CV's on Prado's should they wear out at 45,000Km ?

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 12, 2004 at 20:50
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Prado at work is getting noise from the CV's in the front and it has only done 45 000 Km - is this normal for them to go so early.
If so I might keep the Surf as I can disengage from 4WD.
Can you get kits fitted to disengage the constant 4WD vehicles ?
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Reply By: matt - Saturday, Jun 12, 2004 at 21:01

Saturday, Jun 12, 2004 at 21:01
My V6 Prado has 194000 klm and I have never had any problems with the car at all.
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Follow Up By: Jeff (Beddo) - Saturday, Jun 12, 2004 at 21:08

Saturday, Jun 12, 2004 at 21:08
That sounds better - must be that this is a gov't fleet vehicle. Only makes the noise in tight turns. It does get a lot of rough dirt tracks - approx 60% of its life is on dirt. Maintenance schedules could also be iffy with this particular vehicle aswell.
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Reply By: Member - Bernie. (Vic) - Saturday, Jun 12, 2004 at 22:13

Saturday, Jun 12, 2004 at 22:13
Jeff dont think there is any maintanance on CV its sealed.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Victoria) - Saturday, Jun 12, 2004 at 22:55

Saturday, Jun 12, 2004 at 22:55
Sealed unless the boot splits and then the crap gets in.
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Reply By: Phil G - Sunday, Jun 13, 2004 at 12:08

Sunday, Jun 13, 2004 at 12:08
Sounds unusual. Maybe the noise is something else. Tyres rubbing on the front at full lock??
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Reply By: GaryW - Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 13:37

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 13:37
Has the vehicle been lifted?
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Follow Up By: Jeff (Beddo) - Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 21:10

Tuesday, Jun 15, 2004 at 21:10
No it is a stock RV 2001 model - we are taking it to Toyota to see what the problems are - it has stock everything. Numerous drivers and those that also unfortunately don't treat it properly.
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Reply By: Wizard1 - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 11:32

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 11:32
As you would be aware when the centre diff lock is engaged the turning circle is limited. There is a tendancy for some drivers to keep pushing the wheel around until the skidding starts. That is a usual cause of this type of damage to our work car CV joints and may also cause damage to the front diff. I would advise your drivers adjust their driving method in Hi 4.

Wizard
Prado TD
Darwin NT
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