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Front Diff Vibes ECGS bushing fix.

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by BCJake, Dec 13, 2016.

  1. Aug 1, 2018 at 11:21 PM
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    Two Hawks

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    I ordered and received the ECGS bushing and install tool. Waiting for my 6112's to get here so I can do both at the same time. If anyone here lives in the bay area you can borrow the tool after I get done using it...just leave me a pm for details..
    Updated removal tool, deburred edges, pinned the end nut to keep shaft from turning, drilled two holes for better alignment and keep driver from falling into diff with a wire, painted hi vis yellow, added two thrust washers for smoother operation.IMG_3411 (3).jpg
     
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  2. Aug 8, 2018 at 8:59 PM
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    Anyone have a removal tool they want to sell or loan?
     
  3. Aug 14, 2018 at 1:24 PM
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    Hi all,

    Thanks for all the comments - I definetly have the same issue on my 2017 TRD OR. Been back and forward between Toyota dealerships blaming the vibration on the BFG ko2's for being over sized. I only installed a leveling kit providing a ~2inch lift... And of course 4WP says it has nothing to do with their work.

    Bottom line - like the original post said - even if I convince Toyota dealers and Toyota (I opened a case for them to reconsider under warranty) they would just be replacing it with the same faulty needle bearing.

    I have been experiencing this vibration for about 3k miles - ever since the lift was done.

    Will comment later after the ECGS is installed.

    Found this good video in case it's usefull for anyone looking for replacing it on your own - I lack the time and needed tools to do this saddly...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9W31KGy6k0

    Thanks!
     
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  4. Aug 15, 2018 at 4:17 PM
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    Has anybody had experience with a shop in the PDX area who did this upgrade for them? I'm interested in hearing recommendations and price estimate.

    Thanks!
     
  5. Aug 15, 2018 at 4:46 PM
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    Did mine with the lift....no issues!
     
  6. Aug 15, 2018 at 4:48 PM
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    There's a pretty good chance if you ask someone on a thread from your area they'll help you for some food and beer. That's how I got my lift and bushing installed, and right after we went wheeling since we did it in the park!
     
  7. Aug 15, 2018 at 4:56 PM
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    I'm totally good for food and beer and also have a fairly extensive whisk(e)y selection! :drunk:
     
  8. Aug 15, 2018 at 6:43 PM
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    Got an early start this morning and did my bushing and 6112 install. Getting the puller in there was just like in the video. You need to tap it in there lightly to seat it then thread the puller in and wrench it out carefully. Worked smooth as butter. Just make sure that if the bearing frags to use a magnet tool to remove all the metal pieces you don't want them in the diff mixing around. I found that removing the bump stop gives you more room to tap the new bushing in. The needle bearing with 25k on them were a little to sloppy compared to the snug bushing. I wanted to make sure I get good reliability when doing the front end It wasn't making noise but didn't want to chance it.. overall the job was straight forward.
    Tool is up for loan if you're local..:cheers:

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  9. Aug 27, 2018 at 9:18 AM
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  10. Aug 27, 2018 at 9:22 AM
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    Identical situation happened to me and bearing replacement then failure. Put ECGS bushing in and vibe is gone.
     
  11. Aug 27, 2018 at 9:53 AM
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    It's only for 4x4 because the problem is with the front differential
     
  12. Aug 27, 2018 at 10:03 AM
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  13. Sep 4, 2018 at 11:58 AM
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    Hi everyone,
    Located in San Diego, CA. Looking for an available tool to loan or buy. I will give it back or pass it along to the next guy. Please let me know if anyone has anything.

    Thank you
     
  14. Sep 5, 2018 at 9:32 PM
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    Who was it and how much?
     
  15. Sep 6, 2018 at 6:37 AM
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    SOLD*** I have a removal tool available. $25 shipped
     
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  16. Sep 6, 2018 at 10:36 PM
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    Ill be installing an ECGS bushing when my lift is delivered, did everyone have to replace their axle seal? It didnt look like it was necessary from the few videos I watched but am wondering what everyone else did. I have a 2017 with 21k miles.
     
  17. Sep 7, 2018 at 1:49 AM
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  18. Sep 7, 2018 at 3:10 AM
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    Just installed the ECGS bushing this past weekend. I bought a seal with the intention of replacing it, but it still looked new and I was tired so I left it alone. I have a 2017 with roughly 17k miles. Hopefully I don’t regret it later. I guess time will tell.

    Edit: by the way, I think most people pull the whole axle, but I only pulled it from the diff and didn’t remove it from the hub. I read about someone doing it this way in an old thread. Here’s a pic of what I did. You’ll probably want to remove the C/O to make more room, but I think that’s easier than pulling the whole axle. Just another option.

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  19. Sep 7, 2018 at 10:15 AM
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    Anyone else have a removal tool I could by or loan? Located in San Diego. Please PM if you have one.
     
  20. Sep 10, 2018 at 5:18 PM
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    Do you have a link to that thread?
     
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