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OFFICIAL 2nd gen 4x4 front differential bearing vibration thread

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by BenWA, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. Mar 28, 2013 at 9:54 AM
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    Looking to see if anyone has the bearing puller for sale. I think I'm going to need one!!!
     
  2. Mar 28, 2013 at 11:12 AM
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    Guys im trying to figure out if what im getting is same vibe that you were getting before the bushing. My truck is all stock and im not sure if the needle bearing is a problem even on stock trucks or just lifted. What i feel is, as i accelerate (mostly around 2-2100rpm) i get a vibe under my feet, in the gas pedal and a vibe also in the top of the steering wheel. Does that sound like the diff bearing problem?? The dealer already tried new leafs and changed the driveshaft around but it didn't help.

    Thanks!:confused:
     
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  3. Mar 28, 2013 at 11:41 AM
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    Yes it does get 85% better when its in 4H, and yes the dealer did have me come drive it without the rear driveshaft in it and it was still vibrating in the front. Does that sound like the bushing would be a fix? Has anyone been having problems with the bushing failing after?
     
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  4. Mar 29, 2013 at 4:29 AM
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  5. Mar 29, 2013 at 7:37 AM
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  6. Mar 29, 2013 at 8:49 AM
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    Anyone in Charlotte, NC area use a mechanic to install their ecgs bushing and cv axle? Looking for a good reference. Tired of the vibration!!
     
  7. Mar 30, 2013 at 7:46 AM
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    I'm waiting on a quote in Kannapolis... Ill let you know what they say. Otherwise I think for the $60 tool I can spend a day and do it myself
     
  8. Mar 30, 2013 at 8:10 AM
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    Driving on pavement around corners with the front differential locked is really hard on the differential that's why everyone suggests you drive in a straight line to check the front differential bearing.

    I'm still having issues with my truck. My latest guess is the u-joint at the transfer case. I don't have any slop but, after a long drive (100+ miles) one side of that joint was hot to the touch. The other side of the same u-joint and all the others were not hot.

    See this thread for all the things I've tried so far:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/267190-yet-another-front-differential-post.html

    This thread has a video with the noise I'm hearing (poor quality though):
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/269603-noise-wheel-bearings-video.html
     
  9. Apr 4, 2013 at 9:35 AM
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    intalled the bushing last night, problem fixed!

    Bearing pulller tool for sale........$45 shipped to your door.
     
  10. Apr 5, 2013 at 6:30 AM
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    Jeremy, congrats on the fix! I'm getting ready to do it shortly, so its' completely fixed? Did you also have the vibration through the floor and the steering wheel? Is it all gone?
     
  11. Apr 6, 2013 at 1:43 PM
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    If I'm looking to buy a bushing tool, how do I pay? I've never really bought from people online unless I could meet and pay cash. I don't use PayPal... Suggestions?
     
  12. Apr 6, 2013 at 2:47 PM
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    Just send a money order or cashiers check.....let me know if you're interested and I'll PM my address
     
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    Yes, night and day difference. Yes, had the vibration in the floor, gas pedal and steering wheel and it's gone. I had 100k with the growl and no damage to my axle so it was more of just an annoyance as it turns out.
     
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    PM sent
     
  15. Apr 9, 2013 at 10:04 AM
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    I have a bearing puller tool if anyone needs one. PM me because I don't check this thread often.
     
  16. Apr 9, 2013 at 3:29 PM
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    have this problem, anyone in denver area that has this problem pm me we can go in on the tool and help each other out on the install. gonna be another week before I can order as i am broke but I NEED this fix!

    thanks Chase and ECGS as well yall TW'ers!!!
     
  17. Apr 9, 2013 at 8:56 PM
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    I got to page 20 but lost patience! I have a 1st gen with the same problem. Is there a 1st gen solution within this thread?
     
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  18. Apr 9, 2013 at 9:03 PM
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  19. Apr 9, 2013 at 9:25 PM
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    ^ Yep. Post #867 from early December:

     
  20. Apr 11, 2013 at 3:24 PM
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    is there a current coupon code for purchasing from their website?
     

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