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Are You SH!TT!NG ME!!!!????!!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by LBtaco, May 23, 2009.

  1. May 23, 2009 at 2:02 PM
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    LBtaco

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    so I thought about changing my front wheel bearings to fix the 'shimmy' at speeds above 60 , and called up my local toyota. $1300 fuggin dollars is what they quoted me!!!! OMFG!!! seriously?!!! this is a 2WD too!!!

    said they 'recommend' changing the hubs is why it costs so much.
    the bearings are like $100 each

    If I have to I suppose I could just buy the parts and do it myself.
    getting them old ones out will probly suck it tho..

    Mrtoytaco you saved a TON of cash doing the front yourself.!!
     
  2. May 23, 2009 at 2:21 PM
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    Yeah thats why their called the stealership. You would think by buying a Toyota and keeping their company running they would cut you some slack but no, its the total opposite!!!:eek:
     
  3. May 23, 2009 at 3:56 PM
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    Bearings are an easy change, at least in my experience, just don't overtorque them. Come back a week later and re-torque.

    Have no experience with our setups though, thought it was an entire hub assembly.
     
  4. May 23, 2009 at 5:29 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Its more money due to the ABS parts in the hub/bearing assembly, but a simple swap.
     
  6. May 23, 2009 at 9:25 PM
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    anyone do a write up on this? or in the process of a write up lol

    so hubs are like $130 x 2 + $100 bearing x 2 = $460+-
    any other parts I need?
    I probly wont replace the hub...but Toyota 'recommends' it, just have to inspect it when its off I suppose

    then again, I could just ignore it cuz it's not really that bad (yet)

    I have 82k miles, how long are these supposed to last?
    stock size tires and stock rims have been on it for the life of the truck, so I assume all is normal wear.

    thanx for the diagrams too :headbang:
     
  7. May 23, 2009 at 9:39 PM
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    w8n4mud There's a mod for that!

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    You: :lalala:
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  8. May 23, 2009 at 10:02 PM
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    haha thats EXACTLY how it went too. I originally just called to price parts cuz I get theirs for %20 off, but then talked to service and there it was...

    I think I wil just ignore it for now and go wheelin
    :burnrubber::mudding:
     
  9. May 24, 2009 at 8:51 AM
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  10. May 24, 2009 at 8:55 AM
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    do you have a lift? was the "shimmy" due to the lift or was this normal for mileage?
     
  11. May 24, 2009 at 8:56 AM
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    hubs and wheel bearings are easy. and why are you going to the stealership? go to a napa or vato-zone.
     
  12. May 24, 2009 at 11:02 AM
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    On the second gens, pressing the bearings out is a PITA. BUT, getting the Hub/bearing assembly as one unit from the dealer, or another parts place, makes teh install realatively easy. :)
     
  13. May 24, 2009 at 11:24 AM
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    yeah I got a 2"-3" lift, but those vibrations are fixed (pinion angle)
    since I bought the truck at 60k miles there has always been this shimmy at 65mph+ not terribly bad, but I notice it.

    I'll probly just buy the parts and install myself when it starts bugging me more. I don't usually go to a dealer for repairs, but I wanted a good chuckle. I usually buy my parts from toyota now cuz I get a 20% discount, even if it costs a bit more than napa or w/e I have piece of mind that the parts will be correct.
     
  14. May 24, 2009 at 12:03 PM
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    My bearings blew out at 38,000 miles and Toyota warrantied it under the drivetrain warranty. My truck is not stock by any means either. At the time I had the lift, bullbar, winch, etc. They claimed it was due to lack of proper grease. So factory part failure. But they did not replace the whole hub assembly only the bearings. Mine made a horrible noise and you could put your hand on the passenger hub after driving 50 miles(only warm) the driver side hub was another story I lost skin on 2 fingers as a result of that test. So hot I could not believe it.
     
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