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How To: Replacing Carrier Bearing

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

  1. Nov 18, 2019 at 11:27 AM
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    mattstakilla

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    Thanks so much for this write up. It was literally on point for all of the hardware needed and everything. Ended up having to pick up a impact wrench from Harbor Freight to help with that staked nut.

    Only problem is, I still feel my shake at low speeds. Gonna take a look at the suspension and steering next. I had brought my truck to 3 separate shops since I've had it, and all 3 advised carrier bearing replacement.

    Wondering if I should bring it in and have them re-evaluate, or try and diagnose myself based off a good write up over on yota tech forums about front end vibrations. Either way, my carrier bearing still needed to be replaced, so it wasn't a complete waste even if the vibration continues.

    Gonna check out UBJ, LBJ, TR, and wheel bearings next and see if anything looks worn/needs replacement.
     
  2. Nov 18, 2019 at 12:45 PM
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  3. Nov 18, 2019 at 1:01 PM
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    Wulf

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    Have you checked your u joints? Tires balanced?
     
  4. Nov 18, 2019 at 1:06 PM
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    Will do. Any pointers/good videos on what I'm looking for when checking this?
     
  5. Nov 18, 2019 at 1:09 PM
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    Ujoints were inspected/replaced by Mesa DriveShaft.
    Tires were the first thing I had checked out by Discount. Full rotation/balance performed on tires. Have not had an alignment done yet, but the tires are close to end of life. I will be replacing them by end of year and getting an alignment done as well.
     
  6. Jan 8, 2020 at 1:36 AM
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    Great write up! Getting ready to do the carrier on my 01 TRD Xtra cab 4x4 so I appreciate the detail!
     
  7. Feb 6, 2020 at 10:33 AM
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    Wulf

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    Does 5/8"-18NF sound right for the driveshaft thread pitch at the carrier bearing? Threads are fuxked on mine
     
  8. Apr 30, 2020 at 3:53 PM
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    Great great write up, I’m at 300,800 miles original bearing been greasing it regularly no noise. Do you think it’s safe to say I’m overdue? Or wait for the vibs and noises to start? Anyone’s thoughts? I try to stay ahead of things that will fail
     
  9. Apr 30, 2020 at 8:27 PM
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    I’ve had 3 first gens all of which have needed this to be replaced.
     
  10. May 16, 2020 at 9:22 PM
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    I know this is an old post to quote, but after taking my original carrier apart today on my 01' Extended cab 4x4@233k my spacers were NOT on each side of the drive flange as described above. Both were stacked between the center bearing and the splined drive flange.
    Mine was.......carrier bearing>spacer>spacer>drive flange>thick washer>nut. Just like this scan below.

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    Figured this may help when someone takes theirs apart. The pdf's on page 1 of this thread of the FSM are about as clear as mud to me too. There is zero mention of the thick washer(37120A) under the staked nut.
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2020
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