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front wheel bearing

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by newertoy, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. Dec 18, 2011 at 9:55 AM
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    newertoy

    newertoy [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Have found two or three different manufacturers for the 2003 front wheel bearings-National is the more expensive--are they "better?
    What or who does everone recommend. And replace both sides?
    My drivers side front is making vibes and will need replacing soon.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Dec 18, 2011 at 2:38 PM
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    webb323

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    Timken for sure, check Autozone they carry them, and doing the bearings suck... I'd do one side at a time... and check my post about the tool for the nut on the wheel bearings
     
  3. Apr 18, 2012 at 4:23 PM
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    1st gen prerunners dont have wheel bearings correct?
     
  4. Apr 19, 2012 at 5:25 PM
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    all wheels have bearings
     
  5. Apr 20, 2012 at 4:46 AM
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  6. Apr 20, 2012 at 9:23 AM
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    Lol. Timken.
     
  7. Apr 20, 2012 at 4:03 PM
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  8. Apr 20, 2012 at 4:10 PM
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    Got Timken!!!!!!!!!!!
    Only want to do it ONCE.
     
  9. Apr 20, 2012 at 5:46 PM
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    Robertgeejr1

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    I have done all the hi-pro mods for a life time, since I got this truck at a great price, I will be happy with showroom new.
    Timken or National are the best. before they went offshore, dexter axle used them on there big stuff. now don't bit my head off, its been my experience with normal driving, they do wear out, but offroading and running through water can take a toll, as well as hitting a large pot hole. In chicago land after the last few winters, the potholes took there toll. I'm not saying your a bad driver at all, its something I plan on doing this summer on my truck as a precaution on my truck.
     
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