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Anyone replace their carrier bearing ?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by TRDHead, May 15, 2008.

  1. May 15, 2008 at 9:16 AM
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    TRDHead

    TRDHead [OP] Active Member

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    I just called Toyota and they want $165 for the part and $540 for Labor!

    Are there any instructions or links to replace this on my own? I can do about anything but never done one of these before. How complicated is it actually?

    thanks,

    Bill
    1998 Tacoma Ex. Cab 4 x 4
     
  2. May 15, 2008 at 3:51 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Best thing to do is just remove your drive shaft. Take the new carrier bering and drive shaft to a drive shaft/ transmission shop and have them take off the old and put on the new. Should only be about $40.00 :)
     
  3. May 15, 2008 at 7:31 PM
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    Well I found out after $42.50 from Toyota today that the carrier bearing is ok and the ring/pinion is shot. The backlash is way out and the driveshaft turns about 1/4 turn before turning the axle. So now I am on the hunt for a pumpkin. Axle code is a BO3A 4.10 ratio with diff locker

    Where can you find pumpkins???


    Bill
     
  4. May 15, 2008 at 7:33 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    You might not need a new pumkin. Check out a good drivetrain shop. You may just need some new gears, or shims. :)
     
  5. May 15, 2008 at 8:12 PM
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    TRDHead

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    I thought about that but finding a GOOD drivetrain shop around here is like finding a needle in a haystack. They are all gone with the old' timers. I have called over 15 places today and no one will touch a TRD rear end.


    Bill
     
  6. May 15, 2008 at 8:13 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Do you have a 4wheel parts in your neck of the woods? Any off road shop should be able to fix you up.
     
  7. May 16, 2008 at 5:07 AM
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    TRDHead

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    Yes, but they will only work on Jeep,Chevy, ford rear ends. NO toyotas for some reason.
     
  8. May 16, 2008 at 3:54 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Thats really strange. The Toyota rears are far easier to work on than the others. I would keep searching, thee HAS to be somebody that can help you out. What about any members in your area?
     
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