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Old 07-16-2009, 04:49 PM   #1
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Factory recommended repacking heavy or light duty use is every 24 months or 30k miles, which ever comes first. Am I shortening the life of my bearings by ignoring this? 2003 2.0L 5sp 41k miles. Florida, no off road.

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Probably not, but it is factory recommended for a reason. My 02 V6 4x4 had sealed wheel bearings that couldn't be repacked.
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Probably not, but it is factory recommended for a reason. My 02 V6 4x4 had sealed wheel bearings that couldn't be repacked.
What's your factory recommended replacement frequency? Tks.
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What's your factory recommended replacement frequency? Tks.
They don't need replaced until they're showing signs of damage. I sold that truck. With almost 130k miles on the odometer, I think the wheel bearings were the originals.
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They don't need replaced until they're showing signs of damage. I sold that truck. With almost 130k miles on the odometer, I think the wheel bearings were the originals.
I wish mine were as simple.
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I wish mine were as simple.
I would like to hear from other tacoma owners regarding this maintenance frequency. Does anyone actually do this every 30k miles? Has anyone not and been sorry?
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I didn't know you could pack wheel bearings on a Tacoma. There is nothing in the owner's manual about it. I thought they were sealed bearings? I could be wrong. It's been known to happen.
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I didn't know you could pack wheel bearings on a Tacoma. There is nothing in the owner's manual about it. I thought they were sealed bearings? I could be wrong. It's been known to happen.
Could be, The maintenance book says to lubricate them every 30k or 24 months. I asked at the service dept and I was told that lubricate means clean and repack. But it would not be the first time a service dept gave me wrong info. I've looked and I see no lub points. Hmmmmm
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