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ECGS bushing question

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Kristi with a K, May 30, 2020.

  1. May 30, 2020 at 12:40 PM
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    Kristi with a K

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    before I go wailing on it anymore, the bushing is supposed to meet up flush with the inner spline housing (not sure of the correct name), yes?
     
  2. May 30, 2020 at 12:49 PM
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    Ok, so spider gear, yes?

    I just read the note on the ECGS site about some bushings on certain 7.5’s not seating all the way in. So I guess my question, how would I know if mine is this way after I have already pounded the bushing way in? I cannot tell if there is a lip that is preventing it from going any further.
     
  3. May 30, 2020 at 12:51 PM
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    & what do they mean by acceptable height is .03-.06?
     
  4. May 30, 2020 at 12:58 PM
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    So if I run my finger around the space in between the bushing & the spider gear, I feel two spots that are not smooth. Would that be the ridge ( I called it a lip in my previous post) they referred to?
    & if so, I still don’t understand the .03-.06 height reference.
     
  5. May 30, 2020 at 2:21 PM
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    If I remember correctly when I installed mine a couple years ago, it wouldn’t go in totally flush with the outside of the diff. We drove it in until it stopped and it hasn’t been an issue for me
     
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  6. May 30, 2020 at 9:20 PM
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    Thank you. I had to hit on it pretty good just to get it in, so it wouldn’t have surprised me if I had to just hit it harder. On the other hand something just didn’t feel right with that. If that makes sense.... it’s late.... thank you again. Just good to hear from someone else who had the same & it turned out fine.
     
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  7. May 30, 2020 at 10:22 PM
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    Knock it in until the sound changes when you hit it. The ECGS bushing is bigger than the needle bearing, so thats why it seems to fit differently.
     

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