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greasing the front bearings on the taco. Can anyone help?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by adiablo420, May 15, 2010.

  1. May 15, 2010 at 10:37 PM
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    adiablo420

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    HI DESERT CALIFORNIA
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    SUSPENSION LIFT, RIMS AND BFG MUD TERRAINS
    I need to grease my front hub bearing ..got a 96 taco.4x4. 'ike to play in the water so I need to grease the front.. i i have the lock where i have to get out and turn the center of the front wheel dial to go into 4x4.. do i go in from there?
     
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    looked threw that url but couldnt find/open anything that was helpful. Is there any articls about gresing front&rear wheel bearings on a 4x4 sr5 99 tacoma?
     
  4. Aug 21, 2012 at 5:45 PM
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    Sorry im still learning, so i dont ever have to service the front bearings? and how often do the rear's need to be greased?
     
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    I don't think that is what he is asking. Not the bearing itself but the needle bearing in the hub assembly where the axle shaft goes in.
     
  6. Aug 22, 2012 at 5:39 PM
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    well kinda but all looking to do is grease my bearings because i will be going to school in a month and wont have much access to tools so basically just trying to prevent any bearing failures....
     
  8. Aug 22, 2012 at 7:37 PM
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    Change the rear differential lube to take care of the rear axle bearings. That is all that you can do unless a bearing actually fails. No way to lube the front units.
     
  9. Aug 22, 2012 at 10:48 PM
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    so other than changing the diff fluid i dont have to grease the bearings unless they were to fail right? (at that point id need new bearings)
     
  10. Aug 23, 2012 at 12:03 AM
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    How many miles on her?
    I have 163k and bearing has never been replaced(from what I know).
    For toyotas if it ain't broken it don't need fixen.
     
  11. Aug 23, 2012 at 1:02 PM
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    Ive got 169,000 and the gear oil is changed fairly regularly


    ya i hear ya there but i just want to prevent any problems from ariseing due to regular matenience be skipped cause once i leave for school i will only have access to basic tools and would have to do any work in a parking lot
     
  12. Aug 24, 2012 at 4:51 PM
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    I sent you a private message, have you seen it???
     
  13. Aug 24, 2012 at 4:53 PM
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    the 05 and up have a unit bearing. The gen 1 tacos are pressed into the spindle and the manual locked hub assemblies have a needle bearing and two brass bushings that need to be greased. That assembly is pressed into the bearing.
     
  14. Aug 25, 2012 at 1:20 AM
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    nope i havent got any private messages???
     
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