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Front Wheel Bearing Change ?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by tinker2, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. Sep 22, 2012 at 10:37 AM
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    tinker2

    tinker2 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey guy's, I have a bad driver side front wheel bearing on my 08 Tacoma. I'm wanting to know if I can use a hub & bearing assembly for a 03 thru 09 4 Runner, is it the same ? I found them on Ebay for $239.00 free ship. The reason I'm thinking of doing it this way is for simplicity. Then I'll have one to rebuild for a spare when the old one is removed.

    Thanks for any input. :D
     
  2. Sep 23, 2012 at 5:56 AM
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    Nobody knows if the Hub Assemly will work ?
     
  3. Sep 26, 2012 at 3:57 PM
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    I found out from another source it won't work. The hub it's self is different, so I was told. The bearing module is the same as what the Tacoma's use.
     
  4. Oct 15, 2012 at 1:17 PM
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    I changed my driver front wheel bearing yesterday. Overall it wasn't to bad of a job, about 3 hours total. The bearing module I used was a Moog, the bearing in it was a SKF, made in Japan. The seals were National brand. I also went ahead & bought a new Toyota hub then had it pressed into the Moog bearing module, that gave me a complete hub, bearing unit. No running to a shop for press work half way through the job.
    Now I have a spare hub. :D

    I've read a lot of guy's don't change the inner seal when doing this & can see why. The steering spindle has to be removed so the inner seal can be changed since it goes in from the back. My seal was trashed so I had no choice. After reassembling & a test drive, wow what a difference !

    My Tacoma is an "08 4X4 the parts used are listed below.
    Toyota OEM Hub
    43502-04120

    National Seals
    710477 Outer.
    710573 Inner.

    Moog Wheel Bearing Module
    515040

    Thanks Tacoma World for all the information easily found here that made doing this job almost a pleasure because I knew what I was getting into.
     
  5. Oct 15, 2012 at 1:22 PM
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    How much did all of that cost?
     
  6. Oct 15, 2012 at 1:24 PM
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    getting mine done as we speak, first time for the driver side.. already replaced the passenger side twice.
     
  7. Oct 15, 2012 at 2:52 PM
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    I forgot about the hub bolts & the "O" ring that goes on the bearing module.

    All of the parts.
    Moog Bearing Module
    515040 $99.99

    National Seals
    710477 $11.66
    710573 $13.39

    Toyota OEM Hub
    43502-04120 $168.12

    Totota OEM "O" Ring
    90301-A0005 $3.25

    Toyota OEM Hub Bolts
    90119-A0167 $1.25 each, 4 needed.

    I got the bearing module at Advance Auto Parts with a couple other things & had a $50.00 off coupon.
    The Hub came from toyotapartszone.com
    The seals came from a local auto parts store.
    The "O" Ring & hub bolts came from a local Toyota Dealer.
     
  8. Oct 31, 2012 at 12:08 PM
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    I've got 2 spare 4x4 hubs with bearings on them already if anyone is interested. As the OP stated great spares to have! When you need one, just swap it in and get a new bearing installed on the old one!
     
  9. Nov 2, 2012 at 1:56 AM
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