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DIY- Front Wheel Bearings

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by ST3VE, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. Sep 6, 2011 at 6:03 PM
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  2. Sep 6, 2011 at 6:45 PM
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    its funny that youre running spacers. did your bearings go early? nice vid
     
  3. Sep 6, 2011 at 6:52 PM
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    cool vid man wish there was music added to it
     
  4. Sep 6, 2011 at 7:11 PM
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    Seal that you re-used is non-reusable. Once you install it cannot be removed with out damaging. It will never seal 100%
    otherwise great video
     
  5. Sep 7, 2011 at 12:39 AM
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    Great vid!
     
  6. Sep 7, 2011 at 1:02 AM
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    nice video. why did u replace bearing? is there a time interval to replace the bearings? or when they fail. and how do u know when they fail?
     
  7. Sep 7, 2011 at 12:56 PM
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    Check my build page, ya filthy animal!!
    I had the spacers on for a little short of 2 years now.

    Yea me too. I did it on my netbook.. so I dont have iTunes on it. :(

    I hear they fail usually about 75,000 miles.. I have about 97,000 now, so I'm not sure really the life average of the bearings. I go wheeling alot and with the spacers I hear they add stress to the bearings too. And I was getting alot of shaking in my wheel and even more when I was breaking, I jacked the front wheel up in my driveway and they wheel wobbled about a inch or so when I shook the tire itself.
     
  8. Sep 8, 2011 at 11:42 AM
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    St3ve thanks for the headsup. I just flipped 96k on my 06. better do the test you mention. i think I feel a little steering wheel wobble.
     
  9. Oct 5, 2011 at 2:27 PM
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    Great video!!! This is going to be invaluble for me to do this job. Any word on what parts number the seals are? And is the inner and outer seal the same part?
     
  10. Oct 5, 2011 at 2:33 PM
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    x2 on this video going to use it as reference. This has been golden and is going to save me some cabbage! :D
     
  11. Oct 5, 2011 at 2:41 PM
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    I just ordered the hub and bearings from ebay. Not too sure of the part numbers tho.

    Thanks man. I am really happy it helps you out.. It was my main goal.
     
  12. Nov 2, 2011 at 12:00 PM
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    What happened to the Video? Can you re-post the video please?

    Thanks
     
  13. Nov 2, 2011 at 1:49 PM
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    I couldn't watch your video but if you have access to a press the hub can be used over again. I've done this job 4 times now. My last 05 needed them around 75k and my current one I bought with bad bearings at 112k. Both trucks were bone stock. If you remove the entire spindle from the truck you can use it to hold the bearing into the spindle and press the hub out from the back. Last one I did took a little over an hour from jacking up the truck to checking the torque on the lugs. Always replace the inner seal on the spindle too. 3 of the 4 I've changed have had wasted inner seals. The 4th one wasn't terrible, it was just starting to make noise.
     
  14. Nov 2, 2011 at 6:54 PM
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    Where did you get your parts from? Also, this will be my first bearing job, anything to look out for? I guess I need to read up on the entire procedure.
     
  15. Nov 3, 2011 at 10:46 AM
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    Sorry about that.. my youtube was jacked. I reposted the video. And I got the hub assembly from ebay for about 70 bucks. Compared to the $450 the stealership wanted to fix it.
     
  16. Nov 3, 2011 at 10:57 AM
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    I used SKF bearings, aftermarket outer seals, and the only source for the inner seal is Toyota directly the last I knew. It's really not a bad job to do but you need to have the right tools.
     
  18. Nov 21, 2011 at 4:10 PM
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    do you have to pack the bearings with grease or not since they are pressed in?
     
  19. Nov 21, 2011 at 4:20 PM
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    I am not sure if you are suppose to add more grease but I did just to be safe. When I took it all apart I just figured since it was apart that I would do it then.
     
  20. Nov 23, 2011 at 8:07 PM
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    these wheel bearings don't seem to last like you hear on most other vehicles... are they going bad from driving through water/mud, etc... just curious why i'm seeing a lot of wheel bearing threads lately :(
     
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