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"Lunched" Needle bearing

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by dannykarnage, Apr 26, 2021.

  1. Apr 26, 2021 at 5:53 PM
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    dannykarnage

    dannykarnage [OP] New Member

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    First post on here. I'm not a Tundra enthusiast, nor even a truck enthusiast - just a DIYer when it comes to automotive repair.

    I have a 06 Tundra that had the driver's side CV axle break shortly after I bought it. I've since replaced the CV axle, but I had some vibration at the front. I drained the differential and found a few pieces of the needle bearing were stuck to the drain plug (magnetic plug I assume?). So it would appear that either the bearing failed and caused the shaft to fail or the reverse happened. Either way, the retaining clip on the bad CV axle was also missing, so I'm assuming it also got torn apart and is probably inside the diff. somwhere.

    I want to replace the needle bearing but can't find any anywhere. I've read about the bushing from ECGS (https://eastcoastgearsupply.com/c-1207130-toyota-clamshell-bushings-99-06-tundra.html) but everything I've read seems to say that it's for lifted trucks.

    I'm wondering:
    • Can I use the ECGS part on my not-lifted truck?
    • This is the first differential I've worked on other than for my 65 Rambler - anything else I should watch out for while putting this all back together?
    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. Apr 26, 2021 at 6:13 PM
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    blackoutt

    blackoutt YEAH BUDDY!

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    Absolutely throw it in a stock truck! The wapped out bearing doesn't care whst size tires you can fit. I put the ecgs bushing in my stock 2nd gen and it fixed my front diff grumble.
     
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  3. Apr 26, 2021 at 8:49 PM
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    bmf4069

    bmf4069 Yup, that's car parts in a dishwasher

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  4. Apr 26, 2021 at 10:16 PM
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    empty_lord

    empty_lord They see me rollin'

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    Honestly if you’ve got chunks of needle bearing in the diff it may be worth looking into a different diff... but the ECGS may fix your issues for now. It’s just concerning if there’s damage to the ring or pinion due to the debris
     
  5. Apr 27, 2021 at 3:42 AM
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    KarmaKannon

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    Mine was campbell's extra chunky too. So far I think it's alright. It's still pretty concerning when you have hard metal prices floating in with mating gears and bearings.
    @dannykarnage sounds like you need the ecgs bushing, a couple differential flushes, and a rabbits foot.
     
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  6. May 1, 2021 at 3:55 PM
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    dannykarnage

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    Thanks for the help, guys.

    I ordered the replacement pieces and the tools. I've watched the ECGS help videos for doing the job along with several other ones, but for the life of me I cannot get the puller in place. Using a magnet I can get it past the bearing but can't pull it back up into position and using the threaded rod to hold the puller I can't get it past the end of the bearing.

    Any advice?

    Danny
     
  7. May 1, 2021 at 4:13 PM
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    Professional Hand Model

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    I have a Hand Yoga Video on my Build Page. Give that a 30 minute watch and warm up and you’ll be good to go.
     
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  8. May 1, 2021 at 5:40 PM
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    FirstGenVol

    FirstGenVol The "Mangler"

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    @KarmaKannon didn't you have the same issue and that's ultimately why you modified the removal tool? Whatever you did to it made it easy for me when I used it.
     
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  9. May 2, 2021 at 6:30 AM
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    KarmaKannon

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    I put a slight chamfer on the backside of the tool that goes ok the side that's inserted into the differential. I could not get the tool inserted without this modification.

    IMG_20191214_190547.jpg
     
  10. May 2, 2021 at 10:25 AM
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    I made my own for my 3rd gen Tacoma. It took a lot of shaping to make it work. Plan on having to clearance it a little. I stuffed a rag behind it to help it stay in place.

    76BB98D4-B356-4311-B5BB-2E600DED52B9.jpg
     
  11. May 2, 2021 at 10:27 AM
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    I love this Custom Ingenuity on making things happen. Nice ideas guys.
     
  12. May 2, 2021 at 1:21 PM
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    @FrenchToasty was nice enough to save me the time. I asked him for dimensions so I could make my own and the rest is history. I never did make one.
     

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