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How To: Replacing Carrier Bearing

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

  1. Mar 8, 2021 at 9:13 AM
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    Akl406

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    Okay awesome. Got a spicer delivered friday! Thanks!
     
  2. Apr 7, 2021 at 11:30 AM
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    Just did this yesterday. great write-up and contributions. My old cb looked fine until I got it out and inspected. I did the whole thing with the shafts still in place, splitting in the middle. Mine is a little different as I have a driveline disconnect, I did not want to take that off as my rear ujoint was good.
     
  3. Apr 18, 2021 at 9:18 AM
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    How large a puller do you need to remove the axle flange from the center bearing?
     
  4. Apr 19, 2021 at 4:12 PM
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    mine fell off.
     
  5. May 5, 2021 at 11:05 AM
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    Did mine yesterday, wasn't bad at all. I didn't remove any section of the driveshaft, flange came off easily, no complaints.
     
  6. Jul 27, 2021 at 1:55 PM
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    Anyone know the part number for the nut that goes on the shaft yoke? I know they are pretty cheap so I thought I'd replace mine when I do the job.
     
  7. Oct 18, 2021 at 9:54 PM
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    Great write up Made me want to check my center bearing and sure enough it had a lot of play. Donut was cracked in several places.

    Ordered my Spicer bearing off Amazon.
    My flange came off without a puller.
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  8. Oct 18, 2021 at 11:03 PM
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    While you're replacing your CB it's a good idea to replace your U Joints too!
     
  9. Nov 8, 2021 at 8:40 AM
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    Or just grease them! Still running my 19yr old stock ujoints, all because of regular greasing. Additionally the CV ujoints are a PITA to find the proper ones. Additionally you want to make sure you take care of the CV itself, they are expensive and a PITA if you have to rebuild them due to lack of maintenance.
     
  10. Dec 2, 2021 at 3:47 AM
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    Reviving a old thread here but can Anyone confirm this is the correct part number? I have an 03 double cab 4 x 4 automatic and when I use this part number on my local Toyota dealership parts website it says does not fit your vehicle. Says it’s for a Toyota Avalon getting ready to do this job wanted to replace with a new nut.
     
  11. Dec 2, 2021 at 4:01 AM
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    Anyone that can confirm this is the correct part number? 03 Dbl cab auto 4x4 . When using this part number on my local Toyota dealership parts website it says Does not fit your vehicle says it’s for a 2021 Avalon.
     
  12. Dec 2, 2021 at 7:52 AM
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    Interesting, what lack of maintenance on the CVs can there be other than insuring the boots are not torn? They are sealed. You are not suggesting to remove and disassemble on some interval are you?
     
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    I'm talking the double CV joint on the rear driveshaft.
     
  14. Dec 5, 2021 at 11:27 PM
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    Just changed mine yesterday. It wasn't too difficult. '95 4x4 ext cab with 150,000 miles. The rubber was cracked and it was sagging. No puller needed, just a few light taps with a mallet.

    However, I also decided to change the front and rear U-joints while I had the shaft off... It was a PITA to remove the old u-joints. The puller/press I rented kept wanting to slip off, because the Toyota yoke is tapered... Once they were removed, it was easy to reinstall as I could press the caps...

    I never noticed a vibration (even up to 80 MPH), but I did have a mild "clunk" at lower speeds, and I couldn't find anything loose... The clunk is gone.

    I also had a rattle that sounded like it was from the cat convertor, and that seems nearly gone too...


    I marked the flanges with orange nail polish, but I also tapped a punch. Glad I did, because one of the yokes I cleaned up and washed most of the nail polish off.
     
  15. Feb 5, 2022 at 6:39 AM
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    Thanks brother! This is going to help!
     
  16. Mar 8, 2022 at 1:36 PM
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    Two things that can make this job even easier.

    1. You don't have to un-stake the nut. Just hit it with an impact driver, and it will come off. The first time I ever did this job I tried un-staking it and broke the tip off a screwdriver. The tip was wedged in there. Caused all kind of headaches I didn't need.

    2. If your flange and carrier barring come off easy, (many do) you don't even have to disconnect the drive shaft from the transmission. You can just do the entire job under the truck. Obviously if it makes the job easier to take it off, do so, but don't think you have to.
     
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  17. Mar 8, 2022 at 1:52 PM
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    yeah I didn't disconnect the driveshaft from the trans, just at the carrier bearing. Whole job took about an hour, hour and a half maybe
     
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  18. Mar 9, 2022 at 8:34 AM
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    I wonder if the damn thing is still good after sitting on the shelf for 3 years... :facepalm:

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  19. Mar 9, 2022 at 8:41 AM
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    I ordered mine about the same time and had just installed it about a year ago lol. I'm sure it's fine.
     
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    Just placed an Amazon order for a Spicer part.
     

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