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what would you do?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by rockostaco, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. Mar 11, 2011 at 6:34 PM
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    i have a 98 reg cab tacoma that was hit passenger side rear. The repair shop failed to notice that the rear axle shaft was bent from the impact and did'nt repair it. I 'am replacing it with a salvage yard part since a new one is out of the price range. My question is; should i purchase new outer bearings and seals or just go with what the salvage unit provides?
     
  2. Mar 11, 2011 at 6:46 PM
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    it just depends on the the condition of the salvaged axel,is it a pos that was in a wreck too or something that can be worked with, just work on it a bit and see what you find


    idk ive been drinking :drunk:
     
  3. Mar 11, 2011 at 6:49 PM
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    lotsoftoys pavement is boring....

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    bunch of crap
    just the axle shaft is bent? not the housing right? at very least i would put a new inner seal in trhe housing. correct repair: inner seal, out seal bearing...
     
  4. Mar 11, 2011 at 6:55 PM
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    no the housing is bent too. but my local frame shop is confident that it can be pulled and just get away with a new axle?
     
  5. Mar 11, 2011 at 6:57 PM
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    where is bellefonte ?
     
  6. Mar 11, 2011 at 7:02 PM
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    12 MILES FROM PENN STATE
     
  7. Mar 11, 2011 at 7:05 PM
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Go Lions :spy:
     
  8. Mar 11, 2011 at 7:09 PM
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    THATS RIGHT! LOVE TO HEAR FROM A NITTANY LION FAN!
     
  9. Mar 11, 2011 at 7:26 PM
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    bunch of crap
    i dont no about starightening the housing... would a junk yeard whole rear end be cheaper and easier?
     
  10. Mar 11, 2011 at 7:53 PM
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    they seem to be confident that it can be straighted. Cost wise is about half of what a salvage unit is or more depending on miles.
     
  11. Mar 11, 2011 at 7:56 PM
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    I gotta go with a whole rear.
     
  12. Mar 11, 2011 at 8:07 PM
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    well at this point in the game i"am going to try to straighten it for cost sake. i hope it does not bite me in the rear(no pun intended)! the amount it was off was very slight but the axle was clearly bent as to when you were driving you could look in the passenger mirror and see the tire wobble! the rear end itself was on passenger side between the wheel and fender i was able to fit my fist in there snugly on the the drives side same test my fist would fit but it was about a pinky finger to tight. i know what you're going to say....nice unit of measurement right? thats all I had to go by at the time.
     
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