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2005 Tacoma front wheel bearing parts?????

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by NJ.TACOMAN, May 13, 2013.

  1. May 13, 2013 at 7:09 AM
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    NJ.TACOMAN

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    I have a 2005 double cab trd sport, 110k miles, with some whining in the front for the last 5k miles. No side to side play in the wheels but spin rough while jacked up. I figure it's the wheel bearings after reading all the forums and finding that to be a common problem. I will replace them with either Timken or Koyo bearings but also was going to replace at least one wheel hub which will give me a spare setup down the road if needed. Here's my question. I have found multiple part numbers for the wheel hub based on the powertrain/chasis designation. From my VIN, mine is GRN250L-PRADKA. This gives me part # 43502‑04120 for the front wheel hub. There is an outfit that sells a complete assembled unit; new hub, bearing assembly, seal and bolts for $239 (cheap bearings) or $279 (Koyo bearings)- http://bluepitbearings.com/2003-2012-Toyota-4Runner-Complete-Front-Hub-Wheel-Bearing.html . They both use a Dorman wheel hub, part# 930-403. The blue pit guy swears this will fit my truck but Dorman's website said the 930-403 is not a replacement for my 43502-04120 wheel hub and will fit 43502 60180 & 43502 60201 . Does anyone know if the 930-403 will fit my 43502-04120? Anyone know the differences in the different wheel hub part numbers Toyota uses for 2005-2012 Tacomas which Bluepit says is the same? There is a big price differenc, the Dorman hub is $60, and cheapest I found my 43502-04120 is $160. Thanks in advance everyone.
     
  2. May 13, 2013 at 8:22 AM
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    I don't think they sell a hub already assembled with the bearing in place other than the dealer and that will be too expensive. I just went through this problem last year. I don't think you need to replace the hub. Order you a bearing from ebay, repack with High temperature grease, Remove the old hub/bearing assembly, take to a machine shop and have them remove the old bearing and install the new bearing with a hydrolic press , then they torque the adjustment nut to around 200 footpounds I believe, install back in the truck, you done man.........also you need to replace the outer seal and not the inner. Read the thread I started titled front bearing adjustment nut. good luck
     
  3. May 13, 2013 at 11:02 AM
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    Hi- Thanks for the reply. If you go to the link i included in my post, you will see the one guy who is selling pre-assembled units. My question was about the Dorman wheel hub he is using and whether it will actually fit my truck. I want to have a new complete unit and just swap it out so I can do the job in one shot and not have to leave the truck up on blocks and then press the new bearing into the wheel hub. Then I will reuse the old one and put a new bearing in for the other side and do the quick swap again. My only question is about the wheel hub interchangability.


     
  4. May 13, 2013 at 1:33 PM
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    Hard to tell but you need to do more search and compare those part numbers. Is your trucka 4x4? cause the hub is different than mine since I have a prerunner 4x2. Try this place which is a really good web site that has diagrams and OEM toyota part numbers. www.TOYOMOTORPARTS.COM i use them a lot since it really helps out when you're looking at a picture and a part # to compare with. I don't think they sell the complete bearing/hub assembly but will have the hub for sure.
     
  5. May 15, 2013 at 12:26 PM
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    So, upon further research I found out that all the 2nd Gen use the same wheel bearing assemblies, cv axles, rotors, calipers, dust shield, seals, bolts. All the parts are the same EXCEPT for the wheel hub. Sounds like there should be no difference in that too. Any opinions?????


     
  6. May 15, 2013 at 1:37 PM
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    when I did mine a year ago I could never find the complete assembly already made anywhere's, called dealer, called all the local parts stores, called all the internet sites I know that carry geniune toyota parts and couldn't find the bearing/hub complete assembly for my Truck. so I just bought the individual parts and had a local machine shop press them in for me, saved a bundle. If you found a complete assembly that fits your truck and don't mind paying that kind of money than go for it man. I for one like to do my own work and learn a thing or two in the process. You never told me if you have a 4x4. You trying to put a 4runner hub in a Tacoma?
     
