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Needle Bearing Failure With Lift (How Many)

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Harvo, Apr 17, 2017.

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Have you experienced front end vides or needle bearing failure after lifting your truck?

  1. Yes

    153 vote(s)
    42.9%
  2. No

    144 vote(s)
    40.3%
  3. I installed the bushing when I installed the lift

    60 vote(s)
    16.8%
  1. Mar 16, 2018 at 7:59 AM
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    HandsomeTom

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    8===D
    Haha, keep drinking. YouTube has a few videos of the install. Requires a special tool to remove. To me, it looks out of the comfort zone for a diy.

     
  2. Mar 16, 2018 at 8:03 AM
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    Well I’m a regular schmuck but the guys who are helping me are quite a bit more skilled. Not TOYOTA but one of them is a professional mechanic. I’ll send him a YouTube link and see if he thinks it’s in his wheel house he generally works on BIG stuff.
     
  3. Mar 16, 2018 at 8:19 AM
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    8===D
    Where you located, I’ll bring mine by. Haha



     
  4. Mar 16, 2018 at 8:45 AM
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    jsinnard

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    I know if you're near Raleigh NC you can take it to ECGS and have it done for less than $200.
     
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  5. Mar 16, 2018 at 8:55 AM
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    I’m in upstate NY, I’ll be in NC at least twice this year for Overland Expo East in Nov as well as some OBX camping in August.
     
  6. Mar 16, 2018 at 11:30 AM
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    What does the vibration feel like? Would I know 100% if I had it or not? will 2.5in OME lift here, and unsure if I have an issue or not.
     
  7. Mar 16, 2018 at 12:15 PM
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    jsinnard

    jsinnard Crawl Control and longbed? I has it

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    1. Does it vibrate in 2wd?
    2. Does it not vibrate in 4wd?
    3. If yes then fix.
    4. If not then enjoy your truck and wait for #1.
     
  8. Mar 16, 2018 at 3:00 PM
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    I understand. But what exactly is meant by vibration. What should that fell like outside of normal driving?
     
  9. Mar 16, 2018 at 3:06 PM
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    jsinnard

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    Does your steering wheel shake and do you feel a thrumming in the floor and pedal? If so does it go away in 4hi?
     
  10. Mar 16, 2018 at 3:23 PM
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    list is growing fast
    anybody have the needle bearing tool in SF bay area?
     
  11. Mar 16, 2018 at 3:26 PM
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    I wonder what it could be if it doesn't go away in 4wd
     
  12. Mar 16, 2018 at 3:33 PM
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    possibly drive shaft vibes from new angles. diff drop or carrier bearing drop?

    edit: tire balance? alignment?
     
  13. Mar 17, 2018 at 3:55 AM
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    Steering wheel shake. No. Slight thrumming here and there in vehicle, maybe. Nothing noticed in the pedal.
     
  14. Mar 17, 2018 at 4:08 AM
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    jsinnard

    jsinnard Crawl Control and longbed? I has it

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    Could also be due to the aggressive tread of new tires with increased camber, may smooth out more with wearing in.
     
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  15. Mar 17, 2018 at 7:19 AM
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    jsinnard

    jsinnard Crawl Control and longbed? I has it

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    I noticed you're in VA Beach, I'm in Chesapeake.

    If you ever decide to do it you can drive down to Raleigh NC and have the ECGS guys do the install for less than $180.00 total or buy the parts and have Eastern Offroad do it for about $235. I'll even loan you the tools to provide them for the work.
     
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  16. Jun 9, 2018 at 5:05 AM
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    Just lifted my 2015 First thing I noticed was that at the 40 MPH range i got this weird kinda wharping sound/ vibration very faint but I can feel it in the steering wheel, pedals, and floor the truck has 50k miles on it and was fine before. I did a minor 2.25-2.5 inch front lift and 2 inch rear lift. Any idea why the needle bearing went back immediately ? Also is it worth having the dealer fix the problem or would there parts cause this issue to happen again? Thank you for any help
     
  17. Jun 9, 2018 at 5:12 AM
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    It's more of the original bearing has always had play in it.. However, you didn't notice the issue until lifted.
    Some people have had the dealer install the ECGS part while others just do it on their own.
    I had the TSB done at the dealer and it took care of my issue and was free
     
  18. Jun 9, 2018 at 5:13 AM
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    If my truck is under warranty will they cover it?
     
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  19. Jun 9, 2018 at 5:14 AM
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    You should be covered - I wanna say the TSB extends/applies outside of the warranty people.. That's how people are getting things done on 10 yr. old trucks :)
     
  20. Jun 9, 2018 at 5:15 AM
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