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‘03 Rear Wheel Bearing Question

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by jammer, Jul 3, 2020.

  1. Jul 3, 2020 at 8:05 PM
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    jammer

    jammer [OP] 2003 Toyota PreRunner 3.4L

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    2003 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner 3.4l, DBL cab.
    Approximately 150,000 miles

    In the process of tracking down a rear ABS wheel sensor issue which has lead me to replacing the rear axle seals. I posted the below pics/videos in that thread but hoping it gets more views as a stand alone thread.
    Should there be that much play in the wheel bearing or is that normal??
    No gear oil was inside the drums and about a teaspoon came out when removing the axle.

    https://youtu.be/GNKZSSP6AHQ

    https://youtu.be/XOmcxNqYT5o

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  2. Jul 4, 2020 at 4:11 AM
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    You say seals both axles ?

    Where you having any noise .

    Going by normal bearing fit that is way to loose can you tell just what is worn ?

    Has the bearing been replaced only going by what I see something is wrong almost like the wrong bearing
     
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  3. Jul 4, 2020 at 9:19 AM
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    jammer [OP] 2003 Toyota PreRunner 3.4L

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    No noise before, and the wheel bearings are original oem (I purchased new).
    This whole adventure started with trying to fix an abs light. Noticed gear oil on the sensor so I’m replacing the seal.
    Did this yesterday and that’s when I observed the play.

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/abs-light-on-process-to-correct.671743/
     
  4. Jul 4, 2020 at 9:39 AM
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    Was there any play with the backing plate bolted to the axle tube when attempting to move the axle.

    I can`t think the PreRunner axle housing is different I might be wrong it might be normal surprising no one else has commented yet

    The few bearings I pressed in over the last 20 years have been much tighter in the backing plate
     
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  5. Jul 4, 2020 at 9:56 AM
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    jammer [OP] 2003 Toyota PreRunner 3.4L

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    Not that amount of play when secured to the axle. There was a small amount of in/out play.
    I appreciate your responses. I’m like you...surprised no one has committed.
    At this point since I have it off, I may just go ahead and order the Toyota bearing, snap ring, and seals to replace. I’ll have to take the assembly to Toyota to have them press out the old and put in the new bearing. I hate to go to all these trouble just to have an issue a short time later.
     
  6. Jul 4, 2020 at 10:13 AM
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    You don`t have any friends with a press ??

    Time flies I have not been in that part of the World for longer then I think(30 years) so maybe things changed Between Logging and Farming everyone had presses
     
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  7. Jul 4, 2020 at 10:25 AM
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    jammer [OP] 2003 Toyota PreRunner 3.4L

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    Lol...big changes here in NW Arkansas. I transferred here in ‘06 and there has been massive growth.
    I tell my wife all the time I need a local Toyota buddy.
    Appreciate the responses and you & your family have a great 4th of July!
     
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