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Old 05-15-2015, 07:51 PM   #1
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Brake Away Drive Shalf

Has any one had that done and how was it
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Old 05-15-2015, 07:56 PM   #3
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Are you talking about a driveline disconnect?
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Old 05-15-2015, 07:57 PM   #4
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Are you asking about a driveshaft disconnect installed on a towed car?

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Old 05-18-2015, 03:22 PM   #5
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I am assuming you are talking about a drive shaft disconnect for a tow. I have a Remco disconnect on a Toyota 4Runner. I have used it for 3 years and it works great.
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And I personally know of two people that had to have new transmissions installed when the disconnect failed somehow.
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And I personally know of two people that had to have new transmissions installed when the disconnect failed somehow.

Do you know how the disconnect failed?

I trying to imagine how that could happen with a Remco disconnect. The driveshaft collar has to be forcefully engaged or disengaged. There is no way to re-engage it while in transit, as the Remco collar shaft pins would most likely shear off before that would occur. The only other way I could see someone suffering transmission damage is operator error, in other words they forgot to disengage the driveshaft before towing. A safe practice is to get into the habit of placing the toad transmission in park when towing, that way you instantly know if you forgot to disengage the driveshaft when you first take off.

I've had a Remco disconnect on my Tacoma for eight years. I only recently had to service it when the ceramic collar shift blocks wore out. They were easy to replace and now it works like new.

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Do you know how the disconnect failed?

I trying to imagine how that could happen with a Remco disconnect. The driveshaft collar has to be forcefully engaged or disengaged. There is no way to re-engage it while in transit, as the Remco collar shaft pins would most likely shear off before that would occur. The only other way I could see someone suffering transmission damage is operator error, in other words they forgot to disengage the driveshaft before towing. A safe practice is to get into the habit of placing the toad transmission in park when towing, that way you instantly know if you forgot to disengage the driveshaft when you first take off.

I've had a Remco disconnect on my Tacoma for eight years. I only recently had to service it when the ceramic collar shift blocks wore out. They were easy to replace and now it works like new.

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Is Remco the only product on the market? I want to pull my 2 wd Silverado but am all over the board on which way to go?? Any help?? Thanks Steve
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Great advice on leaving Transmission in Park as there is no way you could ever have Transmission problem because if you haven't disconnected the driveshaft you'll know in 1' after trying to drive away.
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Is Remco the only product on the market? I want to pull my 2 wd Silverado but am all over the board on which way to go?? Any help?? Thanks Steve

Sorry for the late reply. When you say "product", are you referring strictly to a driveshaft disconnect? If so, I believe they are the only manufacturer.
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I've had a remco for 15 years with 150,000 miles on it and still going.
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Anything can fail, but I'm with Gadget Man. Just don't see how the disconnect could accidentally engage - someone or something has to yank the engagement cable pretty hard to get it to go in, especially while the shaft is spinning.

But if perhaps you meant a Remco tranny lube pump rather than the driveshaft disconnect, then yes it is possible. As with any electric powered device, a simple electrical fault could remove power from the pump.
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Comanche.. are you still thinking about towing your Tundra? If Yes, I might be able to help you out with a practically new Roadmaster base plate....depending, of course, on what year your Tundra is.

As for the driveshaft disconnect, you will hear good stories and bad stories. I think it boils down to quality of installation and how well it's maintained. I personally just crawled under and disconnected my rear u-joint and made a hanger to support the driveshaft when disconnected. Takes about two minutes.

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