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Brand New 4 Runner Needs Front Differential

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by 4Runner 19, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. Apr 22, 2019 at 6:41 PM
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    4Runner_Patrick

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    Mine had miles on it too. The corporate rep wanted to drive it before and after so he "could experience the problem for himself." It took about 8 weeks for mine in 2017 so I guess progress is being made. P.s, have the dealer check the needle bearing every oil change for tightness.
     
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  2. Apr 22, 2019 at 8:31 PM
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    My luck this will happen to my wife’s the day after I install the lift and then they’ll blame the lift and void the warranty.
     
  3. Apr 23, 2019 at 6:32 AM
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  4. Apr 23, 2019 at 7:20 AM
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    Just a reminder it's best to adhere to to the manual and drive in 4x4 10 miles a month to keep everything lubed up there and in working order.
     
  5. Apr 23, 2019 at 11:05 AM
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    So what other stuff is in the manual I haven't bothered to read?
     
  6. Apr 24, 2019 at 6:17 AM
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    j cat

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    spacer lift front 1inch
    so the casting of the front diff caused this problem... needle bearing is also a issue with this type failure but the needle bearing usually takes more miles to act up .. some reported 20K range then needle bearing ..

    if the dealership was gonna keep it for over a day to do the repair I would take the plates off runner ..
     
  7. Apr 24, 2019 at 7:22 AM
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    Except dealers have magnetic mount plates which may or may not scratch the paint when they slap them on to test drive the vehicle. Forty miles does sound excessive but that amount may be necessary to thoroughly check that everything is ok. I'm sure they have to also put it in and out of 4x4 a few times and may have searched out some dirt roads to do so. Dirt roads are sometimes far from dealerships.
     
  8. May 15, 2019 at 1:19 PM
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    damn you got unlucky with that one man. I had a 2019 trd offroad taco for right under 3 months with 2400miles and got rear ended by a ford edge. my insurance totaled it out had about 18k worth of damage but totaled it for structural damage. ended up getting my 5th gen 4runner.
     

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