Reinstalled the throttle body. Everything seems to work fine. Spent two hours cutting and hammering my bumper off. Broke two saws all blades. The frame horns were bent up and towards the drivers side. Had to cut them and hammer them back close to straight and weld them back up. Fixed some broken welds in the bumper. It looks better, but it still is pointed slightly at the sky.
pulled the transfer case to replace the front output bearing and seal. What a PITA for a seal. Had to make a longer gear puller to disassemble the output shaft. Got it all apart now. Hope to get it back together this week.
Girlftiend’s 4runner had a sudden vibration that was pretty violent at highway speeds. After a quick spin on the interstate, noticed two things: 1. Pulled right under moderate braking (enough to switch lanes) and 2. The vibration was heat sensitive.
Got underneath and noticed the CV is a bit wiggly but didn’t think that was the source of my issues (see #2). The vibration felt a lot like her warped rotors do under breaking (see #2) so replaced caliper first. Replaced caliper this morning on driver’s side and she noted the vibration gone.
CV should be done but it can wait until after day.
My first thread for foo was a thread called “rust as a lubricant”. When I tore apart Foos front axle, after the bearing exploding, didn’t find a speck of grease in it. Front axle - Rust as a lubricant??