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Muffler bearing gone bad

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by jandrews, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. jandrews

    jandrews [OP] Carolina Alliance Southwest Region Ambassador

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    On its way out after only 30k. Doing the repair myself. Should I stick with OEM or save some money aftermarket. Are the aftermarket bearings any good? What brand?
     
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    Chop it off before the wing nuts, it'll just hang up on wet grass :bucket:
     
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    I've heard aftermarket muffler bearings are OK if you continue to use the dealer supplied OEM lithium/beryllium bearing grease. However, not all dealers are willing to supply that separately, so you may need to look around.
     
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    You don't need to use expensive muffler bearing cleaner.

    Blinker fluid is chemically similar and far cheaper.
     
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    Too much to list, but enough to get me in trouble. Repeatedly.
    I hear Trollinator is about the best you can get.
    Are you sure it's the bearing? Muffler bearings and transverse oil resonators sound very similar when they go bad. 30,000 sounds a bit early for a muffler bearing to go south (unless you've added a torsional fuel-line lift kit, of course).
    I'd keep looking, just to make sure. Hell, even check around the injector pan rotary lockout nut. That damn things makes weird sounds ALL the time!
     
  7. jandrews

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    So I'm gonna have to repack it?
     
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    This is a big issue with all cars and truck the government needs to step in I think. We need a muffler bearing monitoring system such as TPMS.
     
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    That's true. Minevhas been a pain in the ass.
     
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    I use synthetic muffler bearing grease and only repack mine every 30k miles or so.
     
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    You can find it in the auto parts store, next to the jugs of K-9P.
     
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    I have had good luck repacking with plain old wire solder. The high temps near the muffler keep it liquid and it acts as a super-lubricant
     
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    I have used tire oil to clean mufflers before
     
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