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CV axle, Are they the same Driver/Passenger?

Old 03-27-2019, 06:13 PM
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CV axle, Are they the same Driver/Passenger?

Hello, IFS 1987 Toyota pickup. 22re, locking hubs.

Wanted to replace my CV axles, called the parts store ordered two. One axle is longer than the other. Although they share the same part numbers. Also one axle is a larger diameter than the other.

Are the axles supposed to be the same? (i thought they are symmetrical)

Pn: 40751035, CV axle shaft, 88 toyota hilux pickup 2.4L
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This dealer site https://parts.lakelandtoyota.com/p/T...343035010.html
shows the same part number 43430-35010for both sides.
In fact, it shows the same part number for all 4runners and pickups for '84-'95.

I suspect you got a mis-labelled part.

If you haven't done this job before, I have one piece of advice (which is based on a '94, but I don't think there is a major difference): Do NOT attempt to remove the 1/2 shaft with the wheels dangling. The angle is wrong, and you'll never get them out. Instead, lift the wheel hub (I use a jack under the rotor) to compress the suspension as though it is sitting on the wheels. The 1/2 shaft will pop right out.

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I suspect I got the wrong part also. I'm going to sort it out tomorrow. And thanks for the advice!
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Some aftermarket have thicker or thinner shafts, weird looking boots and stuff.
Both should be the same length.
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Where is it longer & How much longer?

One idea i can think of is, and may or may not fit your scenario. The differential side of the axle shaft has 3 bearings on it, those bearings allow for rotation, up down, and also in and out motion. The shaft on that end may not be engaged into the tulip making one of the shafts appear longer.
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shafts are the same.

remove the end link in the center of the photo; makes removing the shaft easy. can be removed either with the a-arm flat or drooping.
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Where is it longer & How much longer?

One idea i can think of is, and may or may not fit your scenario. The differential side of the axle shaft has 3 bearings on it, those bearings allow for rotation, up down, and also in and out motion. The shaft on that end may not be engaged into the tulip making one of the shafts appear longer.
I bought new axles. One is longer than the other. I was inquiring if they're supposed to be the same.
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What Andy A is saying (I think) is that you can stretch/compress the 1/2 shaft with your hands. So if you have two otherwise identical 1/2 shafts, but one is just (say) 25mm longer, try compressing it to see if it comes to the same length.

Obviously, the splined ends have to match. But I think ev13wt is saying that the UN-machined part of the shaft doesn't fit to anything, so different manufacturers might start from a slightly different forging. Since your replacement 1/2 shafts are likely to be re-manufactured, it is possible to get two 1/2 shafts, both completely functional, where the un-machined part is slightly different.
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What Andy A is saying (I think) is that you can stretch/compress the 1/2 shaft with your hands. So if you have two otherwise identical 1/2 shafts, but one is just (say) 25mm longer, try compressing it to see if it comes to the same length
Scope, yes, exactly what i was trying to say.
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