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ECG needle bearing question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by handwerk, Apr 11, 2019.

  1. Apr 11, 2019 at 9:08 AM
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    handwerk

    handwerk [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Would a good professional mechanic with normal tools still need to have the tools specific to installing the needle bearing from ECG?
     
  2. Apr 11, 2019 at 9:17 AM
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    b_r_o

    b_r_o We need to talk about your flair

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    There's various bearing/bushing puller kits out there. Ive got a few in my toolbox. The tool from ecgs is made (obviously) for this specific job. Its a pretty thin bearing, not a lot of surface available to grab onto. Even the ecgs tool only gets a fingernail on it when pulling it out.

    Long story short, im sure a crafty mechanic could make something else work but the tool definately makes it easier
     
  3. Apr 11, 2019 at 12:02 PM
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    lynlan1819

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    Better and safer if you have the tool,you can always resell the tool here on TW.
     
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    DaveInDenver

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    I'm not a pro mechanic but I was able to pull the needle bearing and install the ECGS bushing without using their tools. The puller needs to grab a thin bearing without hitting the housing but this would be the case regardless if you're going to the ECGS bushing or not when you replace the bearing.
     
  5. Apr 11, 2019 at 1:23 PM
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    Larzzzz

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    Do you know which size puller you used out of that kit? I found one for less that has 4 sizes only. But if it has the size I need then perfect
     

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