Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Garage > Technical Chat

Notices

06 PreRunner with bad wheel bearing

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-26-2011, 09:27 PM   #1
tonyg [OP] tonyg is offline
Junior Member
tonyg is on a distinguished road
Joined: Jun 2011, #58895
Location: Southern California
Gender: Male
Posts: 4
tonyg's Tacoma Gallery
06 PreRunner with bad wheel bearing

I am looking at replacing the front left wheel bearing on my 06 Taco. I've read the Toyota FSM and it instructs removing the steering knuckle in order to remove the bearing/hub assembly. I can see why that is necessary for the 4WD but I'm not seeing why for the PreRunner. Has anyone done a wheel bearing replacment on a PreRunner on the truck without removing the steering knuckle? 2nd question, Does anyone have advise on seperating the bearing from the hub without the toyota SST?
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2011, 12:36 AM   #2
DDD DDD is offline
Shine bright like a hymen
DDD is one of the sharper tools in the shedDDD is one of the sharper tools in the shedDDD is one of the sharper tools in the shedDDD is one of the sharper tools in the shedDDD is one of the sharper tools in the shedDDD is one of the sharper tools in the shedDDD is one of the sharper tools in the shedDDD is one of the sharper tools in the shedDDD is one of the sharper tools in the shedDDD is one of the sharper tools in the shedDDD is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
DDD's Avatar
Name: Derek
Joined: Mar 2009, #14416
Location: Santa Clarita, CA
Age: 92
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,339
DDD's Tacoma Gallery
You don't have to remove the entire knuckle, just unbolt the 4 bolts holding the bearing/hub assembly to the knuckle.

To seperate the hub from the bearing you will need a bearing press. I went to a local auto shop and they pressed out the old bearing and pressed the new bearing onto the hub and charged me $35 to do both sides.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2011, 01:12 AM   #3
tonyg [OP] tonyg is offline
Junior Member
tonyg is on a distinguished road
Joined: Jun 2011, #58895
Location: Southern California
Gender: Male
Posts: 4
tonyg's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by db View Post
You don't have to remove the entire knuckle, just unbolt the 4 bolts holding the bearing/hub assembly to the knuckle.

To seperate the hub from the bearing you will need a bearing press. I went to a local auto shop and they pressed out the old bearing and pressed the new bearing onto the hub and charged me $35 to do both sides.
What about the adjusting nut? Does it have to be removed before the hub/bearing assy will seperate from the knuckle? Also did you have to buy the SST to remove the nut or did you rent one?
It's nice hearing from guys who have done this job, thanks
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
06 front left hub bearing bad.. replacemnt PhilipRoth Technical Chat 3 10-01-2012 01:18 PM
Possible bad wheel bearing??? 650H1 2nd Gen. Tacomas 16 11-14-2011 06:24 PM
bad wheel bearing jdmdcfan 2nd Gen. Tacomas 3 09-16-2011 10:44 PM
bad front wheel bearing 07taco09 2nd Gen. Tacomas 3 12-30-2010 04:59 AM
Bad wheel bearing anybody? grantfire319 Technical Chat 0 08-06-2009 05:30 PM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.