaf/06toyrm/06toypdf/06rmsrc/rm2006ta/035001.pdf
     
  6. Aug 25, 2010 at 5:36 PM
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    Is is necessary to loosen the drive shaft bolts, or just make sure that they are torqued to proper specs?
     
  8. Nov 8, 2010 at 11:14 AM
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    Just make sure they are torqued to the proper spec.
     
  9. Nov 14, 2010 at 2:17 PM
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    Hmm...my set of fairly cheap crow foot adapters won't torque these bolts. They slip before I ever get to 60 ft-lbs. Like, slip off the corners of the nut -- it even rounded a corner of the nut a bit, which is when I gave up.

    Do I just need a better clawfoot wrench, or is there a better tool for this? I'm thinking of getting one of my students who are taking welding to cut a cheap 14mm box-end and weld on a 1/2" square hole for a torque wrench.
     
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