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paulmars 07-16-2009 04:49 PM

wheel bearings
 
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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Toy4Life 07-16-2009 05:03 PM

Probably not, but it is factory recommended for a reason. My 02 V6 4x4 had sealed wheel bearings that couldn't be repacked.

paulmars 07-16-2009 05:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Toy4Life (Post 770613)
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.

Toy4Life 07-16-2009 05:14 PM

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Originally Posted by paulmars (Post 770629)
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.

paulmars 07-16-2009 05:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Toy4Life (Post 770655)
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.

paulmars 07-17-2009 10:43 AM

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Originally Posted by paulmars (Post 770784)
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?

NAAC3TACO 07-17-2009 11:06 AM

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.:)

paulmars 07-17-2009 11:35 AM

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Originally Posted by NAAC3TACO (Post 772537)
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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