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anyone replaced a rear wheel bearing?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SilverStreak05, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. Oct 31, 2010 at 4:06 PM

    SilverStreak05 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2010
    2005 4x4 TRD Off-Road
    DR coilovers, DR rear reservoir shocks, Deaver custom 11 pack leaf springs
    I think one of mine may be bad. Wanna have an idea of what I'm getting in to before I start tearing things apart.
  2. Oct 31, 2010 at 6:30 PM

    BlueT Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2009
    07 Dbl Cab LB with LSD
    I moded 1999 Taco so much it had turned to Land Cruiser
    The only thing I can tell you is that bearing is pressed onto the axle so You need to have very tall bearing press, or you goign have to do this ugly way and bang the bearing out by hitting axle on the floor. There should be writeup on ttora for first gen trucks which is the same setup. Make sure you replace seal while you doing bearing.
  3. Oct 31, 2010 at 10:41 PM

    joes06tacoma Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2010
    First Name:
    Central Coast, CA
    06 4x4 Off Road Access Cab v6 6spd
    LEER Shell with dome lights operated with 3 way switches, aux backup lights with relay and 3 position switch, modified wiring to compass/temp display and clock to include switch that disables dimming function (poor man's DRL solution), Scan Gauge 2
    I've done it a long time ago on my old 1986 Toyota 4x4. I doubt the axle design is much different. Here is what I remember:

    Basically, you pull the tire off that side, remove the brake shoes, cylinder, and hardware. At that point you remove four nuts from the back side of the brake backing plate area and the axle shaft, wheel bearing, and brake backing plate come off in one assembly.

    Once you have the assembly out, there is one c clip and a pressed on bearing retainer around the axle shaft. You will need to buy yourself a cheap hydraulic press, or plan to take the assembly to a shop and have the bearing retainer and bearing pressed off the shaft and the new bearing pressed on. Then reinstall the assembly in your truck and bleed the brakes. These trucks may be difficult to bleed brakes because of the antilock system. You should look into the procedure before you commit to doing it yourself.

    Aside from needing a press, it was very simple to do. Just took me some time. I was 16 and working in the high school shop when I did mine. No problems afterwards. I seem to remember there being an oring around the axle tube, a pressed in lip seal in the axle tube, and finally a seal between the brake backing plate/hub and the axle shaft. Need to have them all on hand when you take it apart.

    Hope this helps

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