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Old 01-06-2020, 08:03 PM   #1
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Default What drive shaft is this in my '89 4x4 vg30e?

I'm replacing my center bearing and have the shaft out of the truck, but now I find that there is no companion flange that I can see. I also find a lock nut inside the front half of the U-joint yoke. Am I missing something or is this a different version or has my shaft been replaced with a non-OEM? I am the original owner. There are old indexing marks on the parts as if it had been serviced before. "89, King Cab, 4x4, vg30e. Thank you.

Shaft with FSM model year appropriate diagrams:

Closer View of front end of rear shaft:

The front shaft:

Front end of rear shaft U-joint showing forge marking:

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