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Muffler Bearing Question

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by 09DBLCAB09, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. Mar 11, 2013 at 11:44 PM
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    09DBLCAB09

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    Well I got about 49,000 miles on my truck and I finally had to replace my muffler bearings. Some old man walked by as I was doing it and he told me that I should replace my clutch belt at the same time because they usually go out around the same time

    Question is... Put in a stock clutch belt or should I put in a hi tension clutch belt since I'm running bigger tires and a lift?
     
  2. Mar 11, 2013 at 11:46 PM
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  3. Mar 11, 2013 at 11:47 PM
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    I check my headlight fluid about once a month. My truck doesn't really use that much surprisingly... Especially considering I have HIDs
     
  4. Mar 11, 2013 at 11:47 PM
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    Damn , rusty muffler
     
  5. Mar 11, 2013 at 11:48 PM
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    hi tension all the way.
    don't forget to check the blinker fluid to
     
  6. Mar 11, 2013 at 11:49 PM
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    That's what made me check the bearings. Good thing I checked cuz my muffler bearings were shit
     
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    I've noticed my blinkers are starting to blink a little faster. I may be low on blinker fluid
     
  8. Mar 11, 2013 at 11:51 PM
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    How's the axel manifold ?
     
  9. Mar 11, 2013 at 11:51 PM
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  10. Mar 11, 2013 at 11:53 PM
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    I'll have to check that tomorrow
     
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    :gossip: don't you know, the v6's have 2?
     
  12. Mar 11, 2013 at 11:54 PM
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    Where's the second one? I've only ready about 1 in the 2nd gens
     
  13. Mar 11, 2013 at 11:57 PM
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    Right . Hope op doesn't strip the transgasket differential when he bolts up the new muffler bearing .
     
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    I did notice a weird ping after I put the new bearings in. I think it's just coincidence that my piston return springs may be going out
     
  15. Mar 11, 2013 at 11:59 PM
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    You can totally get another 5,000 gallons out of that muffler bearing! I just recently rehoused my alternator filter
     
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    I know what I'm doing tomorrow
     
  17. Mar 12, 2013 at 12:01 AM
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    not sure, i've only read about it.
    yep, gotta be super careful and make sure you lube up the bolts real good, unicorn piss is recommended, synthetic, 60%corn, 35%grass,5% oats.
    it has to eat that specific stuff to make the right weight lube.
     
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    Well good luck . I have my cv boots bathing in spaghetti sauce right now . Trying to get another 40k out of them .
     
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    HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA
     
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    While you are replacing that muffler bearing, make sure that your kanuter valve is not binding. A sticky kanuter valve can cause premature muffler bearing failure. You don't want to have to go back in and replace that muffler bearing again if you don't have to. You didn't mention if your Tacoma was a V6 or a 4 cylinder., but remember that the V6 has TWO muffler bearings in it, not just one. I am Sure that someone here will provide the parts diagram to show this. And PLEASE don't use those cheap aftermarket bearings. You are just asking for trouble. By the way, anyone out there have a first gen? I have been searching all over and cant find the blinker fluid reservoir! I am thinking the prior owner may have removed it.
     
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