front diff/ axel problem in 60 seriers

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 08:48
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hi gang

i have a problem with my front axels, diff, or housing.

i had real trouble getting the front axels out, i did the old turn 180 degrees still not comiing the cv keeps getting caught on the bottom of the cv housing and this is the case for both sides.

so after much trying and using greater force i got them out. but to put them back in is impossible without destroying the axel seal.

so i took out the diff last night to see why both axels will not line up to the diff.
i can see score marks where the splines where forced out as i pulled the axel out, this is evident on both sides.

i cant see why the axels will not line up. its as if the diff has dropped in the housing.

has anyone come across this before and if so can you please tell me.

the car is in pieces and i need this to drive to work everyday.


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Reply By: Philip A - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 09:12

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 09:12
Bent axle housing. Too many Jumps>

regards Philip A
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 09:17

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 09:17
Sounds like a bent diff housing.

The ends of the diff housing don't line up with the diff any more.
A second hand diff housing might have to go on the vehicle. They might be a bit hard to come by.
Check the yellow pages for Auto Wreckers and ring around.

Trying to straighten the diff housing might be hard unless you have access to a big press and know what to do to get it straight again.

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Reply By: banjodog - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 14:48

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 14:48
It could have been the case of not being shimmed correctly on it’s last assembly – shims under the knuckle bearing mounts were not installed to centre the knuckle housing on the axle housing.

Toyota have a SST (special service tool) that is used to correctly space/centralise the bearing mounts using the spacers and shims once torqued up – if the spacers and shims were thrown on and not measured, it may/will misalign the knuckle housing and create the problem you’ve described on disassembly.

This is what’s needed to reassembly -

Toyota part number is - 09634-60013

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Reply By: mcgra (VIC) - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 17:58

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 17:58
thanks guys

will look into that sst from toyota.

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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 20:02

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 20:02
The second hand housing off ebay will be cheaper than the sst. If u buy one complete, even better...roll it in.
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Follow Up By: Member - DOZER- Saturday, Apr 22, 2006 at 08:47

Saturday, Apr 22, 2006 at 08:47
complete diff on ebay $150 at the moment...look under landcruiser
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