Prado 08 thump in rear end

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 17, 2009 at 20:34
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Hi all has anybody had any problems with there prado's i get a thump in the rear end on stopping and take off at times, feels like thi diff is loose but as usual when its taken back to toyota agent it wont do it, any thoughts as to what it maybe ?
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Reply By: rags - Wednesday, Jun 17, 2009 at 20:55

Wednesday, Jun 17, 2009 at 20:55
Hi
Sure you haven't got a loose shock
Rags
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Reply By: Wherehegon - Wednesday, Jun 17, 2009 at 21:16

Wednesday, Jun 17, 2009 at 21:16
Yep, I dont as I dont have that model, BUT it is very common. Its the rear tail shaft sliding in and out of the yoke. The only way to get rid of it for a while(and it will come back) is to remove the two piece shaft, clean all the crap and grease out of it, paint it with this gold coloured stuff (Toyota Use) (will find out the name of it for you) put back together and regrease. It is common through the whole prado range from 96 upwards, some more so then others, some dont even feel it. My 97 model was shocking for it, you would pull up at lights to say a full stop with foot still on the break pedal, lights go green, foot off the brake and it was like the rear breaks all of a sudden let go and you get like this thump (sound familiar ??) some days worse then others. My 01 model I have now does it but only very lightly and is very hard to feel it but because I know its common it was the first thing I looked for when I bought it. Toyota DO KNOW of the issue but its one of those annoying things and drives you nuts when it does it. My mate who use to work for Toyota (I use to as well) now has an 06 petrol and his does it with only 33k on the clock. Just keep up the needed greasing (dont over do it) and drive it. Toyota were trying out a revised shaft but havnt heard any further on it... Hope this puts your mind at ease. Its anooying but not dangerous and wont affect anything... Regards Steve
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Follow Up By: Member - desray (WA) - Wednesday, Jun 17, 2009 at 21:35

Wednesday, Jun 17, 2009 at 21:35
Spot on with this reply , Also look at Prado point .com . Toyota will replace the tail shaft free if you make enough noise.
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Follow Up By: Member - Brenton W (SA) - Wednesday, Jun 17, 2009 at 21:51

Wednesday, Jun 17, 2009 at 21:51
Thanks Steve, i wondered what it was the car had only done about 5000 Ks when it started, the service manager where i go is good at fobing things off, not good enough
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Follow Up By: Member - Brenton W (SA) - Wednesday, Jun 17, 2009 at 21:56

Wednesday, Jun 17, 2009 at 21:56
Forgot to say toyota must have known about it they told us in the adds when they jump up and say oh what a feeling it sure is you were spot on when you release the brakes feels like the diff is going to fall out.

Cheers Brenton
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Reply By: Member - Garth J (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 17, 2009 at 21:23

Wednesday, Jun 17, 2009 at 21:23
Brenton,

Maybe the slip joint for the rear tail shaft.

Seems to be something on all Toyota's.

My 03 Prado used to make a noise now and again. This joint needs to be greased at each service.

The 200 series Landcruiser was also having similar problems and some were getting fitted with replacement joints.

Cheers
Garth
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Reply By: friar - Thursday, Jun 18, 2009 at 02:53

Thursday, Jun 18, 2009 at 02:53
Brenton, I have a 07 D4D Prado with 70000 th klms on it, I had the same problem, they replaced the rear tailshaft about 10000kys ago, problem has not returned. A friend of mine bought his prado about the same time, his has never done it , but if you go to pradopoint . com you will see this is a pretty common problem.
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Reply By: Member - Rob - Thursday, Jun 18, 2009 at 07:51

Thursday, Jun 18, 2009 at 07:51
Hi Brenton

As the other have said and it happens with the 100 series as well.
Rob
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Follow Up By: Member - Peter R (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 18, 2009 at 09:00

Thursday, Jun 18, 2009 at 09:00
Check out this thread on Pradopoint.com

Pedro
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Reply By: tim_c - Thursday, Jun 18, 2009 at 12:43

Thursday, Jun 18, 2009 at 12:43
Just out of interest, does it happen with the autos, manuals, or both? My brother has a 2000 model (3.0L TD man) with over 100,000km on it and I've never heard any 'thump' in it.
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Follow Up By: StormyKnight - Thursday, Jun 18, 2009 at 20:19

Thursday, Jun 18, 2009 at 20:19
Touch Wood, me neither....
2001 GXL Auto, 180,000km
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Reply By: deserter - Thursday, Jun 18, 2009 at 13:58

Thursday, Jun 18, 2009 at 13:58
I have an 07 D4D. I am on my third drive shaft. And yes - the 200 series has the same problem.

I was recently discussing it with two other Prado owners. They had the same noise but thought it was normal. After reading Pradopoint.com they both spoke to Toyota and both now have new shafts. Wonder how many others just think its 'normal'.
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