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2022 TRD Offroad W/T-SB-0026-15 issue

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by bbmedic, Jan 11, 2022.

  1. Jan 11, 2022 at 6:19 AM
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    bbmedic

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    Hey everyone, I know this is not a new issue but I wanted to share what's going on with my 2022 TRD Offroad 7,000 miles. Here we go... So I lifted my 4Runner last week (as I have with all of my other Gen-5 4Runners, about 5 of them) with Bilstein 5100's, OME springs & Light racing UCA's. After driving it about 200 miles I started getting the noise described in the TSB listed above. You all know where this is going Right? Yep Gulf States Toyota says it's because of the lift. Here is where It stands today, I am meeting with the factory service rep from GST sometime this week to debate the issue. By the way, the needle bearing and seal are the same part number as it has always been since 2004. I will make updates to this post so that everyone knows what I did and what GST did. Let's see what happens!!! I attached the TSB to this post for your reading pleasure.

    UPDATE: Thank you for the responses everyone. The lift is about 3" in the front and 1" in the rear.
    Here is where we are now!! So when they pulled the axel out it had some scaring on it. Everyone agrees it had nothing to do with the lift or the bearing failure (except causing the bearing to fail). Best guess is, it happened during manufacturing sice the axels have never been out of the truck. So Toyota has agreed to replace the axel, bearing and seal. Yes they are finally doing the right thing.

    As soon as I get it back I will post some photos.
     

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  2. Jan 11, 2022 at 8:25 AM
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    I got the same issue right now but im out of warranty. They'll most likely replace your front differential as well. I'm about to replace mine with the ECGS Bushing and Seal. I've heard here, more so on TW, that this'll fix the issues. On the other hand, i've seen issues with a diff drop causing a similar issue however, it is much worse since it angles your diff causing the oil to lean to one side. this'll lead to worse grinding noises and damage. Just look out for that as well.
     
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  3. Jan 11, 2022 at 9:24 AM
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    Great information. Thnak you..
     
  4. Jan 11, 2022 at 10:46 AM
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    So, how lifted is the lift? Just curious...
     
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  5. Jan 11, 2022 at 11:01 AM
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    Toyota (or any mechanic for that matter) will always find something you did aftermarket to try to avoid repairing it. For this reason, I don't plan on lifting mine (actually the wife). Pls do keep us updated on what your debate entails and the end results. This will help everyone out if they do have issues such as yours. Hope it goes well for you.
     
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  6. Jan 11, 2022 at 11:48 AM
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    These threads come up regularly, I think I commented on another one just a few days ago.

    Nothing changed since 2004, never expect it to be fixed either. Sure, the dealer can claim it's cause of your lift but really it's a design flaw.

    However, ECGS bushing has fixed EVERY SINGLE person we've done it for, and that's about 11 or 12 friends vehicles we've done them on.

    Nowadays I order with ECGS bushing with the lift and don't even wait for trouble to replace.

    Bonus comments: We never did diff drops. Still seems to be random if you get the needle bearing issues. Even stock height ones suffer from it.
     
  7. Jan 11, 2022 at 12:41 PM
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    I hear that as well. ECGS will be the way to go. When or if my 4th gen ever goes bad, I'll repair it then. But the 5th gen will stay stock.
     
  8. Jan 11, 2022 at 1:59 PM
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    Find another dealer that will help.
     
  9. Jan 11, 2022 at 2:10 PM
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    Hey Matt, the dealer has been really good. This was 100% Toyota. The dealer has been doing all they could to help me out including giving me a new 4Runner to drive. A big shout out to Family Toyota in Burleson, Texas. They relly have been great!!
     
  10. Jan 13, 2022 at 8:30 AM
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    Thank you so much for the information.
     
  11. Jan 13, 2022 at 8:42 AM
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    I've read that some dealers have replaced the entire diff but that's great to hear that they're going to repair it.
     
  12. Jan 13, 2022 at 6:24 PM
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    Ecgs bushing is the way to go, did this on my Tacoma when i lifted it. The dealer can replace your diff but chances are the issue will return.
     

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