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My Taco getting the throwout bearing TSB done

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Toytruckmike, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. Jan 11, 2012 at 6:36 AM
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    Toytruckmike

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    My taco is getting the Throwout bearing TSB done at 46k miles. It has been making the noise for a while, but it took 3 visits to get the dealer to hear it.
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    I took it in Monday, and they tore it apart and found the bell housing was gouged, so they had to order a new one. Snow on I20 kept it from getting to the dealer Tuesday, so I am hoping it arrives today.
    I didn't realize it when I took the picture, but my whole transmission is on a rack under the truck. I would love to get in there and look at all that, but I am sure that is not allowed. :(
    Here is a link to the TSB

    Has anyone who has had the TSB done had repeat problems???
     
  2. Jan 11, 2012 at 7:12 AM
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    Hi Mike,

    I did this myself and took a lot of pictures from multiple angles of the transmission/transfer case and all of the TSB parts side by side with the old ones. Not quite the same as looking yourself but I can post them for you if you want.
     
  3. Jan 11, 2012 at 12:14 PM
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    Wally, you replaced your T/O Bearing??? how hard was it??
    my truck is a 2005 and bought it almost 2 years ago when it had 33000 miles... i hear the chirping noise soon after... i took it back to the stealership and the mechanic rode with me and told me it was just wear and tear... i just found out there is a TSB... maybe i should go back and tell them about it... truck has 60000 miles now and the noise is driving me crazy...
     
  4. Jan 11, 2012 at 2:49 PM
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    Thanks Wally, can you post pics here? I bet lots would enjoy reading about it.
    I have changed a throwout bearing before on a front wheel drive car, so I am guessing this would be pretty different.
     
  5. Jan 11, 2012 at 2:51 PM
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    Rusty 06 4x4

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    may I ask what the sound sounded like and where you heard it.
     
  6. Jan 11, 2012 at 2:54 PM
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    Mine sounded like a fan belt or something at first. I popped the hood and immediately knew it was coming from the transmission underneath.

    If you stick your head under the truck you hear the chirping noise coming from the tranny. Mine was awful. Could hear it plain as day driving down the highway.
     
  7. Jan 12, 2012 at 2:25 AM
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    Rusty 06 4x4

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    thanks ... good to know
     
  8. Jan 12, 2012 at 10:09 AM
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    Funny mine is getting the same thing done right now, along with a new fan. Both chirping noises got annoying enough to take it in.
     
  9. Jan 12, 2012 at 4:25 PM
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    I was putting in a new engine at the time so I just did the TO bearing TSB myself since I had the transmission out. I figured it was cheap insurance ... here's a copy/paste from another thread where I posted the pics.


    Here's a picture of the aluminum quill with 25K miles on. Despite appearances in the photo, it's actually quite smooth with almost no wear so I'm amazed when I hear of people who have had significant issues when mine is OK.

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    Now for the rest of the job ... the new 1GR-FE with the clutch installed.

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    Test fit for clutch alignment and wiring harness routing.

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    The other side.

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    On the way up.

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    The Eagle has landed! (almost)

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    Connecting the top end.

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    Seconds before the first firing.

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    Ceremonial first drive to the exact spot where my old engine died 3 months earlier (those oil spots on the ground by the front tires are mine ...)

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    Post-install mess.

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    An ATV cherry picker (worthy of a TW sticker!)

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  10. Jan 12, 2012 at 4:33 PM
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    I forgot to answer "How hard was it?".

    I guess that's a relative question, depends on your definition of fun and how much spare time you have. It's doable with a normal set of tools and a torque wrench. I had better things to do but I'm too cheap to bring it to a shop.
     
  11. Jan 13, 2012 at 2:11 PM
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    Cool Wally, thanks for the pics. You did some major work there!

    Got mine back yesterday, and all seems well. I hope it lasts long term.
    Now all that is left is the damn annoying noisy fan motor, but it doesn't appear there is a permanent fix yet.

    Here is a pic I don't know if I posted yet.
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    This is how I feel about work right now. Ready for a weekend.
    [​IMG] Mini Cooper the dachsund
     
  12. Jan 13, 2012 at 4:42 PM
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    Yeah got mine back today, TOB and fan are quiet...hopefully this works long term.
     
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