Broken Front Diff

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 06:46
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When I bought the TD100 I was aware the the two main issues were the front diff and lower control arms. When I had the suspension mod done I also had the control arms welded.

I broke the front diff at the weekend and I'm chasing Toyota under warranty as it's within time but just out of KLM's at 104,000KM.
I will also put in front a rear lockers as this was the plan if the diff went and the LSD became worn.

I know Ivan (ACT) broke one up at Cape York in 2006 but has anyone else broken one as well and was it repaired under warranty?
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Reply By: Mr Pointyhead - Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 08:24

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 08:24
See my posting in your lcool thread .....
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Reply By: Willem - Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 09:27

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 09:27
G'day Richard

Uncle Des Donut (aka Des Lexic on this forum) converted his 100 to a 50 a while ago.

He was driving down a 1 degree incline, saw a rock protruding, aimed for it and busted the front diff.

Lotsa porkies later he had it replaced under insurance I think. LOL

If he doens't reply here send him a MM.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Des Lexic - Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 10:04

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 10:04
"Lotsa porkies later" I think they were mainly from that Roachie bloke LOL
Just to present the other side of the story, The hill was 15km's high at a 135 degree descent rate and the rock that jumped out in front of me weighed 35 tonne.
Yes it was replaced through insurance because it was an accident.
I honestly did not intend to hit it. LOL
My vehicle is a solid front suspension and I think it is the IFS models that give most of the grief. I am aware of one of our 4x4 club members did his in when descending a sand dune during a training exercise and that was replaced under warranty. He had only done about 65,000ks at the time.
Toyota informed me that "the front diff is not a hilux diff but a 100 series front diff, but it is the same diff that they install in a Hilux." Make of that what you will.
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Follow Up By: Garbutt - Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 10:25

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 10:25
Des does that mean that my Hilux has a Landcruiser diff, oh no, I think it just lost value!

GB
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Follow Up By: Des Lexic - Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 15:02

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 15:02
Ragbutt haven't you got anything better to do than hangin s hite on me all day. Go to work or something.
U going tonight? also got another book you might enjoy too.
cya
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Reply By: jamesw - Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 17:28

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 17:28
G,day Richard
How are you going. You should have upgraded to a Pajero. Mines going great guns. Apart from the Cruiser I hope all is well.

Cheers
James
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Follow Up By: Richard W (NSW) - Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 17:34

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 17:34
James,

Having a ball and doing heaps of travelling.
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Follow Up By: awill4x4 - Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 23:18

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2008 at 23:18
If you ever had a look at a Pajero crown wheel and pinion you would swear they came off a Mack truck. Compare them to the 80 series and 100 series front axle components it's no wonder the cruisers break teeth off the crown wheel.
Regards Andrew.
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Reply By: tuck 01 - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 10:46

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 10:46
Richard
I shredded mine at about 40,000 km (I think).
Steep climb. Tree root across track stopped me once. rolled back a bit and hit it a bit harder. Front lifted and when it came back down, big crunch. Kept going about 30 metres to top of hill.
Toyota not only fully covered with warranty, but also paid the tow truck [tilt tray] that delivered it to them. (I trailered it home to my place from the bush, towie from home to Toyota.)
There was never a question from Toyota.
Very shortly after, added front air locker to the rear one I already had.
You might struggle with your mileage though. They seem to be pretty rigid on that.
Cheers
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Follow Up By: Richard W (NSW) - Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 14:03

Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 at 14:03
Yep.
Toyota have knocked me back.
Looks like a second hand one.

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