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Hey guys,

I recently had some rumbling and clicking sounds coming from both the front and rear differentials, and the shop I normally take it to said I was better off having a toyota dealer fix these parts. I took it in to the local toyota dealer, for the first time in years, and they told me both my front and rear differentials were shot.

They went ahead and replaced the rear differential, which ended up costing nearly $2500. Hoping that this would get rid of the rumbling and clicking noise, I told them to wait on the front diff. Driving home I still have the same problem of rumbling (that I can hear and feel), which is all coming from the front now.

My question is does anyone know what I'd be looking at to have the dealer fix/install a new front differential (they wouldn't give me any prices until they took it apart). Also, is there any way of buying the parts myself, and having the shop I usually go to install them? Any suggestions and comments are appreciated, I just don't want to feel like the dealer just screwed me out of 2500 again with no fix to the problem.

BTW I have a 2006 DC tundra trd off road, with about 61000 miles on it. I hate to be spending this kind of money on a truck that I thought would last forever without any major costs (like all my other toyotas).
 

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$2500!!! Yikes. You could've purchased a beefier rear axle for that price.

For this fix I don't recommend the dealer. Unless it's a hard to find part and this is not one of them. Get a front diff from a donor vehicle (tundra or taco) for around $200 and replace it yourself.

Check this site, socaltundras.com and ttora.com. Seriously, don't get ripped off again.
 

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Here are a few threads with my experience. I ended up replacing mine with parts provided by two very kind and generous members here - listed in my signature.

http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/1gen-tundra/173572-here-we-go-again/

http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/1gen-tundra/163883-rear-end-popping-noise/

http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/1gen-tundra/164538-yeah-i-am-so-pleased-i/

I have a front differential that is in good condition. I replaced both front and rear, switching from 4:10's to 3:91's, because the rear was ruined. If you need the front differential it is yours for the shipping. PM me if you need it and we will make arrangements to get it out to you.
 
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