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Rusted out Rear Axle Housing PICS

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by mdenesha34, May 9, 2011.

  1. May 9, 2011 at 4:39 PM
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    mdenesha34

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    This is my 2002 Tacoma with 145,000 miles

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    Any thoughts? Currently looking for a bare housing, but not having much luck here in NY. Might try to weld it..
     
  2. May 9, 2011 at 4:39 PM
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    truckboattruck

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    use an image hosting site like tinypic/photobucket.. or upload to tw
     
  3. May 9, 2011 at 4:40 PM
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    I lost track thousands of dollars ago.
    Pics are not working.
     
  4. May 9, 2011 at 4:53 PM
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    How about now?
     
  5. May 9, 2011 at 4:54 PM
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  6. May 9, 2011 at 4:55 PM
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    Nope
     
  7. May 9, 2011 at 4:56 PM
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    maxamillion2345

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    don't use drop box. Try something like tinypic or photobucket
     
  8. May 9, 2011 at 5:00 PM
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    Thanks truckboattruck... hopefully it worked this time!
     
  9. May 9, 2011 at 5:02 PM
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    that sucks. I'm glad i live in california.. Don't have to worry about rust!!!
     
  10. May 9, 2011 at 5:03 PM
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    Wow, I lived in New England and never saw anything that bad. I would think the salvage yeard would be n easy find. Next time some preventative maint. might be the best bet.
     
  11. May 9, 2011 at 5:04 PM
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    I'm seeing them now. Yes pretty damn rusty, but doesn't look like its rusted through. Where is the leak coming from? Get an angle grinder with a wire cup wheel and go to town.
     
  12. May 9, 2011 at 5:07 PM
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    WOW! hows your frame look??
     
  13. May 9, 2011 at 5:11 PM
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    Preventative maintenance my ass, you shouldn't have to worry about maintaining a frame or rearend! A god damn body shouldn't rust if you regularly wash it either! Fucking manufactures should build vehicles that last in all road conditions! :mad: Ok I'm done being mad. :D
     
  14. May 9, 2011 at 5:12 PM
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    Brought it to a dealership a month ago and they said the frame was alright and didnt need to be replaced yet. I did some preventative maintenance. I purchased it 3 years ago with 95,000 miles and immediately had the bottom coated by Ziebarts.. Did it the following year, had a horrible experience and didnt go back last year. Ziebarts blows in my opinion, and obviously they didnt clean it well enough and i think it actually may have made the rust worse.

    The rust is actually coming from right in the bottom middle of the axle housing.. I wipe it off and then out of nowhere it seems oil starts to appear on the housing
     
  15. May 9, 2011 at 5:37 PM
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    Its too bad that from the pictures you can't really get a feeling for the size of the flakes coming off.. not only in diameter, but their thickness also
     
  16. May 9, 2011 at 5:38 PM
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    I'd hit it with a wire wheel, if you don't have an angle grinder you could use a drill with a wire wheel. Get it down to clean metal and see how you're looking. Might try hitting it with a ball peen hammer, make sure it's sound. But it'd be pretty hard to rust all the way through these housings. If it's not leaking from one of the plugs my guess is it's cracked some where. I think the rust is bad but not as bad as it looks. Like I said, get it all cleaned off with a wire wheel and you'll be able to see what's going on.
     
  17. May 9, 2011 at 7:25 PM
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    I'm from Florida, we don't have rust like that here. What is this Ziebarts that you say they sprayed it with, is is a rubber coating like a bed liner or a chemical that oils the metal like cosmoline?
     
  18. May 9, 2011 at 7:32 PM
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    sell it, and wash the next one and undercoat yearly
     
  19. May 9, 2011 at 8:29 PM
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    sell what, the whole truck?
     
  20. May 10, 2011 at 11:09 AM
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    Nah, forget selling, brush it down so you can see if it's cracked. keep an eye out for used/salvaged rears and bring your truck to the dealer every 6 months for a frame inspection. If i'm looking at the right part in your pics, your frames already pretty rusty. Don't let someone else get that %150 value $$$ just wait patiently and keep an eye on your levels. I smell a nice check in your future.
     
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