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how to get to front wheel bearings?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Greensystemsgo, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. Aug 27, 2011 at 12:00 PM
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    Greensystemsgo

    Greensystemsgo [OP] Clean 1 owner with low miles.

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    press on standby to press them out, but how do i get to them? does the front hub with spindles not just come off? so frustrated gr.

    truck in sig, 99' 4x4 ifs.
     
  2. Aug 27, 2011 at 12:03 PM
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    search ncttora.com for a factory service manual. very helpful
     
  3. Aug 27, 2011 at 12:06 PM
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    yeah looks like it. I was not sure thought. On the 2nd gen its 4 bolts and slides right out.
     
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    It's pressed on the wheel hub. You need to pry it out of the spinde
     
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    In this aspect I'm so glad the 2nd gen is the way it is. Saved me about 800 in shop costs when I did my bearings.
     
  7. Aug 27, 2011 at 12:17 PM
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    :confused: It's the same set-up as the first gen
     
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    I didnt have to use a press to remove the hub assembly... Loosen 4 bolts and coax out the assembly with rubber mallet. If it is the same... Well, Shit'chyeah! Thats better for OP
     
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    Yes, the hub assembly should come out of the spindle, it just takes a coaxing. The wheel bearings should have needed pressed off of the hub.
     
  10. Aug 27, 2011 at 12:21 PM
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    yes. only the bearings them self need the press work
     
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    Look!!!..........................a squirrel!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Yep, & of course its always best to have them pressed out by a shop or wherever you can find a good vice & press if you dont have one, with a few tools & a little skill it isn't that big a deal, pop the caliper & hardware related shit outta the way, pop off that round inspection cover on the center of hub , you may or may not have to knock the small bends in lock ring/nutt/washer (which ever applies, i've seen all 3 before)straight with small chisel & mallet, getting the old race out is pretty easy, if you don't have a vice (or a press for that matter) you can use a couple bricks, 4x4 blocks, whatever to get a little space between the hub/bearing assembly

    now get a screwdriver & pry out the old seal get a big ass socket, one that is just undersized to the bearing race you are about to send on its way to the shit can, place that slightly undersized socket S Q U A R E L Y on the old race & with a good single jack about 2 or 3 good smacks will have it out
     
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