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I'm a 3 man operation here. Kind of a small guy I guess you can say. But Making shafts for the tacomas I can do, and have done quite a few shafts for them but the new Tundra's I have not had any action on other than the 1 one I did that was in a wreck.Its a unique shaft. I'm gonna have to start looking in to what types of tubing sizes I would need and see whats available to fabricate these. This might take me a little time but I will keep you all up to date on what I come up with.
Thanks AXLES. I can't wait. I see light at the end of the tunnel and its you holding a flashlight.
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New drive shaft installed. Does the clunk WORSE. Dealer still has it, just called to tell me that. They are going to drive every tundra on lot, find one that doesn't do it and take the drive shaft off that one and give it to me. Thats freakin service!
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Man and there sure it's in the driveshaft huh? Thats a strange deal bro , I hope it all works out for ya. Wouldnt that be a bitch if it wound up being the pig yoke or pinion bearing rather. I got my fingers crossed for ya.

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At least you have a good Dealership thats working for ya !

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Man and there sure it's in the driveshaft huh? Thats a strange deal bro , I hope it all works out for ya. Wouldnt that be a bitch if it wound up being the pig yoke or pinion bearing rather. I got my fingers crossed for ya.
The drive shaft slides back and forth. Let me ask you axles, does a drive shaft NEED to do this? If not then why does toyota do it that way and what would happen if we installed a solid shaft?
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They use a stub and slip shaft to lenghten and shorten so it flex's with the vehicle when you go over bumps, train tracks,off roading etc,etc. All 2 pc shafts have a slip shaft, Ford,Dodge,and chevy long beds have the same setup. With a one pc shaft they have a slip yoke that slides onto your tail shaft of your transmission.That will slide a few inches to help out with the vehicle flewing. Thats what Iam trying to figure out on how to make a 1 pc shaft for our trucks, they do not have a slip shaft , its more like a flange that goes to the tranny. So If I make a 1 pc shaft for these trucks I have to figure out how to make it move or slide if you will. They do make a part for off roading guys that has a tube that slides into the other tube, and that will kenghten and shorten a couple feet, most guys that do rock climbing use this design shaft but it's very expensive to make. I could do it but it would cost over $ 1000,00 to make. If I can find a way to make it have some movement I could build these for around 5 or $600.00 .

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Dealer tried 3 drive shafts. ALL did the bump. Oh well, guess I have to live with it. One thing to note though. I drove the crap out of it when I got home. Flooring it to death. I noted 2 things.

1. The bump kind of went away a bit.
2. The flex fuel trucks are slower than the non- flex fuel trucks. Hmmmm.
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2. The flex fuel trucks are slower than the non- flex fuel trucks. Hmmmm.[/QUOTE]
Really ? I wonder why thati s.

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My truck has been having this clunking and bump from behind feeling for about a year and today I finally decided to bring it to the dealer. The service tech confirmed that the driveshaft was bad and ordered up a new one. It will be replaced next Thursday.
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At my dealership we have see this often and not just in tundras.We have had good results by useing emory cloth on the slip yoke,cleaning real well,adding a antiseized lube on the yoke,install shaft dont tighten the center support bearing put truck on ground then tight center support.Mactruck I think that when you be the P!$$ out of the truck that slip shaft was worked back and fourth so much that when it got HOT the reciever part expanded and did not bind as much.AXLES ETC I would like to hear your though on this.Also you will feel a bump at time when coming to a hard stop because of two things,one the shaft bottoms out on the yoke and binds,the other for what ever reason the trans dont down shift till the brake is released.I talked with the Toyota feld engineer about that a he said yea we dont know why ether?Great answer RIGHT!

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At my dealership we have see this often and not just in tundras.We have had good results by useing emory cloth on the slip yoke,cleaning real well,adding a antiseized lube on the yoke,install shaft dont tighten the center support bearing put truck on ground then tight center support.Mactruck I think that when you be the P!$$ out of the truck that slip shaft was worked back and fourth so much that when it got HOT the reciever part expanded and did not bind as much.AXLES ETC I would like to hear your though on this.Also you will fell a bump at time when coming to a hard stop because of two things,one the shaft bottoms out on the yoke and binds,the other for what ever reason the trans dont down shift till the brake is released.I talked with the Toyota feld engineer about that a he said yea we dont know why ether?Great answer RIGHT!
So I assume you are a Toyota Tech right?

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So I assume you are a Toyota Tech right?
No not a tech an advisor 19 yrs w/toyota,ASE certified in all but paint and body repair.

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Bought my '07 DC 4 wheel drive Tundra in late July '07(built '07/'07 in SA,TX){must have just got off the transport}.I haven't experienced the "bump" on stopping, but do occasionally get it when slowing, as in a reduced speed area, where I maintain a slight throttle pressure. It seems worse if I'm on an up-hill grade when doing this. The downshift from 6th to 5th(at about 45mph) is fine, but the downshift from 5th to 4th(about 35 mph) is when it boots ya; this is with the tranny selector in "D". I've been reluctant to bring it in, but think I will now, if only to possibly prevent "other" driveline problems

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gregk --- I think you have hit the nail dead on.. There is more than one
thing that causes the bump... I think that the transmission down shift bump is being blamed on the driveshaft. I notice this more with the AC on. you come to a stop and the AC compressor kicks out, the engine RPM's drop wehich lets some pressure off the trans. The the trans down shifts letting the preasure off and "bump"... your looking in the rear view to see who hit you.
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well, i have an 07... and i have that clunk, but its not all the time, should i check it out? Wold they just replace the driveshaft? i like my truck how it is, and have done a couple mods...
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