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I was at a red light today and when the light went green I accelerated. Wait I tried to accelerate but guess what!?! I heard a huge boom and something sounded wrong so I killed the truck and sure enough...MY DRIVE SHAFT SNAPPED IN HALF. Has anyone else had this problem?
 

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I think you are numero dos to post a problem like that on here... Im going to the dealer for an oil change and a rear end check because I either have extremely bad axle wrap or my pupkins going out...good luck with that one buddy
 

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Looks like something had been rubbing on it and cut it open.
 

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Wow, that is a bust. Let us know what happens. Are you still under warranty? and 4x4? since it looks like an aluminum driveshaft.
 

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walleeme said:
Looks like something had been rubbing on it and cut it open.
yeah, no kidding! what the heck polished the outside like that before cutting it?
 

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I've been trying to figure it out, I was thinking it may have been my Zoomers, because one of the welds on the hanger broke off and it's been hanging sideways as I wait for the new pipe to come in. But when I looked under the truck there is at least 10 inches seperation. Either way, seems like a pretty week drive shaft.

Why did Nissan make thin aluminum drive shafts anyway?
 

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Ouch, looks like something was rubbing it. Hopefully it's covered under warranty and they don't blame it on the exhaust.
 

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Driveshafts are not as thick as most think. Definatly something rubbing it, I have had many many lowered trucks and you can always tell where the shaft rubs when I hit bumps..nice and shiny. Keep us updated.
 

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Sorry for your problem!
Makes me glad I have the steel version...
 

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Chad716 said:
I've been trying to figure it out, I was thinking it may have been my Zoomers, because one of the welds on the hanger broke off and it's been hanging sideways as I wait for the new pipe to come in. But when I looked under the truck there is at least 10 inches seperation. Either way, seems like a pretty week drive shaft.

Why did Nissan make thin aluminum drive shafts anyway?
My Drive shaft is Steel.
Did they change something?
 

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Most newer vehicles have aluminum drive shafts.

And yeah, it definitely looks as though something was rubbing on it. If Nissan doesn't cover it, I'm sure they want a mint for a new shaft. You could get a drive shaft shop to fabricate a steel one for a more reasonable price probably.
 

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37L1 said:
That's because you have a 4X2. The 4X4 is aluminum.
That would be the answer!! LOL
 

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For Aluminum, it does look awful thin!!
 

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