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Truck Trapped In The Woods (Rear End Issue)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jaggedline, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. Aug 5, 2009 at 10:09 AM
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    jaggedline

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    Soooo...

    Quite the first post, but here we go...

    We have a 2006 Tacoma, 4WD with the V6 and are trying to get it off some property without a tow, knowing damn well that driving it with spun gears is not of concern at this point.

    Here is the plan, since I don't want to yank the third member and deal with absolutely no lubrication in the rear.

    I want to yank the second half of the drive line and hope! that we will be able to drive it in 4HI since no power will be transferred to the rear, the gears will grind, but we will be able to get it moving and off of the property.

    Whatcha think? Any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance!

    ~ Jenn
     
  2. Aug 5, 2009 at 10:13 AM
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    GotLift37

    GotLift37 Bangers Runner

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    sounds like a plan to me. Just take it easy.
     
  3. Aug 5, 2009 at 10:31 AM
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    Remove your rear drive shaft and you'll be good to go. I would mark your drive shaft flanges before you remove it. This will help minimize future vibrations.
     
  4. Aug 5, 2009 at 11:03 AM
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    brian

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    Done that quite a few times before. You'll be good for a few miles safely, just don't go too fast. I drove my ranger 6 miles home on FWD with a disconnected drive shaft.
     
  5. Aug 5, 2009 at 11:06 AM
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    Better yet, have a friend come and help pull you out. where in california is this?
     
  6. Aug 5, 2009 at 11:09 AM
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    shouldn't be a problem as long as you remove the rear drive shaft to isolate the front
     
  7. Aug 5, 2009 at 11:28 AM
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    If the rear end's not locked up, and it's fried anyway. I would just take it easy in case it does lock.
     
  8. Aug 5, 2009 at 1:15 PM
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    Disorderly

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    How did you break it?
     
  9. Aug 5, 2009 at 4:04 PM
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    Hauling a huge load of dirt off-road where I shouldn't have haha.:D

    Thanks for all the replies guys!
     
  10. Aug 5, 2009 at 5:02 PM
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    x2, 3 or 4 pulling your drive shaft.

    I've broken ring a pinions before and quickly disconnected the rear drive shaft and drove it almost 100 miles back home.

    Mark the shaft so when you put it back in its exactly how it was or else you could get vibrations or worse.

    I certainly wouldn't "just drive it" with the rear shaft still bolted up. For now all you probably have is a bad ring and pinion. Drive it with the rear drive shaft hooked up and you could destroy axles, housing, bearings, etc...
    My point, you could make things a lot worse/more costly if you drive it with the rear shaft still trying to spin things back there and sending little bits of shrapnel flying everywhere.

    just MHO.
     
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