LOOSE SLEEVE ON DS DRIVE SHAFT

1988 Toyota Corolla

Tiny

G Lewis

August, 23, 2009 AT 11:20 PM

Drive Train Axles Bearings problem
1988 Toyota Corolla 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 368000 miles

hi Guys,
Thjs has been a great car with very few things going wrong however just recently an occasional knocking on front driver side. Some smoke fromunder bonnet. Had a look under car, there is a collar about 8cm diameter and 3cm wide 5mm thick just free to slide along axle drive shaft to wheel (apart from joiner linkage). Could you tell me where the collar belongs (I suspect the engine side of shaft) and can it just be pushed back into place. What do I need to do to stop it from coming loose again?
Thanks

1 Answer

Tiny

mmprince4000

August, 24, 2009 AT 7:00 AM

It is supposed to be in center of axle, used as a balancer.

Some axles have a cup that rides near the shaft seal on the tripod side, it is pressed on.

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