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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. Sep 4, 2018 at 11:07 PM
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    SpeySquatch

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    Have same lift. Be surprised if you don’t get a vibe. Get the ECGS if you do. TSB just gives you a new needle bearing that will go out
     
  2. Sep 5, 2018 at 4:18 AM
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    sorgon82

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    Had rumble strip vibes
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    No more vibes
     
  3. Nov 13, 2018 at 8:06 AM
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    Mike3327

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    ECGS bushing installed along with new seal and vibration is gone. Now its leaking pretty good and I hope it just needs another new seal.
     
  4. Nov 13, 2018 at 9:21 AM
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    CoastieRon

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    Lift net numbers post install for actual lift are

    Driver Front - 1-7/16" net lift Passenger Front - 1-5/16"
    Driver Rear - 2-7/8" net lift Passenger Rear - 2-1/2"

    I have not measured again since I did the install (I need to see what the sag is from settling)

    No rumble strip. I do have some vibrations between 58 - 67 MPH, but I believe that to be a balance issue (Tire Warehouse used a ton of weights), which will get sorted out in the next week or so. I did buy the ECGS bearing for later use (when I have the gears done in the future)
     
  5. Nov 13, 2018 at 10:48 AM
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    PNUT

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    For those who replaced the needle bearing, did you need the new axle seal, or did you reuse the stock one?
     
  6. Nov 13, 2018 at 10:51 AM
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    Taco_Craig

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    Needle bearing starting acting up immediately. Replaced by dealer under warranty. Should have done the ECGS, but warranty work was free and I can always do it later.
     
  7. Nov 13, 2018 at 10:54 AM
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    dome

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    I did the new seal. It was like $10, so I figured why not.
     
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  8. Nov 13, 2018 at 11:04 AM
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    TheTacomaInn

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    Is it pretty obvious that it's leaking? Did mine this weekend and didn't end up doing a seal. Crossing my fingers it won't start leaking but I've been checking every day.
     
  9. Nov 13, 2018 at 11:48 AM
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    always do new...peace of mind
     
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  10. Nov 13, 2018 at 1:18 PM
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    PNUT

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    Thanks for the input guys
     
  11. Nov 13, 2018 at 1:52 PM
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  12. Nov 13, 2018 at 2:45 PM
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    I replaced the seal with the ECGS bushing and to answer your question it is quite obvious I have a leak. Was at the dealer today with the bad bearing I took out and questioned them as to why when i asked specifically for that bearing to be looked at under warranty they told me nothing was wrong with it. Of course I didnt get an answer to my question, but was made aware of the fact that since I did what they wouldnt I voided the warrenty.
     
  13. Nov 14, 2018 at 4:20 PM
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    cowsquatch67

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    I had 4wheel Auto Parts do a 2.25 inch Pro Comp front level kit only with front diff. drop about 2700 miles ago and no vibes...knock on wood!
     
  14. Feb 9, 2019 at 12:03 PM
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    mwallace84

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    What are the chances dealership will do the egcs and covered by warranty??
     
  15. Feb 9, 2019 at 12:07 PM
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  16. Feb 11, 2019 at 8:04 AM
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    Well, dealership said they didn’t see why new struts (5100’s) would good warranty so they are going to have me bring it in. Fingers crossed they will submit it under warranty!!!! Won’t be egcs but new Toyota needle bearing
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2019 at 8:13 AM
  17. Feb 11, 2019 at 9:29 AM
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    TXTaco13

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    You prob could bring the ecgs and have them put it in instead of the needle bearing, still better than having to replace the ecgs on your own dime.
     
  18. Feb 11, 2019 at 9:35 AM
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    I offered that. They said if submitted under warranty, have to use Toyota parts. Can’t complain if they’ll take care of it. I’ll keep the egcs bushing in the tool box in case I need it later.
     
  19. Feb 13, 2019 at 4:29 PM
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    Mike3327

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    Well here is some updated info that I have received from a Toyota dealership employee. According to this person, who is reputable, Toyota is well aware of this issue with there 16+ Tacoma. He was told that the issue of cutting the front tires and the vibration/bushing problem has been looked into by Toyota, however they will not be correcting or doing anything for that matter about it and he was also told by his supervisor this issue will not be discussed at all in the future or there will be consequences. He was kind enough to provide contact information for the person that was supposedly investigating the issues. For those of you who are interested or would care to contact the office......1-800-331-4331. I for one will be making a call to them.
     
  20. Feb 13, 2019 at 7:00 PM
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    Grossomotto

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    It’s been an issue for 15 years since the 2nd Gen

     

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