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    I have a 2005 double cab trd sport 4x4. The Dorman hub is used on other 2nd gen Tacoma's, but not cross referenced to my 2005. That is what my question is. All the other parts are the same, wheel bearing, cv axle, seals, bolts, rotors, calipers. I plan on doing it myself too and want to replace one hub so i can do an immediate swap without running to the machine shop in the middle. If I buy the hub, bearing, seal and bolts it will cost me $120 + machine shop fee to press as opposed to the $289 that Bluepit Bearing is charging for the assembled unit.




     
  8. May 15, 2013 at 4:18 PM
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    All of the 4x4 assemblies are the same. They do sell the complete hub assembly now.
     
  9. May 15, 2013 at 6:38 PM
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    That's my thinking, just wondering why they list a different part number for the 2005 wheel hub and later years and also charge about $80-$100 more from the dealer. And the Dorman aftermarket lists their hub for later years as not fitting my 2005.



     
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    If your's is a 4x4 then you don't have the adjustment nut in the back like my prerunner. You still need to have the bearing pressed into the hub though. your's has the cv axle spline going through the hub and held by the big axle nut. There is a pretty good thread around here with pictures and all on how to do that job on the 4x4, just do a search. good luck to ya man.
     
  11. May 23, 2013 at 8:24 PM
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    Did my bearings today. Pretty straightforward especially following the helpful videos on the forums. Popped the wheel off, removed the caliper (supported by a coat hanger), popped off the dust cup with a chisel, removed rotor ( used a bolt in a threaded hole and loosened up after 2 turns), removed cotter pin, castle nut(?) then the big hub nut (35mm), unscrewed the four hub bearing bolts and with a few whacks of the rubber mallet, the whole assembly loosened up and came off. I examined the inner seal and it looked totally intact so I decided not to change it. The o-ring was a little dried out, so I pulled that off. I had the new assembly all ready. SKF hub bearing (which used a Koyo bearing), a new Toyota outer seal, o-ring, 4 new bolts and the Dorman hub. Put everything back on in reverse order. Easy as pie. It went so smooth and I was already dirty, so I decided to do the other side right away. I brought the old hub from the side I just changed to a mechanic I know to press out the old and press on the new bearing. He actually used a gear/bearing puller to remove the old one. It came off pretty easy, except it left one of the outer races stuck on the wheel hub. He cut it off in a minute with a grinder, cleaned it up, then pressed on the new wheel bearing, new outer seal, used the old hub bolts. (Whole thing with traveling took an hour.) Swapped out the other side same as the first one I did. Again the inner seal looked good, so didn't change it. All told, took under 4 hours including the time to get the old hub pressed.

    It's a pretty easy job for someone with even moderate skills. Total cost for job was as follows:
    SKF bearings, part# 43570-60010 $80 each online
    Dorman 930-403 wheel hub $60 Amazon
    2 Seals, 2 O-rings, 4 bolts $40 at dealer
    Mechanic fee to remove and press new bearings $30
    Total= $270 plus 4 hours my own labor. Well worth it. The dealer wanted Almost $1000 to do it. Happy I did it myself and my Taco is running nice and quiet again !!!!!
     
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  12. May 28, 2013 at 8:35 AM
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    Good to hear you finished the job and saved a bundle of$$ This Tacoma world is Wonderful for diy folks like us. I do all my repairs and i've yet to take my Tacome to the dealer for repairs, only for recalls and such.......
     
  13. Jul 25, 2013 at 6:50 PM
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    I have these complete assembly's with Koyo bearing, dorman hub flange, Toyota bolts, Toyota o-ring & national seal for $179 each. that's $100 less than blue pit bearings charges! and I include the o -ring.

    I have sold two sets to two members so far. I will put an ad up in the classified section with pictures.
     
  14. Dec 4, 2014 at 5:17 AM
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    I got the Blue Pit Bearing kit and it worked great!

    Initially I bought the bearing assy from local part store, shop couldn't remove the my Hub, so I bought the hub, Shop couldn't press bearing assy and hub, so I returned those parts and bought the Kit from Blue pit and installed in less than 1 hour.
     
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