toyota lucida estima, rear drive shaft?

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Old 08 Sep 2010, 09:40 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default toyota lucida estima, rear drive shaft?

oscillating noise/slight vibration from underside of vehicle.checked wheel bearings both OK!. U/J's have no side movement, but there seems to be some slight side play at gear box end where it locates within,(splined shaft?)
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Old 08 Sep 2010, 09:54 pm   #2 (permalink)
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hahahahaha,............................... shaft.
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Old 08 Sep 2010, 10:09 pm   #3 (permalink)
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first thing to check is the aux drive shaft i.e they have a shaft from the motor to fan assy known as the sad shaft this shaft have a coupling made off rubber to balance the shaft over time it wears and goes out of balance you can buy a replacement coupling kit from toyota if you check it out 99 percent you will find a large amount of play in the coupling
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Old 08 Sep 2010, 10:26 pm   #4 (permalink)
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the drive shaft out of the gearbox on most cars has a universal joint these are known to wear and need replacement some are easy and it's just case of taking the shaft off and replacing the Universal Joint and some have two on so it would make more sense to replace both whilst it is off.

some however can't be replaced and a new shaft is required.

this shaft is also dynamically balanced like the wheels and if it's lost it's weight that would also cause vibrations.
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