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DIY LCA Bushing Replacement 2005+ Tacoma (4x4)

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by XXXX, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. Feb 18, 2013 at 3:05 PM
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    Not that I know of. It would be easy to do.....just need to find the right bushings that have channels for the grease, swap them in, and tap in a zerk. Pretty sure they are out there somewhere....I'm just not into mic'ing parts and doing the trial and error thing (I have no patience for R&D)......LOL
     
  2. Mar 10, 2013 at 7:05 PM
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    I'm looking to probably do this soon and was reading up on the service manual.
    I'm trying to understand this; do these things need to be "clocked"? If so, how and why?

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  3. Mar 10, 2013 at 8:58 PM
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    I don't get it. Round bushing goes into round hole and your done. I don't see where it says it must be clocked. There is nothing to clock. Silly Toyota and there service bulletins. Sounds like bullshit to me
     
  4. Mar 10, 2013 at 9:00 PM
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    I think the diagram improperly shows degrees when they really mean to imply depth.
     
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    I just un seized 3 of 4 LCA bushings. My front passenger is being a little bitch, so I'm subbing your thread for just in case soaking it in Kroil for another week don't work. I cleaned and anti seized the other 3, but if I have to replace one, I might as well do em all. Is there any other source out there for the LCA bushings? I've looked at energy suspension, http://energysuspension.com/assets/files/2010-energy-suspension-catalog.pdf , on page 71, part# 8.3128, but it is for 07-09 FJ, and 03-09 4Runners, not sure if it would fit Tacoma or not.
     
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  6. Mar 14, 2013 at 12:31 PM
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    Upon closer examination, they do in fact have two nubs that require timing per the diagram.
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    I don't appear to have bushing separation; but when I pick at the rubber with a fingernail it crumbles. Plus I have the "clack". :(
     
  7. Mar 14, 2013 at 12:37 PM
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    I saw those nubs too late, they were already pressed in. I don't think it matters though. Mine aren't clocked like the diagram but I'm not worried about it.
     
  8. Mar 14, 2013 at 12:41 PM
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    I have a set of LCA's with bushings at home , you guys want pics , I can do that if it would help
     
  9. Mar 14, 2013 at 12:50 PM
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    I'm wondering if the lca hole is oblong.
     
  10. Mar 14, 2013 at 1:13 PM
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    The hole the bushings mount into ?
     
  11. Mar 14, 2013 at 2:33 PM
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    Scratch that; just thinking out loud.
    Doing some research; seems if it has timing marks, the construction and/or durometer of the material will be slightly different in the direction of said marks, to accommodate the direction of stress.
     
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    Just call them up. I'm 99.9% sure they have them in stock - just not in their literature.

    Pretty sure I have the OD of the bushing shown in a pic in here. If not I can post one or a hundred. Worst case length can easily be cut to size on a band saw or similar.

    Now I remember those cut outs. When I did mine Toyota was replacing the entire LCA. There was no service write up for the bushings or ball joints at least none I could find. Pretty sure I remember looking up LCA bushings and ball joints and the write up said "replace with new LCA" for both.

    X2... mine may be clocked right :D


    but only by chance if they are :laugh:

    I got an album worth of them monstrosities of poor engineering

    My LCA mount holes are

    every last one of them. :D

    Nope. Same material, but displaced. Screw the "index" tabs. Look at the rubber itself.

    Rear: The lateral play portion is solid and the vertical is hollow.
    Front: opposite of rear

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    :laugh:

    Poor truck :D

    Ill look back I know I got it somewhere. Ill also edit op to state it
     
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    it was in the OP of the bushing thread. I just threw it in this OP as well.
     
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    Have fun trying to save it

    I cut mine out in minutes [​IMG]

    Id swap out the bushing if it's already rusted out.
     
  17. Apr 2, 2013 at 4:29 PM
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    Did you drill and tap the LCA for zerks? (thats what it looked like to me anyway) If not, anyway, would this work/ would the zerks fit? Finally is this a good/bad idea?
     
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    LCA's are already a failure zone. not sure if drilling a hole would be a good idea :notsure:

    + the wall is very thin + were is the grease going to go? need a grooved bushing for that.

    if you wanted to add zerks I would reinforce the bushing seat and install aftermarket poly bushings with grease grooves
     
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    Thanks fellas, thats what i was wondering, it would prob just weaken it. Not a bad idea to take it out and clean them/replace them every so often. DYOB made it look easy, although it prolly takes quite a while. Was it a biatch swapping em out? or not so bad?
     
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    Not to sound dumb or anything, but how did they go bad/you could tell they went bad(symptoms)
     
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