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Anyone made an ECGS tool?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Trapperr, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. Apr 26, 2017 at 2:37 PM
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    Trapperr

    Trapperr [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I know I'm not the only one who thinks $60 is a bit much for a one time use tool. My requests to buy one from a TW member has gone unanswered.

    Has anyone made their own tool for removing the stock needle bearing in the front diff so the ecgs bushing can be installed?
     
  2. Apr 26, 2017 at 2:40 PM
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    ajmogen

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    There are a bunch of people who bought the tool and will sell it or lend it to you. When I do mine, I'll be using the ECGS tool.
     
  3. Apr 26, 2017 at 2:44 PM
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    You cant find a used one on here because people snatch them up quick when they go on sale.

    That being said, buy it and then sell it when you are done with it - People on here will jump on it faster than a duck on a june bug.
     
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  4. Apr 26, 2017 at 3:15 PM
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    if i sell mine im gaurenteed to need again right after. seems to be how it works
     
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  5. Apr 26, 2017 at 3:22 PM
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    $60.00 I would not even think Just buy one.

    It is the $1000.00 tools that you might never need but can`t go without
     
  6. Apr 26, 2017 at 3:30 PM
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    DCSB... No mods here
    Bet you could go to a mod day and someome will have one.
     
  7. Apr 27, 2017 at 8:13 AM
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    Trapperr

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    You guys rock. Got an offer I'm gonna jump on. Thank you guys for the replies!
     
  8. May 1, 2017 at 12:27 PM
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    col. sandurz

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    Been meaning to post this.

    I used a small jaw bearing puller with prongs reversed on the end of a slide hammer. You cn see below where the end of the threaded rod pushed against the arms to help set the diameter. Worked like a charm.

     
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  9. Jun 11, 2017 at 1:48 PM
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    Was wondering if one of those would work. I almost bought one just to see. Do you know what diameter is needed? What did you use to install the new bearing?
     
  10. Jun 11, 2017 at 10:33 PM
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    col. sandurz

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    Not sure what diameter is, maybe 50mm.

    I just used a bearing hammer/punch to knock new one in.
     
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  11. Jun 12, 2017 at 5:45 AM
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    Thanks.
     

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