2005-2011 Toyota Tacoma Rear Propeller Shaft Universal Joint T-SB-0302-17 Revision 2


Please see T-SB-0302-17 Revision 2

2005-2011 Toyota Tacoma

June 27, 2018 Rev2:
The Production Change Information and the Parts Information sections have been updated.
March 14, 2018 Rev1:
The Production Change Information and Repair Procedure sections have been updated. Any previous printed versions of this bulletin should be discarded.

Some 2005 – 2011 model year Tacoma vehicles may exhibit a condition where there is a drivetrain vibration and/or drivetrain noise. Follow the procedure in this bulletin to address this condition.

Toyota issued Customer Support Program ZH2 for this condition that extended the warranty for this repair.

This repair is covered under the Toyota Powertrain Warranty. This warranty is in effect for 60 months or 60,000 miles, whichever occurs first, from the vehicle’s in-service date. Warranty application is limited to occurrence of the specified condition described in this bulletin.

Repair Procedure:
1. Confirm that the drivetrain vibration and/or noise condition originates from the rear propeller shaft universal joint(s).
A. Do the universal joint grease seals have ANY of the following conditions?
Bearing cup seal is broken or separated from the cup
Rust-colored dust
Grease leakage

OR is there noticeable universal joint free play, backlash, or binding?

YES — Continue to substep B.
NO — This bulletin does NOT apply. Continue diagnosis using the applicable Repair Manual.

B. Does the propeller shaft yoke have damage or excessive wear caused by the conditions described in substep A?
YES — Continue to step 2 to replace the rear propeller shaft assembly.
NO — Go to step 3 to replace ONLY the universal joint(s).

2. Replace the rear propeller shaft assembly.
A. Remove the rear propeller shaft assembly
B. Install the NEW rear propeller shaft assembly.

3. Replace the universal joint(s).
A. Remove the propeller shaft assembly.
B. Remove the universal joint(s).
C. Install the NEW universal joint(s).
D. Reinstall the propeller shaft assembly

4. Test drive the vehicle to confirm the condition is no longer present.