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Front Diff Vibes ECGS bushing fix.

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

  1. Jan 27, 2019 at 11:11 AM
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    flyby

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  2. Feb 2, 2019 at 4:49 PM
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    Was just able to finish up my install today on my 16' offroad. The ECGS bushing eliminated all of the up/down movement of the driver side CV, but it still has essnetially the same in/out movement from the diff. Does this seem normal? I had a difficult time getting the bushing the sit completely flush, it just did not want to move no matter how hard I would hit it. It looked like there might have been a 1/16 left before sitting flush.

    I've got a slight knock when rocking the truck side to side, or entering a driveway. Anyone think this is attributed to the bushing?

    UPDATE: In the morning I went back to investigate, problem was found in a loose sway bar bolt. Tightened up and the knock went away.
     
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  3. Feb 2, 2019 at 5:01 PM
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    The bushing is longer than the needle bearing, it should stick it out more.
     
  4. Feb 2, 2019 at 5:19 PM
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    Maybe we can get a tool pass-along thread. Make it x amount, send payment and keep passing it to the next person.

    Has anyone found a place that doesn't rape on shipping? It's like $20. I'm sour about it. Anyone have a local shop with them in stock?
     
  5. Feb 2, 2019 at 7:36 PM
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    It needs to be FLUSH to 1/32 deeper (.032) max, yes the ECGS bushing is longer but that's ok ALL the instructions say to make it flush or just a little deeper,

    if it is out to far maybe the CV shaft is riding on the end ?

    not my photo

    IMG_2200.jpg
     
  6. Feb 2, 2019 at 7:43 PM
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    that’s right, i knew it either stuck out a bit or sat in more. sorry man.
     
  7. Feb 2, 2019 at 8:27 PM
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  8. Feb 3, 2019 at 1:32 PM
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    Just installed the ECGS bushing in my Tacoma yesterday. Has anyone ever noticed a light hum or howl noise afterward? My Tacoma is not lifted at all yet, but will be very soon, so I was just being proactive. I'm not sure if the sound I'm hearing is even related to swapping the needle bearing out for the bushing though. Of course I'm extra paranoid after doing the install. I was very careful not to screw anything up. Double checked that the bushing was flush in the housing and not sticking out at all. I've always had the howling sound around 50-60 mph, especially in the wind. This seems like a different sound, but maybe its just the usual howl since its really windy today. The noise does not change at all whether I'm in 2wd or 4wd.
     
  9. Feb 4, 2019 at 6:56 PM
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    Ok, so I figured out the howling sound. Just wanted to update this in case someone else ever has this happen. I took the skid plate off in order to gain easier access to the diff side of the axle. I left the skid plate off for a couple days so I could have easy access to look and make sure the axle seal wasn't leaking. Apparently that causes some weird wind noises. Reinstalled the skid plate today, and like magic, no more howl.
     
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  10. Feb 5, 2019 at 5:17 PM
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    Quick question.. is the needle bearing only in the 4WDs or both 4WD and 2WD??

    Thanks!
     
  11. Feb 5, 2019 at 5:23 PM
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    The needle bearing is in the front differential.
     
  12. Feb 5, 2019 at 5:32 PM
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    Thanks Dan,

    I guess my real question is if I have a 2WD do I need to replace my needle bearing?
     
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  13. Feb 5, 2019 at 5:34 PM
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    If your 2WD has a front differential then you should replace the needle bearing in it.
     
  14. Feb 5, 2019 at 5:43 PM
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    No, there’s no front diff

     
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  15. Feb 5, 2019 at 7:40 PM
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    Great post! Holy cow the tools double the price
     
  16. Feb 5, 2019 at 8:09 PM
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    Anyone selling tool?
     
  17. Feb 6, 2019 at 1:40 PM
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    If i bring the bushing to my mechanic to get it installed do i have to buy the removal tool also? Or do most mechanics have a tool they use for that kind of stuff?
     
  18. Feb 6, 2019 at 8:23 PM
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    Buy the tool....and most of the time it needs a little grinding to make the access easier.

    @ Tacovagon LMFAO
     
  19. Feb 10, 2019 at 6:08 PM
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    What diff fluid should I top my 16 TRD sport wtog after replacing needing bearing?
     
  20. Feb 11, 2019 at 9:05 AM
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    Installed some Bilstein 6112 at the 1in setting and instantly had the knobby vibration. I can't feel it, but I can definitely hear it. Will be following this Youtube video as soon as the part and tool comes in. Really considering just taking it to my mechanic but wouldn't mind saving the few hundred bucks either.

    https://youtu.be/m9W31KGy6k0
     
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