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Old 12-21-2017, 12:40 AM
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I am the original owner of a 2001 4Runner with more than 396,000 miles. I've performed all of the maintenance over the years, including timing belt jobs and wheel bearing changes.

Over the last year or so I've noticed more 'gear play' in the rear diff when transitioning between on & off throttle. All of my u-joints are original and get greased every few oil changes - they are fine. At this point I suspect normal wear in the diff (bearings, pinion preload, etc.).

I am looking for a top notch shop (or individual) that can properly rebuild the diff to factory specs. Doing an easy swap with a used diff is appealing, but I'm not keen on installing a diff with unknown miles/use.

If someone can point me in the right direction, I would remove the diff & deliver it.








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Hi A..give ironpigoffroad in VA a call. http://www.ironpigoffroad.com/
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Hi A..give ironpigoffroad in VA a call. http://www.ironpigoffroad.com/

Thank you. Just sent an email.




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yw..they do it all and the owner is a pretty cool dude - impressive shop doing amazing work..and they have fun too..lol

https://www.facebook.com/pg/Iron-Pig...50506654993435

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Just to close the loop on this, I ended up shipping my third member to Ken Francisco in AZ. Ken goes by 'ZUK' on the forums and was a pleasure to deal with. Answered my laundry list of questions and sent pics of the process. I received it back a few days ago and intend to tear the rear end apart in the next week or so.




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