Tech Tip: Toyota Driveshaft Assembly Replacement
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Tech Tip: Toyota Driveshaft Assembly Replacement

This bulletin provides information regarding anti-corrosion grease that is present on replacement driveshaft assemblies. It’s important to remove this grease prior to installing the hub nut to prevent over-tightening.

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Fig. 1This bulletin provides information regarding anti-corrosion grease that is present on replacement driveshaft assemblies. It’s important to remove this grease prior to installing the hub nut to prevent over-tightening. This also applies when reusing an old driveshaft that may have come in contact with oil or ­foreign matter.

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Applicable Vehicles:
• 1990-2007 Toyota vehicles.

Required Tools & Material:
• Toyota Brake Cleaner or Equivalent Non-Residue Solvent, P/N 00289-2BC00.

Repair Procedure:
Clean the threaded area of the driveshaft with ­Toyota Brake Cleaner (or equivalent) to remove the anti-corrosion grease, oil or foreign matter before installing the driveshaft into the vehicle. See Fig. 1.

Note: A new axle hub nut may be required when installing the driveshaft. Check the Repair Manual procedure for more information.

Courtesy of IDENTIFIX.

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