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How To: Replacing Carrier Bearing

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by TacomaJPP, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. Jun 24, 2019 at 9:35 AM
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    Fatal_Paradox

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    In the middle of removing my CB the washers fell out and I don't know where they go now. I know the large one goes with the large nut. But where does the two skinny ones go?

    Referencing step 12 in the how to. "Step 12 – Be sure that you replace the washers and nut back on in the correct order of removal."
     
  2. Jun 24, 2019 at 9:45 AM
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    Opposite side of thick washer. Thick washer and towards rear of truck, 2 thin washers towards front of truck
     
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  3. Jun 24, 2019 at 9:47 AM
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    Okay so both thin washers go together on the spline coming from the front before new CB is placed on. Thanks.
     
  4. Jun 24, 2019 at 9:52 AM
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    I also wire brushed all the mating surfaces and the splines, but I have ocd.
     
  6. Jun 24, 2019 at 11:08 AM
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    I plan on doing that then hitting with brake cleaner and using grease all over everything. I'm also cleaning up and painting the mounting location for the CB and using new bolts. I may have OCD as well.
     
  7. Jun 24, 2019 at 11:13 AM
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    Sounds like a pro job!!!
     
  8. Jul 4, 2019 at 12:33 PM
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    I bought the spicer bearing and like some here my old bearing slid off without a puller and the new one slid on effortlessly but is not loose. Should I put on some sleeve retainer or is it fine with just a slip fit?
     
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    Slip it on, it’ll be fine. There is a proper torque procedure. Basically it’s really tight then back off to torque setting. Info might be in this thread.
     
  10. Jul 11, 2019 at 7:06 AM
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    Thanks for the tutorial. I get vibrations in the 65-70 mph range. I'm guessing a new carrier bearing will fix this. Is everyone going with OEM or is there a recommended cheaper aftermarket version?
     
  11. Jul 11, 2019 at 7:18 AM
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    Spicer is the way to go!!
     
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    Last edited: Jul 11, 2019 at 11:47 AM
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  13. Jul 11, 2019 at 3:27 PM
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    Not sure what a mechanic would charge in your area. It’s an easy job. Took me an hour max, just with hand tool and a torque wrench
     
  14. Jul 15, 2019 at 6:47 AM
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    Just met up with the top drivetrain guy in my area. Super cool guy, but he doesn't do work on the side because he is so busy with his family and farm. Damn, my luck. He told me to just unbolt the 4 bolts on the front and the 4 bolts on the rear (making sure I mark the spots on both front/rear) and bring the entire shaft to him and within the day he will change out my carrier bearing ($65). I think that is what he said :confused:
     
  15. Jul 15, 2019 at 8:03 AM
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    If youre gonna unbolt the shaft, Id just go ahead and do the job myself. Muscling those DS bolts out is half the work lol.
     
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