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need help, bearing change on 1998 tacoma

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by NewTacoma75, Jan 28, 2017.

  1. Jan 28, 2017 at 5:57 PM
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    NewTacoma75

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    hey there, im not truck-literate at all and need some help.
    i have a 1998 taco, SR5 3.4l with 250k on it and im sure that i need to replace my bearings. ive been watching alot of videos and am pretty sure i know how to change them with the press etc. but im having issues figuring out exactly what size bearings i need for my truck.
    oh and i have lockers which i haven't figured out if that changes things or not.
    thanks ahead of time for any help.
     
  2. Jan 28, 2017 at 9:00 PM
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    Here's the part number for the wheel bearing, Toyota 90369-54002, applicable for both sides. Toyota list price is around 140 bucks, which is around what a local dealership will charge. Online OEM parts dealers will be around 80 bucks or so.
    Koyo(high quality) makes this bearing for Toyota. If you're okay with the bearing arriving in a Koyo box, instead of a Toyota box, you can save even more. Cost is around 55 bucks going this route and skipping the Toyota 'middle man' markup.
    Koyo bearing part number DU5496-6. Don't forget the seals as well. I'd go with Timken, also an OEM supplier for Toyota. I've used Timken parts many times, very high quality.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B007...r_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=FVKN5NM6E4GNJ1N596ED
     
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  4. Jan 29, 2017 at 1:37 AM
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    You have a locker up front? Very cool, which one?
     
  5. Jan 29, 2017 at 1:54 AM
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    I have a locker up front lol
     
  6. Jan 29, 2017 at 1:59 AM
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    Okay, you can have a cool badge too. Lol. Just trying to help a new guy share a little, I'm trying to be courteous, you know, be a nice forum member. ;):D:rofl:

    And don't forget, who had your back when all that oil misinformation is still being slung around??? :eek::D
     
  7. Jan 29, 2017 at 2:00 AM
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    I'm assuming he meant he has a locker. In the rear. But we shall see lol
     
  8. Jan 29, 2017 at 2:02 AM
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    Yeah, I thought that as well. But when locker was pluralized, I thought still prolly rear, but why not have a lil conversation lol
     
  9. Jan 29, 2017 at 2:03 AM
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    We can talk about mine till OP comes back if you want lol
     
  10. Jan 29, 2017 at 2:05 AM
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    Hahahahaha Axaxaxaxa Axaxaxaxa. That's funny dude...what kind of locker?
     
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    Yep, that's me :wave:
     
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    How's the timing of the engagement? Similar to ARB?
     
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    It's instant on/off but it does take a bit of tire rotation to get the locking pins to line up with the side gear and lock. There's a video in the first post in my thread that shows that
     
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    I think he meant locking hubs.
     
  17. Jan 30, 2017 at 1:33 AM
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    Ahh good catch!! Yes people like to refer to them as lockers, i bet this is the case. Hell some even think they act as a differential locker too, silly people..
     
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    ya, i meant locking hubs haha. like i said, im not super car savvy so thanks for bearing with me.
     
  19. Feb 7, 2017 at 8:39 PM
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    :thumbsup: all good
     
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