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front differential side bearing replacement.. done!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Metallikatz3, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. Dec 27, 2010 at 3:48 PM
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    Metallikatz3

    Metallikatz3 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Well I finally got around to replacing the drivers side output shaft needle bearing in my front diff to resolve the typical grinding noise. Im talking about the noise that exists in 2wd and goes away in 4wd.

    I used a 3 jaw puller on a slide hammer that I rented from autozone. It took about 5 min of hammering but it came out without any big problems. I also replaced my cv axle while I was taking everything apart

    And the verdict is... totally gone! From taking a test drive up to 70mph the noise is totally gone! It took me about 5 hours to do everything, and the biggest problem I had was finding space to get the axle out.
     
  2. Dec 28, 2010 at 9:20 PM
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    ETaco23

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    Awsome! Im about to take my truck to toyota to see if they will cover it under my warrenty.
    But if not I would probably do it myself.
    How bad is it to do?

    wouldnt happen to have any pics?
     
  3. Dec 28, 2010 at 10:41 PM
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    kessler89

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    What all parts did you get and where did you order them from?
     
  4. Dec 29, 2010 at 9:11 AM
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    Congrats!

    Pictures? For those of us that haven't ever done anything like this, a step-by-step DIY with pics would be really good! And if someone in NorCal is going to do it, I'd be willing to travel to your location to take pics along the way for a DIY.
     
  5. Dec 29, 2010 at 9:25 AM
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    THExBUSxDRIVER

    THExBUSxDRIVER Victory is reserved...

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    Not enough.
    Dude a write up with pics would have been golden, but good job.
     
  6. Dec 29, 2010 at 9:57 AM
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    Machine gun mount. Would love to blow the shit out of it since it has nothing but issues. QA at Toyota USA is shit. Start making them in Japan for Christ's Sake!
    Congratulations! Keep on driving your Yota.
     
  7. Dec 29, 2010 at 10:08 AM
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    come on OP ! give us some info! :)
     
  8. Dec 29, 2010 at 10:10 AM
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    Was this done with the diff in the truck?
     
  9. Dec 29, 2010 at 12:20 PM
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    Krazie Sj

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    This is the most depressing thread ever. It's like having bad sex with a supermodel and no orgasm.

    Give us more OP! :D
     
  10. Dec 29, 2010 at 4:48 PM
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    ETaco23

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    I know what you mean! lol....

    Im taking my truck to the dealer tomarrow and hopefully they tell me that there ganna replace it! they didnt seem to mind I had the lift on.
     
  11. Dec 29, 2010 at 6:05 PM
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    I'm tempted to call BS on this. If it was as easy as the OP makes it out to be a lot more people would have done it already, with pics to prove it.
     
  12. Dec 29, 2010 at 6:10 PM
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  14. Dec 30, 2010 at 9:32 AM
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    He probably had some kind of clue how to turn a wrench, I saw alot of guys saying on TW that it took them 5-6hrs someone even said all day to put a front set of 5100's:rolleyes: some people just don't know what they're doin, the OP obviously did
     
  15. Jan 1, 2011 at 8:28 PM
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    were's the OP on this? geeeeez!!
     
  16. Jan 2, 2011 at 6:26 AM
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    Not bs.. one would firat need to know what the hell to replace first.. that was not identified until recently..

     
  17. Jan 25, 2011 at 10:33 AM
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    wiscdave

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    Yeah and why would it not just fail again if you used the same part?? Pics of the destroyed bearing in question would be great....and put all these rumors to rest.

    Total BS
     
  18. Jan 25, 2011 at 10:37 AM
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    Dead?
     
  19. Jan 25, 2011 at 10:38 AM
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    Didn't work, the vibe is back.. BS fix for nothing..
     
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