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OFFICIAL 2nd gen 4x4 front differential bearing vibration thread

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BenWA, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. May 17, 2015 at 7:07 PM
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    jasclair

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    So anyone have a tool for sale?
     
  2. May 17, 2015 at 9:38 PM
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    @jasclair You in luck! I got an install tool that I will pay it forward to you. Just shoot me a pm and we can work out the details.

    Also a quick shout out and thank you to @kmcivor for paying it forward to me first.
     
  3. May 19, 2015 at 2:38 PM
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    I also need a tool if anyone has one. Need to do mine soon.
     
  4. May 19, 2015 at 3:15 PM
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    Idk how long you want to wait but once I get my tool and install the bearing I'll pay it forward to you.. But idk how long it will take...
     
  5. May 19, 2015 at 5:57 PM
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    CorrosiveTendency

    CorrosiveTendency When up to your nose in shit, keep your mouth shut

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    Not to undermine ECGS but you can fab up a puller with a bunch grinder and some basic hardware. I am reluctant to foward mine because the first bushing failed due to a incorrect install and I have a habit of holding o to tools. A tip on the install tho, be sure the correct driver is used, not "close enough" but just right.
     
  6. May 21, 2015 at 8:56 PM
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    Anyone else have an extra puller tool they wanna pay forward or even sell? Instantly got the notorious growl only after an 1.5" of lift. Any help is appreciated!
     
  7. May 26, 2015 at 9:10 AM
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    Looks like I need a tool too if anyone wants to sell one or pay it forward!
    Thanks Jared
     
  8. May 28, 2015 at 5:53 PM
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    justinalldredge19

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    How long did it take for your bushing to go out? I've had my installed for about 20k miles on the factory cv due to the fact it looked and felt fine. The growl was gone for a long time but about 4k miles ago it seems worse than before. Wondering if it just might be the cv or I might have installed it wrong....or both. Did ECGs send you another one or did you pay for it?
     
  9. May 28, 2015 at 9:42 PM
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    Not to jack this question but I'd like to know more about this as well along with the symptoms (aside from the initial vibration) that turned you onto thinking the install was done improperly.
     
  10. May 28, 2015 at 10:26 PM
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    Mine went out after around 250 miles after my lift
     
  11. May 31, 2015 at 5:30 AM
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    Ok so something else i noticed yesterday. My vibration/growling starts at about 50 and continues on through 65 mph which is mostly what i drive since I'm on the highway so much. Well yesterday while mowing some lawns i noticed that with the trailer and lawn mower on the truck the vibration and growling sound were almost gone. I guess because its maybe letting some pressure of that CV and bushing??

    but to answer the question, i installed the bushing myself and I'm in no way a mechanic. Knowing the luck i have more than likely i installed it wrong which is causing the vibration/growling to come back after.
     
  12. May 31, 2015 at 7:07 AM
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    Everything you just said points to it not being the bushing. Those speeds aren't correct and adding a trailer would make it worse because that would raise the front end and increase the CV Angles. Sounds more like a wheel bearing especially when you add the trailer which will raise the front a little taking some of the weight off the front wheels.
     
  13. May 31, 2015 at 7:29 AM
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    CorrosiveTendency

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    Yea, that doesn't sound like the bushing. While driving at your posted speeds, turn left and right to load/unload each wheel bearing. The bad one will growl when loaded. Then quiet when unloaded.
     
  14. May 31, 2015 at 8:12 AM
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  15. May 31, 2015 at 12:15 PM
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    If the wheel bearing is bad shouldn't there be some play in it?
     
  16. May 31, 2015 at 12:18 PM
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    That's kinda what I was thinking. Just after reading some more I started to question if I installed it correctly.
     
  17. May 31, 2015 at 4:17 PM
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    CorrosiveTendency

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    [QUO
    "justinalldredge19, post: 10310619, member: 107672"]If the wheel bearing is bad shouldn't there be some play in it?[/QUOTE]
    yes. You are hearing the play in the sound of the growling noise. Early indication of wear out. Just take it to a shop.
     
  18. Jun 1, 2015 at 7:57 AM
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    This or some rear driveline vibration
     
  19. Jun 1, 2015 at 8:59 AM
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    So took a 6 hr trip to whiskeytown and noticed the vibrations seem to always occur when giving gas. Is that normal? I have my part coming in today and might install tomorrow but just curious if this is normal.
     
  20. Jun 1, 2015 at 9:23 AM
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    Truck has been having some slight vibrations under breaking and highway speed. Jacked it up over the weekend and noticed some growling coming from where the CV goes into the Diff along with some play in the bearing... Needless to say just ordered the whole kit to replace it. Thank you East Coast Gear for the fix on this.
     

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