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Yellow writing on driveshaft?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by gunn, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. Jun 3, 2009 at 7:34 PM
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    gunn

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    Hey all,

    So I was just poking around under my truck and I noticed some yellow writing on my driveshaft. It doesn't look like chalk, but does that sort of marking always mean that it's been replaced or purchased from a salvage lot?

    Thx !
     
  2. Jun 3, 2009 at 7:40 PM
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    hillbillytaco

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    usually what it means a good friend of mine has a salvage yard and thats what we always mark the parts with that and a metal stamp
     
  3. Jun 3, 2009 at 7:41 PM
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    jolayiv

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    Maybe for the balance???? Post up some pics.
     
  4. Jun 3, 2009 at 7:56 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Well, if it's a marking on a bolt or something, then it can be used to determine if a bolt was removed since the last time it was tightened and marked.
     
  5. Jun 3, 2009 at 8:05 PM
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    You know, now that I'm looking at it more I think jolayiv is right -- probably for balancing? Looks more like hash marks...See attached.

    DSC_0017.jpg
     
  6. Jun 3, 2009 at 8:13 PM
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    Its inspection markings.
     
  7. Jun 3, 2009 at 8:21 PM
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    Cool, I don't recall seeing these types of marks before except from salvage lots. Nice to know that there wasn't some weird problem/accident where the driveshaft was replaced at <50k miles :)

    Thanks
     
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