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immediate help pressing wheel bearing

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by CollegeKevin, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. Mar 4, 2012 at 9:17 AM
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    Sorta stranded. I'm pressing in hub and wheel bearing. Can you over press them? How far should they be pressed in? Posting thus with my phone. Thanks for help
     
  2. Mar 4, 2012 at 9:21 AM
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    BUMP. Op give location and hopefully somebody can help u out.
     
  3. Mar 4, 2012 at 9:24 AM
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    I replaced the driver side friday and started replacing pass side today. Checked driver side and noticed there was still play in the bearing area. Maybe I didnt press it in far enough so I placed a piece of metal under the inside part of the bearing to only apply pressure to the bearing itself instead of the bearing housing. Little pressure and it moved in a bit more. Now the hub moves with a drag. Don't know if this is normal but I have both sides apart now and dont know how much of a gap on the back side of the wheel bearing and hub should be.
     
  5. Mar 4, 2012 at 9:44 AM
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    Take some pics so we can get a better visual.
     
  7. Mar 4, 2012 at 10:03 AM
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    Most spots where you press a bearing in has a stop. It is normally a lip in the metal. Some times only a 32nd of an inch. Get a paper clip make it straight and then bend a 1/2 an inch on one end. You can use that to feel behind the bearing to feel for a gap. Or a small mirror to look. If there is any gap you need to press more.
     
  8. Mar 4, 2012 at 10:06 AM
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    #1 is the hub. #2 is the bearing itself. #3 is the bearing housing

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  9. Mar 4, 2012 at 10:08 AM
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    I originally pressed the hub on from #3 the bearing housing. On the other wheel bearing I pressed from #2 the bearing itself and now its had to spin the hub and bearing.
     
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    From what I have read they can be pressed in to far. The race is plastic and can get crushed. I did not press mine in because of this and had a pro do it. I was under the assumption they could be left almost all the way in then the final torquing of the hub would set it all, but I'm not 100% on that.
     
  11. Mar 4, 2012 at 10:09 AM
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    There was no stop other then the tapered end of the hub where the seal sits, which now with the seal in place I cant see how far its pressed on other then from the back side of the bearing.
     
  12. Mar 4, 2012 at 10:36 AM
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    Ok I pressed 1 bearing out a bit to where it was before. Should there be any movement between the hub and bearing? I still have about a 1/16" movement up and down between the 2. When I press it all the way on there's no movement but the hub and bearing have a lot of resistance when trying to spin them. How should it be?
     
  13. Mar 4, 2012 at 12:47 PM
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    Never pressed those bearing before aren't ya :D ?
     
  14. Mar 4, 2012 at 12:51 PM
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    I dont know what you did but this is wrong. Bearings should be steaking out of hub after pressing, otherwise CV will not clamp bearing :confused: It looks like your bearing is too narrow or you crushed things inside. thats why you have movement after installing. There is nothing to clamp bearing from both sides
     
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    Thanks for everyone's help. I figured it out and it was a mess up on my part. Embarrassed to admit it but I put the wrong seal on. :eek: It was bottoming out on the seal when it was pressed all the way in giving it the friction i felt. Feel like a dumb*** but after a couple hours of thinking and some advice from a friend I ran back to the shop and replaced them with the right seals. Well I guess you live you learn. :eek:
     
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    Dude your English is so retarded I am not sure what you is sayin?
     
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