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Mud and idler pulley bearing

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by maxamillion2345, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. Jun 20, 2011 at 7:03 PM
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    maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 [OP] Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    ...Don't mix. I read through like 20 threads. Found the culprit, ordered a new one.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySogQczbEBM

    I still have a couple questions. I feel like the play in the PS pump was acceptable, just would like a second opinion. Also, there was a small amount of play in the other two idler pulleys. Good to go, or should I get another two ordered up? They made no noise and the play didn't seem severe.

    Also, the belt looked really good except I could see some shiny bits stuck inside it that seemed to pop off when I poked at them with my knife? I will replace the belt anyway but wondered what this might be.

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    Thanks guys.
     
  2. Jun 20, 2011 at 7:50 PM
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    well shit, does urs make a loud whining noise when it sits or sometimes driving down the road? mine does like crazy now cus i was slashin around in the mud and been fucked up ever since. ive everything to make it go away but it does the same thing, maybe this could be it? haha
     
  3. Jun 20, 2011 at 7:56 PM
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    maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 [OP] Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    Mine does it at idle and gets louder with higher RPMs. Pull your serpentine belt and spin the pulleys. If any sound like mine they need replaced.
     
  4. Jun 20, 2011 at 8:10 PM
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  5. Jun 20, 2011 at 8:35 PM
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    maxamillion2345 [OP] Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    I can only say that it's a whine like a supercharger and increases as RPMs increase. I haven't replaced the pulley yet just diagnosed. Shouldn't be difficult. I'd pull the serpentine belt and spin the pulleys by hand to see if that's your issue.
     
  6. Jun 20, 2011 at 8:42 PM
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    funny i just had to replace the same pulley on my truck, i wonder if its just in the right spot to catch mud. Your power steering pump play is the same as mine.
     
  7. Jun 20, 2011 at 8:48 PM
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    maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 [OP] Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    Good news, thanks!

    Yeah these pulleys are dissapointing. 43k miles :rolleyes:
     
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    Just some advice, if you hear any noise from them at all after you know that you've cleaned any mud out then REPLACE THEM! Haha
    I went out to an all day mud run a few weeks ago and that night before I went home I cleaned out everything that could be harmful. The other day I started hearing the same noise and I figured I'd wait until after I get new tires and get it checked out. And sure enough on my way to work today the idler pulley made a loud screeching noise and when I opened the hood the pulley was smoking from the bearings grinding so much!
     
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    maxamillion2345 [OP] Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    Yeah, no doubt guys.


    trd09 are you saying Toyota should replace these? or..?


    Any thoughts on belt, play in other pulleys, play in PS pump pulley?
     
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    Not part of the powertrain wty, sorry for the confusion.

    check out the link to the FJ forum that I posted- exceptional information
     
  12. Jun 21, 2011 at 6:13 PM
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    maxamillion2345 [OP] Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    Oh Okay, I did see that, thank you!
     
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    maxamillion2345 [OP] Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    Does the noise come from the drivers side. My truck is making an awful racket especially when the AC is on :(
     
  15. Jun 21, 2011 at 6:39 PM
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    No, it comes from the idler pulley on the passenger side.
     
  16. Jun 21, 2011 at 6:40 PM
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    I think so too but I'm gonna throw it in my truck as a spare and just run a new one. I still don't know what those bits are in the grooves of the belt. Runs the length of the belt.

    I think I might try to press out the old bearing re-pack it and throw it in the back as a spare as well.
     
  17. Jun 21, 2011 at 7:27 PM
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    Somethins up with my truck. I've been puddle splashin too much :(
     
  18. Jun 21, 2011 at 7:39 PM
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    Pull your belt and spin each pulley by hand.
     
  19. Jun 21, 2011 at 11:18 PM
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    Just looked at mine and luckily mine was just the A/C pulley, which I don't have A/C at the moment anyways so it was an easy fix of just removing the belt.
     
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    just got back from the dealership. they replaced 2 pulleys and the belt under warranty. all i paid was the $100 deductable :D

    and for some odd reason they shaved my gas pedal :confused: thought they quit that like 2 years ago?? oh well it dont bother me, just found it kinda funny
     
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