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Needle bearing issue?

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by COexplorer, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. May 13, 2022 at 8:28 AM
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    It’s interesting that you mentioned that the dealerships aren’t really doing anything once the vehicle gets booked in. Even when armed with the Differential TSB furnished to the service dept. The tech drove the vehicle from the parking lot to service bay and left it there for a few hours unattended. Around mid-day. Moved it to parking lot. Then exactly 4pm called to say they had finished testing since and couldn't reproducing. I guess they didn't know my vehicle tracker logs every activity instantly.


    Hello – The truck has been sitting in the parking lot for 4hours unattended.

    No offense to anyone. My Observations
     
  2. May 13, 2022 at 9:07 AM
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    Maybe you can get the Factory service tech's email address ? There is a post on an earlier Thread on this Forum that had pics of why the needle bearing fails, and the successful after-market fix. It's just difficult to believe Toyota has never corrected this problem. But maybe this tech would be interested in receiving this information (?)
     
  3. May 13, 2022 at 3:14 PM
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    I did send the service manager the ECGS site and videos - he didn't think that was a good fix (I do) and wanted to let Toyota figure this out. I'll keep you all posted. My first thought was I'll by the ECGS fix and they can put it in. 10K on a 100K warranty!
     
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    Service manager had an opinion on ECGS fix for faulty Toyota design? He is overeducated or underpaid for mechanic coordinator. He wants you back in few years for another needle bearing. Why would he care about better especially non-Toyota product.
     
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  5. May 14, 2022 at 1:08 PM
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    No he's a good guy with a solid tech background. I think his point is "let's get Toyota to get this right." And I'm really interested in what the regional tech found and if the replacement of the axle and another diff fixes this. In the mean time, with the warm weather, it's so much less noticeable I'm ok with the wait.

    I want to find out where the guy who had Toyota put in the ECGS bushing for $100!
     
  6. May 14, 2022 at 2:12 PM
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    We put in the ECGS bushing after 2 service managers at different places said, "I guess I've never heard of this situation." I had a friend who has access to a hoist where he works, this makes the job sooo much easier, the final cost was a case of beer and the cost for the bushing, seal, and tools from ECGS to remove and install. Shop time is about $100 an hour, maybe the mechanic was really good at this, but at any rate the cost of the parts & tools is more than 100, bushing alone $60 I thought.
     
  7. May 15, 2022 at 4:55 AM
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    Thanks for the info (I like beer ;) - if this doesn't fix it, I'll go after them for the ECGS bushing. Thanks!!
     
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  8. May 15, 2022 at 5:41 AM
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    Mine was a different part number when I got the invoice after mine was replaced
     
  9. May 15, 2022 at 12:23 PM
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    Did you have just the needle bearing or the whole diff replaced? What year is your Runner? And, if you could share the part number that would be super helpful!!!
     
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  10. May 15, 2022 at 12:47 PM
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    I am the original poster of this thread lol...all the information is in the beginning. I had the whole front differential replaced, mine I noticed at 100 miles and finally got done @ 900. And it’s a 2022

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