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carrier bearing help

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 06yoter, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. Oct 20, 2010 at 8:48 AM
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    06yoter

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    so my whole truck shakes and i dont have a ghetto stereo system. ive already replaced the u- joints about 3 months ago with the non-greaseable type from advanced auto parts, and now im almost positive its the carrier bearing now cause i can move the driveshaft up and down. so now the only question is, where do i buy it, and how do i put it on?? Thanks for yalls responses
     
  2. Oct 20, 2010 at 8:51 AM
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    tacobox

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    Any suspension mods?
     
  3. Oct 20, 2010 at 8:54 AM
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    I can move my driveshaft up and down at the carrier bearing as well, and I don't have a vibration.

    How stiff should the rubber be around the bearing on a light truck?? I know on the Freightliners at work, as soon as you can move the driveshaft around or you see the rubber starting to break up, it is time for replacement.
     
  4. Oct 20, 2010 at 9:19 AM
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    no, just performance. i dont know if its that, but its got to be in the driveline, but man i just replaced the u joints. Has anyone replaced a carrier bearing yet?
     
  5. Oct 20, 2010 at 1:21 PM
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    It sounds like axle wrap. One of the down falls from most trucks still using 100 year old technology. A new DSCB more than likely, won't fix your problem. Some members have used a set of $30 helper leafs with good results. Check the link.
    How many miles on your truck BTW?
    http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/showthread.php?t=198266
     
  6. Oct 20, 2010 at 1:25 PM
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    Dude the last i knew it had to be put on by a Mechanic! You need some kind of press machine to get the old one off and the new one on! the part runs around $200 bucks and it cost me like another $150 to install. Not a cheap job at all!:eek:
     
  7. Oct 20, 2010 at 1:34 PM
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    So you have no lift and you've never messed with the rear springs?
     
  8. Oct 20, 2010 at 1:57 PM
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    I dont think you can get just the bearing though. I just had to replace the carrier bearing in the front diff (drivers side) and they did not give me the option of buying the bearing by itself. they are pressed in and dont look like something that can even be changed. I am not too sure about the axle wrap but that sounds like it could be an issue. I have some I know when I take off to hard and turn a bit the rear leafs start bouncing a bit. I am curious what is causing this issue for you. JOE>
     
  9. Oct 20, 2010 at 2:37 PM
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    well it has 111,000 miles. the only thing i have done to the springs is recently pressure wash them with the tires off and spray some spray lube in them to try to fix that horrible squeak.
     
  10. Oct 25, 2010 at 6:59 PM
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    I have only 22K on my '09Tacoma and I am now on my 3rd carrier bearing, but this time I did some research and found a highly recommended drive line shop and a custom frame shop to build me a solution. The solution is a custom built heavy-duty drive shaft with a Ford SuperDuty Carrier bearing along with a custom built heavy-duty cross member. While having the custom drive shaft and carrier bearing built and installed we discovered that the factory cross member was a flimsy P.O.S., so I had a custom cross member built and installed. Both my frame guy and my drive line guy believe that the factory cross member is a weak spot in the Tacoma design and that it's lack of rigidity may be part of the reason the carrier bearing was continually wearing out so quickly.
     
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