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U-Joint and Drive Shaft Replacement

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by maal11, Apr 1, 2019.

  1. Apr 1, 2019 at 7:27 PM
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    maal11

    maal11 [OP] Active Member

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    Guys, you share so much good stuff so thought I would share this.

    I received a recall letter a couple months back for drive shaft vibrations but did not have the issue, so I filed it. Lately my 05’ TRD Sport Access Cab has been driving rough. I pulled the letter out and brought the truck to local dealership. They diagnosed the truck and gave me a rental for the night. To my surprise they are replacing everything from the rear axel to the Differential - No Charge! Say what you will about Toyota, they do not build a perfect truck but certainly back up thier product. Even at 190k miles. I will post some pics tomorrow.

    Nice Job Toyota
     
  2. Apr 1, 2019 at 7:52 PM
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    The dealer did mine. They replaced the drive shaft joints and also did the center carrier bearing. Covered under warranty. My Taco is an 06 TRD O/R with a Toytec Deluxe lift installed.

    My truck had a bad drive shaft before I installed the Toytec lift last spring. It is the boat towing and the squatted down crappy OEM spring pack (when towing) even with the lifted add-a-leaf spring added. So I essentially had a negative lift when hooked up. No worries, the Taco now rocks a custom built rear spring pack and no more Taco Squat or Taco lean either for that matter.
     
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  3. Apr 1, 2019 at 7:54 PM
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    08BajaBoy

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    Well crap. I just had my DS fixed to the tune of $555. What's the TSB number?
     
  4. Apr 1, 2019 at 7:58 PM
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    inwood customs

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    This April thing tho
     
  5. Apr 1, 2019 at 8:25 PM
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    It is a Customer Support Program # ZH2. Sent to me back in October 2018. It looked same as the Frame Recall program letters we received. There is a section in the attached letter where you can get reimbursed the $555 - Good Luck

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  6. Oct 15, 2019 at 7:42 PM
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    So I have a 2010 TRDORDC that was/is covered by the zh2 program. The dealer I initially went to last year sent me away with no service, said they couldn't replicate the symptom. 18 months later, I'm in for not only the u joints, but also wheel bearings and ring and pinion. All this has been repaired within a 2-3 week span, at just over 100k miles. I hardly ever use the 4x , I've towed a light load just a few times, had both differentials serviced at around 83k (I bought it at 56k). Has anybody else had similar issues?

    I really wish I'd been more stubborn with the first dealer, but luckily my joints were still covered under phase two of the zh2 warranty. But as a 4x4 noob I also am genuinely curious to know if there's any correlation between the gradual degradation of u joints and the more sudden ring and pinion failure. Or if there is perhaps a driving or maintenance mistake I might have made that I can learn from? (Basically, should I be disappointed with my truck or with myself?). Or is this just more random meaninglessness courtesy of the universe?
     

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