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Bolt on Wheel Bearing replacement?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ffemt2987, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. Jan 25, 2012 at 5:27 PM
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    I have searched and have not been able to find anything on this. I am starting to get signs of bad wheel bearings and am trying to find the easiest DIY fix. I checked out parts for pricing etc at Advance Auto and they sell a replacement bearing / hub that the guy said is a bolt on that won't require pressing. They run $105 with a 3 year warranty. Has anyone used these? If so, what other parts or tools are required? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Jan 25, 2012 at 5:29 PM
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    I always thought replacements required a bearing press.
     
  3. Jan 25, 2012 at 5:35 PM
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  4. Jan 25, 2012 at 6:03 PM
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    yes it is bolt on
     
  6. Jan 25, 2012 at 6:08 PM
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    Thanks! Now the question of why nobody ever goes that route since the price isn't any more than the toyota part?
     
  7. Jan 25, 2012 at 6:11 PM
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    because getting a replacement press in bearing from toyota will far out last an autozone shit bearing.

    If you have lift and low offset on the rims with oversize tires you put a lot of stress on the wheelbearing. the autozone ones will only last 6 months
     
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    I had my 05 Tacoma front left bearing replaced @ 170,000 miles. Found the bearing on an ebay store, Detroit axle for around $40. Had a local shop press the bearing & replace it for $130. I tried to do it myself, but was unable to break loose the hub nut. And I do not have an impact wrench, so I had to pay a shop to do it.
     
  9. Jan 25, 2012 at 6:13 PM
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    gotcha. I guess if they stand behind the 3 year warranty then it would be a matter of labor. I'll take it into consideration. Thanks again
     
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    ive dealt with that in the past and it gets annoying to change a wheel bearing every oil change lol!
     
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    First if you want an accurate answer post the part number you are questioning.

    The hub is bolt on.....

    It just needs a bearing pressed into it before bolting it.

    I just did a search and Advanced has no offerings of wheel bearings and a hub for $105 nor have I ever heard of it being offered already pressed together. It's possible but not probable that 7 years after production someone says "lets make one".

    The only thing even close is the hub for $101 and that's a rip off
    http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/we...ssembly-Moog_18440257-P_184_R|GRPWHELAMS_____

    Rock auto has them for $79 (same hub)
     
  12. Jan 25, 2012 at 6:19 PM
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    http://www.autozone.com/autozone/pa...jxbaxZ6o3qx?itemIdentifier=209988_3214_0_2805

    wheel bearing module
     
  13. Jan 25, 2012 at 6:31 PM
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    So your telling me it's a bearing and hub pressed together for $65 (price I found online)?

    Ill jump for joy if it's right........

    .........but it seems to good to be true + I have yet to see this posted in any other forum.

    I'm 99.9% sure this is just the bearing.

    I complied a ton of info on this whole subject just a couple months ago ---->> http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2n...eplacement-part-s-general-bs.html#post3278586
     
  14. Jan 25, 2012 at 6:31 PM
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    the link posted for the MOOG ones are better but Toyota is great stuff

    In my opinion, stock is always better when dealing with drive train parts like wheel bearing and cv axles
     
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    see this pic

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    does it look familiar?

    this is the bearing sitting on my desk with NO hub

    this is the bearing and hub pressed together

    [​IMG]

    no go look at the link from Autozone......

    its just a overpriced bearing you can get anywhere for $30 cheaper

    like I said you need a press
     
  17. Jan 25, 2012 at 6:37 PM
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    man scoring hub for $ 65 would be golden. I would cut that bearing off with chainsaw if somebody sold me brand new wheel hub for $65 :eek:
     
  18. Jan 25, 2012 at 6:38 PM
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    ahhhh.........thank you...please help me show these two the light :D
     
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    thats right

    even the toyota one is only $130

    http://www.villagetoyotaparts.com/s...y_TrimLevel=0&ukey_modelRange=0&searchString=

    EDIT: nevermind your right the hub needs to be pressed out and in. but the bearing doesnt have to be pressed into the retainer
     
  20. Jan 25, 2012 at 6:39 PM
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    I wish Toyota ones lasted longer... 70,000 miles isn't too good for being the best option.
     
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