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Hey guys (and gals). I'm not a 4Runner/GX470 owner, but found this little article in Truck Trend. It refers to a driveline clunk on 4Runners and GX470s. Just wanted to post it up to inform any of you that may have it.

Truck Trend said:
We'd hope Toyota would've come out with something by now, but we couldn't find anything either. Lexus TSB# DL001-04 refers to a driveline clunk when coming to a stop with a new propeller shaft )part# 37110-6A480) used as a fix. This pertains to 2003 and 2004 Lexus GX470s built prior to a certian production point. While it sounds like the same condition on the same platform and drivetrain, there's nothing published that applies the repair to the 4Runner...We spoke with the folks at Toyota when the problems first came about, and day there haven't been enough complaints to warrant a TSB. Your best bet is to speak with a Toyota zone service manager who handles the dealership where you bought your vehicle. Be nice, have a friendly approach, and explain the situation. See if he can perform the Lexus TSB on your Toyota in an attempt to correct the problem. Perhaps you can work something out.
 

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I was wondering if you knew what edition of Truck Trend this article appeared in? It sure sounds like a problem with my 2003 SR5 V8, I brought it in a couple of times to have the prop shaft(driveshaft) lubricated. It seemed to help, but the problem persisted. I just had the rear differential replaced because of a different problem, when shifting from Reverse to Drive, the driveshaft sounded sounded real loud and rough. Ever since the differential replacement, the driveline "clunk" appears to be gone, but the driveshaft is still sounding loud and rough when going from reverse to drive. Who knows may be I can convince them to give me a new driveshaft under warranty just like the differential. It sounds like this thread could be related to one that appears a couple down this message board entitled, "bump in tranny or what at stop sign" by geofisher. Thanks for the info.
 

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I was wondering if you knew what edition of Truck Trend this article appeared in? It sure sounds like a problem with my 2003 SR5 V8, I brought it in a couple of times to have the prop shaft(driveshaft) lubricated. It seemed to help, but the problem persisted. I just had the rear differential replaced because of a different problem, when shifting from Reverse to Drive, the driveshaft sounded sounded real loud and rough. Ever since the differential replacement, the driveline "clunk" appears to be gone, but the driveshaft is still sounding loud and rough when going from reverse to drive. Who knows may be I can convince them to give me a new driveshaft under warranty just like the differential. It sounds like this thread could be related to one that appears a couple down this message board entitled, "bump in tranny or what at stop sign" by geofisher. Thanks for the info.
Yeah, it was the latest issue, November/December, or Jan/Feb issue. The cover has a photo of the new Tundra and Silverado. I give my magazines to my dad after I'm done with them, so I'll have to see if I can fidn the exact issue. Go to a Borders or similar bookstore and it should still be in the magazine section. I left you a PM too.
 
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