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bent axle or what?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by antf42080, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. Sep 1, 2011 at 12:49 PM
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    antf42080

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    hi, the rear passenger side wheel moves alot when driving. i put her on jack stands and tried different rims and it stll wiggles alot. could it be the bearing or is it the axle. how do i go about bemoving the axle, is it just the four bolts in the back, disconnect brake line and ebrake. and once the axles out how do i tell if it is bent? thanks, this is my first tacoma, its a 95 extra cab, 2.7 4wd. i rebuilt the entire front end only to find out when i was done that there is a problem in the rear. go figure... any help is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Sep 1, 2011 at 12:51 PM
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    Ya. Remove the 4 bolts and the brake line and pull it completly out. Youll be able to tell if it's bent.
    And check for chatter where it connects with the diff.
     
  3. Sep 1, 2011 at 3:24 PM
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    alright thanks, i'm letting the nuts soak in some liquid wrench first, so it will come off with the whole drum brake assembely, or does that come off first..
     
  4. Sep 1, 2011 at 6:57 PM
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    i got the axle off but i cannot tell if is bent or not. So i guess I'll bring it to a shop and see if they can tell
     
  5. Sep 1, 2011 at 7:55 PM
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    I would be willing to bet it's a wheel bearing is gone, they can make horrible noises and make the wheel dance around if its worn out enough. Just press the old one off and press a new one on and you should be good but replace the inner and outer seals along with that wheel bearing then you will have no issues. Good Luck
     
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