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ECGS Bushing - Is it a must?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Rustytaco71, Jan 9, 2018.

  1. Jan 14, 2021 at 6:52 AM
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    STi and Taco

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    Just the overall B/S/T thread.

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/forums/3rd-gen-tacoma-parts-marketplace-2016.202/
     
  2. Jan 14, 2021 at 6:57 AM
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    @STi and Taco Copy, thank you. Just hammer the classifieds I guess. I was tore up paying $48 for a tool on a $60 part, lol, but it got the job done proper. It’s such tight fitment in there, and to shave a little off of theirs. If you do order, there’s a free shipping coupon, I searched it on here.
     
  3. Jan 14, 2021 at 7:22 AM
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    STi and Taco

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    I've thought about just doing the loan a tool from oreillys with their "blind bearing puller", but then I run the risk of it not quite working for this application and at that point the truck is all apart and I don't get to finish the job right away....
     
  4. Jan 14, 2021 at 7:30 AM
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    Anyone have the official ECGS bushing INSTALL tool they would be willing to loan? I've got the needle bearing removal tool.
     
  5. Jan 14, 2021 at 7:44 AM
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    I’m not sure about that one. I heard only one rumble in these topics about a loaner tool working for the pull. I picked up a pilot bearing puller tool that looked like this:

    C898E5FD-31BC-43D5-9009-5649A8DA56B6.jpg
    And can confirm it WOULD NOT work.

    The inner prongs don’t have enough room behind the bearing to get seated. I did see they had another, more slender one and perhaps it would?? Can’t confirm if would or would just have the same issue since its puller also works on an angle.

    D17FCD0E-57A6-49B5-A2A0-C41D172DAF39.jpg

    Just trying to find workarounds here.
     
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  6. Jan 14, 2021 at 7:46 AM
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    Yep, those were the 2 I was looking at and was skeptical of them working. Of course i would own 2 vehicles that require more specialized tools than I've ever needed in my life. 16 Taco and a 12 Subaru STi...........

    I'll probably just end up ordering the special removal tool and then throwing it up here for a discount when I'm done like others have in the past.
     
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    Trust me, I fought it like a kid with colic, lol. I broke down and bought the tool and spent 20min with it and had the bearing it hand. Versus the 2 days I spent trying to JB weld something together. I got pretty close though! LOL If I could weld, I would have maybe had it..

    EB1F8F29-C9CF-4A96-A9C0-461D4A0A2F33.jpg


    Can see here how I ended up using parts from all three attempts
    (the ECGS machined piece, my bolt and the loaner bracket for clearing the shaft seal.)
    02EC6971-9FAB-401C-836E-2EBFB46A255D.jpg
     
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  8. Jan 14, 2021 at 7:56 AM
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    I have it. I can ship it to Georgia if you'll ship it back.
     
  9. Jan 14, 2021 at 8:10 AM
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    Also I just put up a new Build 2.0 video if anyone is interested in watching and getting a laugh at me struggling with the rotors + CV axle, lol. Boy do I look rookie haha :anonymous:

    ECGS part starts here:
    https://youtu.be/SirF8Sek6VE?t=689

    Btw, the “cable yank” method never worked for me despite the many failed attempts. But I was also failing at hammering it out on the tiny notch too, so I thought I’d give it a shot.

    Ultimately, I came back here and other threads and read that it takes just rotating and hammering on the CV notch to get it out. It’s all about that C-clip position, I think.
     
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  10. Jan 14, 2021 at 8:24 AM
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    Where are you located?
     
  11. Jan 14, 2021 at 8:34 AM
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    Yes getting the cv out can be a pain. Half the time it pops out easy. Half the time I have to rotate a few times before it pops loose.

    The first few I did without the ecgs install tool. No problem using a socket or general installer.

    One of my customers purchased the install tool, so I bought it from them. I recommend it now because it has a lip on the edge that helps seat the ecgs bushing perfectly flush. So when installing with a socket or other just be careful not to seat the bushing too far inward.
     
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