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ECGS bushing tool

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by FrenchToasty, Jan 4, 2020.

  1. Apr 5, 2021 at 5:27 AM
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    KNABORES

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    Bilstein 5100's 16x8 589's with 265/75/16 and 1.25" spacers Flowmaster 50 series over the axle dump Westin bull bar with 20" LED Pioneer touchscreen with backup camera Full interior and dash LED conversion Trailer brake controller with 7 pin Bedliner coat bumpers trim and tool box
    I really thought it would be the wheel bearing, and it could be. But the stethoscope don't lie. The only noise I hear is what sounds like small metal pieces getting squished around right at the union of front CV axle and front differential. No noise from the boot area (once I Armor All'ed it to make the rubber stop squeaking), No noise from the wheel bearing, and zero play at the tire any direction. All bearings on the truck are factory with 21 years and 260k miles on them, could certainly be a wheel bearing, just not diagnosing that way.
     
  2. Apr 7, 2021 at 8:51 AM
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    KNABORES

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    Bilstein 5100's 16x8 589's with 265/75/16 and 1.25" spacers Flowmaster 50 series over the axle dump Westin bull bar with 20" LED Pioneer touchscreen with backup camera Full interior and dash LED conversion Trailer brake controller with 7 pin Bedliner coat bumpers trim and tool box
    Bushing ordered, ordered the new axle seal from ECGS as well. About a C-note delivered. Looking forward to not feeling the grinding under my feet and hearing the noises when driving. Hopefully don't have to follow this with a new wheel bearing as well.
     
  3. Apr 9, 2021 at 12:58 PM
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    Bilstein 5100's 16x8 589's with 265/75/16 and 1.25" spacers Flowmaster 50 series over the axle dump Westin bull bar with 20" LED Pioneer touchscreen with backup camera Full interior and dash LED conversion Trailer brake controller with 7 pin Bedliner coat bumpers trim and tool box
    That was fast. Good news on the axle seal from ECGS, factory OEM Toyota Motor Corp. made in Japan replacement.

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  4. Apr 15, 2021 at 9:12 AM
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    KNABORES

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    Thank you @FrenchToasty for the tool loan! I'm headed in to replace this bearing, wish me luck! I'll giver her an oil change and tire rotate while I'm in there. Then I'll probably be so proud of her I might *gasp!* wash her. for the first time this year o_O
     
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  5. Apr 15, 2021 at 9:40 AM
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    Take some pics, I wanna see how the bearing replacement goes. Good luck!
     
  6. Apr 15, 2021 at 8:33 PM
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    All done. Good news, the job was pretty straight forward and made possible with the loaner tools from @FrenchToasty .
    Bad news, it did not fix the problem. Still got the wuh wuh wuhs. Next project is CV axle shake down, and then likely wheel bearing replacement, although other than the noise, I have zero wheel bearing symptoms. No play in the bearing and no noise from the bearing when spun. Puzzling. The needle bearing in the front diff likely needed replacement anyway due to the amount of play in the CV axle at the bearing.
     
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  7. Apr 15, 2021 at 8:42 PM
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    Had to remove the wheel spacer / center cap combo, then the duct cap and axle nut.
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    I was rolling solo, so I needed a hand with the brakes while I broke the lugs and the axle nut loose. A sawzall case wedged between the seat and brake pedal worked.
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    Side note: lug on the left is for the wheel to spacer. The lug on the right is the deep shank lug for the spacer to hub where the factory studs are so short.
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    Back of the spindle / hub assembly. Does that seal look right? seemed to be some loose thready bits of rubber in there when I took it apart. Like some of it had broken down
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  8. Apr 15, 2021 at 8:45 PM
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    Tool with magnet used to align it inside the diff
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    Rag stuffed into opening to keep from losing the puller back plate. My beautiful Royal Purple fluid leaking out.
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    Rear back plate positioned inside the diff behind the bearing
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  9. Apr 15, 2021 at 8:56 PM
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    Tool in action
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    Bearing removed
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    New bushing with insertion tool
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    Flat side out
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    exposed bushing sleeve side in
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    Rolling solo, had to get some arm extension to reach up to the diff from below
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    After many strikes with a BFH, the new bushing was seated. Had a nice dull thud once it was fully seated.
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    Seal removed, you can see the lubrication holes
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    original seal had a metal ring around it.
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    New seal placed using the 2" PVC that came with the loaner tools. Truly a full meal deal, thanks again @FrenchToasty
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  10. Apr 15, 2021 at 9:03 PM
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    Amount of diff fluid that leaked out, the truck was leaning towards the drivers side because the jack stands are a little short from floor to frame. The pan was dirty before (keep it outside) Fluid looks dark, cause it's purple.
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    Had some left over from before, so I used it to refill the diff
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    10mm allen wrench to remove the fill plug on the diff
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    Found some wetness at the bellhousing. Appears to be leaking out of the small weep hole in the bell housing cover. What's the likely culprit here? (please don't say rear main seal). It doesn't drip, and may live the rest of it's life out without repair if it's not easily serviceable.
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  11. Apr 16, 2021 at 7:03 AM
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    Nice job @KNABORES! Will be useful in the future.
     
  12. Apr 16, 2021 at 7:12 AM
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    Super good write-up @KNABORES, THANK YOU!!!
     
  13. Apr 16, 2021 at 12:33 PM
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    Nice work and pictorial walk through. Bummer on the noise still present. Might be the Wheel Bearing. My driver rear bad (you could hear it) but presented no other ‘classic signs’ other than noise.
     

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