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Front differential bearing, need everyones help.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by brian, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. Oct 26, 2011 at 5:29 PM
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    I am in a pickle at the moment. Toyota is denying a claim for my front left diff bearing. They had a third party inspector investigate and his claims are super bogus, however the service techs after hearing of his report completely disagree and are on my side I know there are plenty of us who have had this issue resolved through toyota under warranty, and Id like to prove to them that this issue is unrelated to lift. I am going to fire everything I have at these guys, and if I can get copies of service contracts where you guys have gotten these fixed, I would appreciate it. You can blur, remove your personal information or whatever you want to protect your privacy, I really only need your RO # and basic info of your vehicle, like a VIN. I think this is safe information to disclose. I am not letting these guys get away with this. I will post more later. Thanks for all your help. You can post here or just send me a PM and I will contact you.

    Brian
     
  2. Oct 26, 2011 at 5:30 PM
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    BTW even if you are lifted and have had it fixed, I doubt toyota knows or cares. It will still help.
     
  3. Oct 26, 2011 at 5:42 PM
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    ...too much shit to list.
    What was the reason for denying the claim?
     
  4. Oct 26, 2011 at 5:48 PM
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    Take a guess :)

    The inspectors report said I have a 5 inch lift installed....lol
     
  5. Oct 26, 2011 at 5:51 PM
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    show them the magnus law, i think thats what it's called. They need to prove that the lift is the direct result of what caused the problem.
     
  6. Oct 26, 2011 at 6:36 PM
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    I have it. And I have pushed with it. The biggest problem is, this can easily be blamed on a lift to someone who doesn't see my truck.... CV axles and bearings do take a hit on lifts.... the caveat to that, is my CV's have 94K miles on them and are still in GREAT shape. CV's are typically the first to go... they are still original CVs. The angle is really close to stock.
     
  7. Oct 26, 2011 at 6:37 PM
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    You can have my stock lift. I will take your stuff. Your truck will be stock height and wont reject your claim
     
  8. Oct 26, 2011 at 6:40 PM
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    haha, how would that work when the report is already submitted :p
     
  9. Oct 26, 2011 at 6:47 PM
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    Haahaa. Not sure
     
  10. Oct 26, 2011 at 6:56 PM
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    Put that bad parts on my truck and I can submit the claim!?!?!?
     
  11. Oct 26, 2011 at 6:56 PM
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    id like to see where this goes, and hopefully you can get some help.






    should have gotten a 1st gen
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  12. Oct 26, 2011 at 6:56 PM
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    LoL... Ya know... I don't think its too hard to change the entire diff.... Its funny you should offer that though... you're crazy man. I'm trying to get things done the right way first...
     
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    blow up their office? no paperwork...............
     
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    BURN IT. thatll fix the problem ;)
     
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    Hey Brian, I don't think my receipt's going to help you. It doesn't say what you were hoping. It only says, "Install SOP front diff per customer request." Nowhere does it say anything about it being due to vibes or such.
     
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    Even though toyota replaced my front diff 3x. After the final time, they said the lift IS causing the problem. If yours is at 5" and you haven't cut into the crossmember to make the lift work, I'm afraid they are correct. The service writer said anything over 2.5" needs to have aftermarket UCA's to compensate for the lift and anything over 3" will not matter cuz of the stress on the suspension, and the only lifts over 3" will need to have the front crossmember cut into and at that point you void your warranty cuz of major modification. Read the fine print in the warranty paperwork very carefully. Another thing you can do is try another dealership. You may get a different result. I know the information I have just provided you is not very pleasant, but it is reality. I removed my lift, and I am waiting to get a new one (5100's) and if I go over 1.75" I plan on getting the adjustable UCA's to compensate for the lift.
     
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    Haahaahaa. Well if it comes to it. I am down. I will watch your change it all, drink beer and eat lots of egg rolls
     
  19. Oct 26, 2011 at 8:50 PM
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    Plus it would be done right. You get my perfectly good used parts and I get a whole new parts. Wins all round
     
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    ...too much shit to list.

    He has 3" lift with aftermarket UCA's.
    Ergo the "bullshit"
     
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