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Small Transmission Drip, repair?

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by 04DCTundraMan, Jun 26, 2020.

  1. Jun 26, 2020 at 11:23 AM
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    04DCTundraMan

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    So Toyota has been telling me i need to have my yoke rebuilt as my rear seal on my transmission is leaking. I check the levels every few weeks, it hasnt noticeably dropped, i dont have to add any fluid, and i dont have a pool under my truck on my driveway, ever. just drops. I was under my truck looking around and noticed a lot of fluid has been slung everywhere.

    Attached are photos, taken right after driving for about a ½ hour (12miles), of the undercarriage around where the leak is. I wanted to get others thoughts...the quote is $900 to repair. im not mechanically inclined enough nor do i have the tools to take this project on. But making this truck last as long as possible is my goal.

    Also, no hard shifts or anything in the tranny that i can tell, but again am not an expert.

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  2. Jun 26, 2020 at 4:30 PM
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    Looks like it could be the output shaft seal. Meaning, if the front portion (yoke) of the driveshaft is pulled away/out, there is a seal inside of that cup looking area. $900? I don’t have your estimate in front me, what does it say as far as the parts list?
     
  3. Jun 26, 2020 at 4:37 PM
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    I understand not tackling something like this. Perhaps get another opinion from a trusted independent shop.
     
  4. Jun 26, 2020 at 4:44 PM
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    Is that a new drive shaft? Looks somewhat fresh and a different style than what I’m used to. Maybe they messed up something when doing a new shaft?
     
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    No list of parts, just stated “rebuild the yoke at the rear seal”

    I could call up and ask them more of what they meant by that. Don’t have any shops around here I personally have used or know of people using. Used to go to a mineke and they really screwed me on stuff, so for big stuff I kinda rather pay the Toyota the mark up knowing they know what my truck needs.
     
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    No new drive shaft, Im almost wondering if the fluid is slinging on stuff and making it look wet/new/clean.
     
  8. Jun 26, 2020 at 4:54 PM
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    I’ll look into that. Not sure when I could take it in next so that may be a good option to try now. Thanks!
     
  9. Jun 26, 2020 at 4:55 PM
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    Is that something could replace without having to rebuild, or worth just having it rebuilt while it’s apart?
     

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