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So I think I’m a little in over my head but I’m looking forward to the adventure.

I spontaneously bid on and won a 2002 Tundra at a Copart Auction. It has a clean title but has several mechanical issues. I just received the vehicle today but the most serious issue is that when you put it in Drive the drive shaft spins but you don’t go anywhere. Upon inspection, it looks like the seal on the Third Member / pinion is Brocken and the pinion / pinion flange is hanging down while still connected to the drive shaft.

I’m going to take it apart later this week but I would appreciate any knowledge this community could provide. At this point, I am assuming that I have to replace or rebuild the Third Member or the entire rear axle assembly.

I’ve attached a picture. Thank you for your time!


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