LJ78 possible bent front axle (1 Viewer)

Joined
Nov 10, 2020
Messages
16
Location
Santa Rosa Beach, FL
My LJ78 has been running great after a new cylinder head, but recently I had a bit of an incident off roading and now my passenger side front wheel has a negative camber. I took it to a shop and put it on a lift, I was told that the axle appears to be bent, or it could just be the axle housing. If it’s just the housing, I can reuse my current gears and hardware for the axle. The truck is still drivable, but I want to fix everything so I can sell it. (4x4 still works very well)

Questions- is a bent axle or housing a normal issue? Is there a repair that can be done, or do I have to source a new housing? Where do I go about finding a new front axle housing? Anyone else have this happen to them before, if so what did you do in the situation?

I have a- 1992 LJ78 prado

Cheers,
Cal
 
Joined
Oct 18, 2018
Messages
175
Location
Waikato New Zealand
post some pics to get a better idea, I straightened a nissan patrol front diff in place using a hydraulic porter power and chains, its as rough as guts but it worked

Pull the front diff out would be the best start though to get a better idea of how bent, strip the diff and see if its the stub or housing especially if you are selling it
 
Joined
Aug 5, 2014
Messages
391
Location
DFW, TX
My LJ78 has been running great after a new cylinder head, but recently I had a bit of an incident off roading and now my passenger side front wheel has a negative camber. I took it to a shop and put it on a lift, I was told that the axle appears to be bent, or it could just be the axle housing. If it’s just the housing, I can reuse my current gears and hardware for the axle. The truck is still drivable, but I want to fix everything so I can sell it. (4x4 still works very well)

Questions- is a bent axle or housing a normal issue? Is there a repair that can be done, or do I have to source a new housing? Where do I go about finding a new front axle housing? Anyone else have this happen to them before, if so what did you do in the situation?

I have a- 1992 LJ78 prado

Cheers,
Cal
I would guess you could straighten the housing if the right equipment is available since it sounds like its a minor tweak. But if you don't go that route, you can just replace the housing and reuse all the internals. Sourcing can be tricky, not a lot of 78 being wrecked. If you end up replacing, let me know as I have low standards and could put a bent housing to work HA!
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top Bottom