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hard to replace a spindle on a 4x4?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mgrande, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. Feb 6, 2010 at 10:13 PM
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    I bent my driver's side spindle about a week ago when I hydro plained on the highway and went over the median. I lost my bead on my right front but got that fixed (rim is a little bent), but the alignment shop did a great job of getting it back into alignment. I just ordered my OME lift and my plan is to order a new spindle from toyota and replace it when I put the lift on. I've seen some threads on here on 2wd trucks, and it seems pretty easy, but what about 4wd trucks? Will anything be different? How difficult will this be? Any input is appreciated.
     
  2. Feb 7, 2010 at 1:15 PM
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    Anybody got any input? How about a rough estimate of how much it might cost to get it replaced if it's too complicated?
     
  3. Feb 7, 2010 at 1:27 PM
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    Its about the same you have have a large nut holding the axel on you have to remove then you should be good to go.
     
  4. Feb 7, 2010 at 1:58 PM
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    It is too easy man just a few bolts, just torque them back down.
     
  5. Feb 7, 2010 at 2:35 PM
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    So I dont have to worry about any extra work due to the front axle or bearings? I should be able to unbolt it like I see all the 2x4 guys doing?
     
  6. Feb 7, 2010 at 2:36 PM
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    Once you unblot the axel and unbolt the spendle you should just be able to pull it away.
     
  7. Feb 7, 2010 at 2:39 PM
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    That's really great to hear. So it really shouldnt add too much time to my lift install then should it?
     
  8. Feb 7, 2010 at 2:41 PM
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    Not really, Its goin to help you since the spindle isnt in the way to install the coils.
     
  9. Feb 7, 2010 at 2:48 PM
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    Thanks, I'll have to order the spindle tomorrow. I need to do some searching for torque specs for both the spindle and the lift. If I have any more questions I'll be sure to get back with you.
     
  10. Feb 7, 2010 at 2:52 PM
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    Sounds good man, Good luck
     
  11. Feb 7, 2010 at 8:29 PM
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    Thought of something new. Where will the bearings be? Will they have to be removed from the spindle with a tool or do they just pop out? Also would my impact have damaged the bearings?
     
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