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Bad axle seal, ABS sensor, and wheel bearing????

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Stillfly199, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. Apr 2, 2010 at 8:42 PM
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    For starters, replaced both front axle half shafts 1-2months ago. Had a leak where the axle goes into the diff, took it to a axle shop and they fixed the seals. I have 50k on the truck. ABS light came on 1 week ago.

    So when the ABS light came on, and I needed an oil change, I decided to just take it to the dealer. They quote me with $159 to find the problem. Ok, a little high, but lets just see what they say. Get a call a couple hours later saying that it is the axle seal went bad and they will get it changed and will be good to go in a little bit, tell me it will be $330. Ok, not bad, dont have to do it myself, so whatever. Dont hear anything for a couple hours so I call back and ask whats up. They say that the sensor was bad so they need to order a new sensor, $230ish part. It will be ready fri (today) at 10. So the total now is $603. Ok, whatever, I just want my truck. So today I call at 9:40am and ask if my truck will be ready at 10am like they said. They tell me no, the sensor wont read something on the axle and they are trying to figure it out. They will call me when they have anymore info. Ok, well now I'm kinda getting a little curious. So I stop by there around 1145 to see if they have anymore info. They say that a foreign object broke the sensor and destroyed the seal. They also want to know if I can bring by the stock axles so they can compare them to the after market ones. So I bring the stock ones by a little later. Get a call about 530 tonight and they inform me that the wheel bearing is cracked and they dont know if that is what is causing the ABS issue, but it NEEDS to be replaced. Ok, so now he is questioning me about what I have done to my truck to crack the wheel bearing. He is stating that they are extremely strong and would take a lot of pressure to break them. I have not been rough on my truck by any means, I havent done any crazy off roading, no jumping or anything and I dont know what I could have done to break it. Anyways he says they wont be able to do anything until Monday because the tech people are gone and they cant get anymore info.

    So now I am kinda pissed off, dont know at who or exactly what, but really bummed because I hate unexpected expenses. So has anyone ever had anything like this happen? How much should I expect to have the wheel bearing replaced? Is it something you need a special tool for or anything? I have to problem doin it myself if I can do it myself, is it possible?
     
  2. Apr 2, 2010 at 8:47 PM
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    rmb_crew

    rmb_crew My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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    Wow...... Thats a lot of stuff that went bad all of a sudden.
     
  3. Apr 2, 2010 at 8:48 PM
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    Thats what I am saying. ITs kinda hard for me to believe. And of course I am out of waranty. :mad:
     
  4. Apr 2, 2010 at 8:50 PM
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    rmb_crew My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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    yeah being out of warranty is kinda like a kick in the nuts at this point.
     
  5. Apr 2, 2010 at 8:54 PM
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    i would wanna see the wheel bearing... thats some hard shyt to break/crack.
     
  6. Apr 2, 2010 at 8:57 PM
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    jacob_wood Screw your MPG's

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    I would probably talk to the first shop and see if they have any information that might be able to help you out at all.
     
  7. Apr 2, 2010 at 9:01 PM
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    fireturk41 I like to break shit!

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    idk ive had my axle seal blow, causing my bearing to burn up, leaking into the brakes causing them to burn....shitty trip never the less cost 1k 300 miles from home
     
  8. Apr 2, 2010 at 9:02 PM
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    I am deffinatley gonna ask to see the bearing. I just cant believe all this shit went bad at once. I do need to call the first shop. They showed me the sensor and it looked obviously wore down. But now since I am starting to get so many problems at once I am debating putting the truck back to stock and trading it in. Its kinda gettin to me right now.
     
  9. Apr 2, 2010 at 9:02 PM
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    Holy shit. Sounds like what I have except it was still drivable.
     
  10. Apr 2, 2010 at 9:05 PM
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    fireturk41 I like to break shit!

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    yeah it sucked, i looked at it all, the seal blew, literally, the bearing i got in multiple peices and it was charred the brakes were greasy nasty and charred and i belched diff fluid from my axle like no other...and smoke tehehehe
     
  11. Apr 2, 2010 at 9:08 PM
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    Man that is shitty. I figured I would drop 1k on my sensor, and when I heard it was only 600 I was happy, now I figure its gonna be more.
     
  12. Apr 2, 2010 at 9:10 PM
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    sensor, you can buy the part and do yourself, it isnt hard, but since toyota has shitty axle seals and IIRC you need a press for the bearing id let toyota handle them
     
  13. Apr 2, 2010 at 9:11 PM
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    Well they already did the sensor. Do you remember how much the bearing was?
     
  14. Apr 2, 2010 at 9:13 PM
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    If you take it back to stock I'll trade wheels and tires :) and maybe that bumper hah.
     
  15. Apr 2, 2010 at 9:13 PM
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    idk but id guess in the maybe 200 labor and 100 for part? thats just a guess though
     
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    If I do go back to stock I am keeping my rims :D but if I dont get another 2nd Gen Taco then I will give you first dibs on the bumper :cool:

    :frusty::frusty::frusty:
     
  17. Apr 2, 2010 at 9:16 PM
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    fireturk41 I like to break shit!

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    i take it back, i dont think you need a press for the bearing, i think that was the seal, but im not even sure of that....if you can browse an auto parts store for a haynes manual or something see to see if you are competant of doing it
     
  18. Apr 2, 2010 at 11:35 PM
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    May I just say something different. I think dealer is taking you to cleaners. My bet is that axle shop forgot or put wrongly C clip holding CV that will cause CV to move much more and cause ABS sensor to create faults + it will also chew the seal. If bearing was cracked you would have known (sound and feeling)
     
  19. Apr 3, 2010 at 9:08 AM
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    fireturk41 I like to break shit!

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    when my bearing broke into bits it really didnt make a noise for long it sounded like i ran over a bottle then went away
     
  20. Apr 3, 2010 at 1:18 PM
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    Oh hey, I would like to add cracked hub to the list too. Found that out today when I stopped by there to see what was up. I want to know what the hell I did to crack the hub and wheel bearing.
     
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