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Best center support bearing for 2002 Tacoma

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Amandavei82, Oct 13, 2020.

  1. Oct 13, 2020 at 6:19 PM
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    Amandavei82

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    Hello, I was noticing a noise from my drive shaft and an inspection of the undercarriage showed a slight hang in my center support bearing for 2002 Tacoma. I am able to lift and move the drive shaft. was wondering if anyone had some suggestions on a good quality replacement part and if it's safe to drive at the moment?


    Thank you.
     
  2. Oct 13, 2020 at 6:23 PM
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    Dalandser

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  3. Oct 13, 2020 at 6:24 PM
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    I got a Timken on Amazon which is also good. I think you have to go on their website to get the part #
     
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  4. Oct 13, 2020 at 6:28 PM
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    Thank you guys. I will look into them. I believe the spicer will not fit my vehicle. I am a 2wd Amazon said it wouldn't fit my vehicle. I'll Google the brand.

    Thanks again for the quick replies!
     
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    2wd prerunners (your truck) and 4wd use the same carrier bearing.
     
  6. Oct 13, 2020 at 6:35 PM
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    Don't go off what Amazon says fits/doesn't fit, they're known to be inaccurate
     
  7. Oct 13, 2020 at 6:41 PM
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    Ah okay good to know. When I put in my truck specs on Amazon it stated that one did not fit. I am looking now. How about the safety of the vehicle? Seems like it might just be the rubber gasket (hope that's the terminology).
     
  8. Oct 13, 2020 at 6:41 PM
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  9. Oct 13, 2020 at 6:42 PM
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    @eon_blue thanks another good fact to know.

    @Dalandser Oh thanks I will be doing it myself. That was going to be my next task.
     
  10. Oct 13, 2020 at 6:42 PM
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    Yeah it’ll work until it doesn’t work but you’ll get vibes before it blows out
     
  11. Oct 13, 2020 at 6:47 PM
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    Okay. Good to know. Thank you.
     
  12. Oct 13, 2020 at 6:48 PM
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    Mine was making really bad squealing noises and that’s when I replaced it. There’s supposed to be some play in the rubber bushing. IIRC it’s like 1/2” up or down. The carrier bearing is basically a traditional roller or ball bearing set into a piece of rubber if that helps you visualize it.
     
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  13. Oct 13, 2020 at 6:50 PM
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    What’s the noise? Did you check the ujoints also?
     
  14. Oct 13, 2020 at 6:51 PM
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    He didn’t say anything about a noise in the OP - said there was play in the CB
     
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    If that's the original, it's time no matter mileage to change it.

    That's a lot of old rubber. Nearly 20 yrs.
     
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    @goldentaco03 it's pretty much resting. I tried to add a video but I can't save it in any format then a mp4. And it won't accept that. I only have a clanking when I move out of park. Then it's fine after that.
     
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    Oh, misunderstood
     
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    @JKO1998 I only have a clanking when I move out of park. Then it's fine after that.
     
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    :anonymous: Scary part is I purposefully reread it before quoting you.
     
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