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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. Aug 21, 2019 at 12:48 PM
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    CStafford

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    I am having my local Toyota dealership install this for me - they said they weren't familiar with this issue or the ECGS bushing itself. After I explained a bit more he seemed to understand, but he said they wouldn't need the puller tool as they have the factory one. I'm assuming it would work the same? Any other parts I should supply them with other than the bushing and a new seal?
     
  2. Sep 28, 2019 at 10:02 AM
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    I’ve got 134k, no lift but larger tires. Got a vibe, wheel bearings seem ok. Noisy drivers wheel when spun. Play in cv flange with front diff. Going to buy the bushing.

    Any members outside of Portland Oregon on the newberg/mcminnville side that have done this repair with the pulled tool?

    Thanks to this thread I didn’t throw a bunch of good money at the diff or wheel bearings!
     
  3. Oct 7, 2019 at 2:11 PM
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    Um. Stuff?
    Hey guys. I'm trying to get rid of my, new in box, ECGS bushing for a 2nd Gen Tacoma. I bought it but upsized to a Tundra before I got around to the job. If interested please PM me. $50. Includes the ECGS bearing puller. Both brand new. I'll cover the shipping to the lower 48.
     
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  4. Oct 7, 2019 at 2:14 PM
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    PM’d
     
  5. Oct 9, 2019 at 2:47 PM
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    I noticed a noise recently and first thought the tires needed a rotation, even though they were not due for a while. I had the tires rotated at Discount and noise was still present.

    Next, I had my local mechanic change out both front wheel bearings (light grinding noise/vibration seemed to be coming from right side) but left bearing was not in best of shape either.

    Grinding/vibration is still present. I found this thread and read through 20-30 pages and called Toyota about TSB. Just to be clear, this isn’t a call issue? I was blown away after seeing. 224 page thread with virtually everyone having the same issues. Lastly, new needle bushing or ECGS bushing is best route?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  6. Oct 9, 2019 at 3:11 PM
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    ECGS bushing without question. The dealer may cover the new needle bearing under the TSB but it is the exact same bearing as before.
     
  7. Oct 9, 2019 at 3:35 PM
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    Thinking of adding a second battery...

    My issue started before I lifted my truck. 2007 dbl cab. The noise got worst as I started off roading it more and after installing an ICON Stage IV lift kit. Parts are ordered bc the noise is worst.
     
  8. Oct 28, 2019 at 4:24 PM
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    Has anybody not fixed this issue and lived with the noise? Has there been a complete failure of the bearing that incurred more damage or a diff failure? What happens when this problem is ignored?
     
  9. Oct 28, 2019 at 4:35 PM
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    Wondering the same lol I have about 50k on a bad one! Im just waiting on a free saturday to swap it out with the ECGS.
     
  10. Oct 28, 2019 at 4:49 PM
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    Mines been doing this for 4 years now. I need new cv axles so I'm going to install new ones along with new seals if the old ones look bad and change the diff fluid. If I had read of a bunch of catastrophic failures on here I'd spend the money on the proper fix but I haven't seen anything more then it being an annoyance to the ears.
     
  11. Oct 28, 2019 at 4:51 PM
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    How long have you had the noise?
     
  12. Oct 28, 2019 at 4:53 PM
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    Its been making noise for about 50k miles, I orignally thought it was wheel bearings but I changed them out and it was still making noise, I should have just swapped the bearing out orignally because the noise would go away in 4wd lol.
     
  13. Oct 28, 2019 at 5:00 PM
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    Yea, same here but I definitely needed wheel bearings too.
     
  14. Nov 2, 2019 at 1:17 AM
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    I have 217000 miles on my Taco and I am pretty sure the needle bearing is just now starting to fail. I lifted it at 170000 and haven't had any issues till now. I know my drive train is well out of warranty but do you think Toyota would still replace it anyways? For the TSB (T-SB-0026-15)? Cost Estimate? I would normally do myself but its 20 degrees here in MT so I am forced to bite the bullet.
     
  15. Nov 2, 2019 at 3:37 AM
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    I would just buy the ECGS bushing and have a shop install.
     
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  16. Nov 2, 2019 at 4:20 AM
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    Thought about it but would Toyota install this?
     
  17. Nov 2, 2019 at 4:34 AM
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    You can try dealing with your Toyota dealer but I know what mine would say. "Since you lifted the truck it's not covered" I'm sure they would install the ecgs bushing for you but it would be much cheaper to have your local shop do it. Wow! 20° already. I'm trying to get things done here in ny before that weather gets here and settles in.
     
  18. Nov 2, 2019 at 4:42 AM
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    Yeah the cold is not waiting around! I will try and give the shop a call here on Monday and see what they can do.
     
  19. Nov 3, 2019 at 10:03 AM
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    I have the bearing puller tool for $40 . Used once . PM me if interested.
     
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  20. Nov 12, 2019 at 12:49 PM
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    Changed both cv axles and exchanged the needle bearing with the ecgs bearing yesterday. Went ok. I had to shave the edges down on the back side of the smaller plate of the removal tool from ecgs to get it behind the needle bearing but after that it worked easy to get the needle bearing out. I used a socket slightly bigger around then the bearing and turned backwards on a long 1/2" drive extension to push it in with a hammer. When I say push I mean pound. It didnt just go in easy but with everything lined up correctly a few good wacks and it was done. The larger socket kept me from driving it in to deep. Would of been helpful to have someone help hold the extension while I hit it or vice versa but its doable for one person. The noise is gone in the front completley without doing a diff drop kit with a 3" lift. Well worth the $100 to stop the noise from warping my mind everytime I drive.
     
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