3rd member swap on 07 FJC

Discussion in 'FJ Cruiser' started by puulboy, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. puulboy

    puulboy

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    I looked through tech and I can't find a tech article for the 3rd member swaps, front and rear. Could someone point me in the right direction?
    Thanks
    Don
  2. BMThiker

    BMThiker I aim to misbehave SILVER Star

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    Don't know about the front, but I've pulled the rear one before. Basically you have to pull the axle shafts out to remove it. That entails a lot of other parts being removed first, but you knew that. :) The biggest pain in the azz is the parking brake disassembly and reassembly. Have a manual handy.
  3. 7228

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    i can get you some info i work at a toyota dealer what are you trying to do
  4. puulboy

    puulboy

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    Thanks for the info offer. I completed the swaps last weekend.
    I am draining oil tomorrow after the 500 mile break in. All is well
    thanks
    Don
  5. dILzNAK

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    Right on!! How bad was it?
  6. puulboy

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    I think it started with 3 one tooth. By the time i tore it down it was 3 teeth. I did however put them under my pillow and received 4.56 gears from the diff tooth fairy:D

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  7. BMThiker

    BMThiker I aim to misbehave SILVER Star

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    I'm surprised it took you this long to break 'em Don. I've gone through two rear R&P's and one front one. Going 4.56 when these go:D

    My first one looked like this after hobbling off the trail.:doh:
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  8. 1911

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    I drove home from Moab 1,500+ miles and then some on this ring gear (note that it has broken teeth in three places):

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  9. BMThiker

    BMThiker I aim to misbehave SILVER Star

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    Did you know that it was broken at the time? My trek off the trail was only a few miles, but even at 5-10mph it was like ga-ga-ga-ga-ga-ga-ga-ga-ga-ga-BANG-ga-ga-ga-ga-ga-ga-ga-ga-ga-ga-BANG. Once we got the ring gear out, we drove home in front wheel drive (auto tranny, t-case in 4-hi), which was an interesting experience too.
  10. 1911

    1911 chupacabra SILVER Star

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    Yeah, it was pretty obvious - a distinct rhythmic whine especially in low range. Wheeled it another two days, drove home as said, and around town for a while until it started to clack, then drove it 30 miles to the dealer and back home again, then it was finally time to tear it down. :) I'm guessing that the biggest chunk of missing teeth didn't break off until it started to clack, but it still went at least 60 miles after that.
  11. 7228

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    should have tried to get it warrentyed. say just happened driven on freeway

  12. If I recall the early models had diff issues like this.
  13. BMThiker

    BMThiker I aim to misbehave SILVER Star

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    Yeah, not trying to rehash that story again here. It's well documented elsewhere. I was just surprised that Don had not busted his yet, since he has an early model like me an 1911, and obviously wheels it. :) Mine was covered under warranty both times.

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