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Driver Side Rear Axel Shaft

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by BENSLC, Aug 18, 2006.

  1. BENSLC

    BENSLC

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    CAN ANYONE HELP ME?I RECENTLY POSTED ON HOW TO REMOVE THE REAR SHAFT [DRIVERS SIDE].IT TOOK ME A WHILE .IT SEEMED LIKE IT WOULDNT COME OUT .FINALLY I RENTED A SLIDE HAMMER WITH AN ADAPTER AND OUT IT CAME.THE BEARINGS WERE ON THE SHAFT PRETTY TIGHT,I FINALLY GOT THEM OFF USING THE SLIDE HAMMER.I NOTICED A DEEP GROVE WHERE THE BEARINGS WERE AND I THINK IT CUT AROUND THE SHAFT.BECAUSE THE PASSENGER SIDE AXEL SHAFT WHICH IS IN GREAT SHAPE DOES NOT HAVE THIS GROVE .SO DO I NEED TO BUY A NEW AXEL SHAFT OR CONTINUE USING THE SAME ONE .I CALLED THE TOYOTA DEALER AND THE COST ONA NEW ONE IS 450.00. AND I BEEN TRYING TO CALL AROUND JUNK/SALVAGE YARDS "NO LUCK".WHAT SHOULD I DO ".....THANKS BEN

    PS .IT ALL STARTED WITH A SEAL LEAK,NOW THIS.:confused:
     
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    Capslock is like yelling on a forum.

    Sounds like the bearing siezed. Is the groove in the bearing race or in the shaft itself? Bearing races can be pressed off and replaced, but if the race spun on the shaft I'd think the shaft would need to be replaced.

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    And we are working on a?
     
  4. BENSLC

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    Oh I Forgot Its A 1991 Fj80
     
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    The groove Is on the shaft.the groove on the shaft is the width of the bearing.
     
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    Did you pull the inspection cover and remove the axle shaft retaining clip before you attempted to remove the axle shaft?
     
  7. BENSLC

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    The bearing should stay in the end of the axle housing (held in place by the seal) and the shaft should slide out easily.

    It sounds like you need a shaft and a seal and you should inspect the axle housing for damage (in the area where the bearing fits).
     
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    I have no other choice but to buy a new axel shaft and bearings,axel shaft housing looks ok.do u know where i can buy axel shaft and bearins for cheaper price?if not i will have to purchase from toyota dealer for about 530.00
     
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    Why yes, I do.



































    Me.....:grinpimp:
     
  11. cruiserman

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    Dan, Isn't the bearing pressed on the rear axle for a semi floater?
     
  12. PHAEDRUS

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    Nope,
    circlip on the inboard side, just like the older style semi float 40 and 60.
    Dave