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Grease in Rear brake drum

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by stucksucksnayota, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. Jun 24, 2008 at 8:51 PM
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    stucksucksnayota

    stucksucksnayota [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Well after 148,000 miles my taco has finally decided to start leaking something. I was rotating my tires and noticed that my rear driverside drum had some grease in it and the shoes had grease on them. My first guess is my axle seal is leaking?? If this is right how do i go about puting a new one in?

    If I am wrong or whatever please tell me your thoughts..

    Thanks
     
  2. Jun 25, 2008 at 1:16 PM
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    ubermx5

    ubermx5 Well-Known Member

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    I had the same thing.

    I found out Toyota instal the Axle seal wrong.
    I had to buy new seals and bearing to fix it. The bearing bit be shot.

    Good news is the work it self is simple
     
  3. Jun 25, 2008 at 8:21 PM
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    stucksucksnayota

    stucksucksnayota [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Is it a recall or did you take it to the toyota dealership to get them put in?

    If you did it your self where is the seal at and where are the bearings at? im guessing there on the end of the axle by the drum.

    Can you buy the bearings from Oreilys or did you have to order them?

    sorry for all the questions just want to get it done asap before something worse happens and want to get it done right the first time.

    Thanks
     
  4. Nov 16, 2009 at 10:35 AM
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    BTO

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    We have this problem. I have a few questions.

    How many seals are on each axle?

    Are these seals located on the brake side of the axle or are there any near the differential?

    Does the third member have to be removed to fix this?

    If two seals per axle, do both need to be replaced?

    What exactly is the common failure?

    Was this seal arrangement a mistake by Toyota? Is there a TSB or recall?

    If the diff breather is clogged what's the easy fix?


    Thanks
     
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