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need wheel bearing/seal help

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by fireturk41, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. Aug 4, 2010 at 7:01 AM
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    fireturk41

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    okay i have an 02 tacoma with diff fluid coming out the drum on the passanger rear, im changing the bearing and axle seals i got the axle shaft off and the 1st seal in the axle housing, but how do i get to the bearing? i also cant get the damn drum off to save my life, and is that the bearing connected to the axle shaft (pic below)

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  2. Aug 4, 2010 at 7:03 AM
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    also need help putting on s shackle lift, the springs arch up to the frame and i cant get the new shackles on
     
  3. Aug 4, 2010 at 7:33 AM
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    havent got the drum off yet, imm try a hammer. the shackles do not wanna go on so i had to bang them on the frame too.

    i have a friend coming with bottle jacks i dont have a jack that can get my frame, i tried from the bumper but it didnt help

    also would you reccomend loktite or rtv arount the seal?
     
  5. Aug 4, 2010 at 8:09 AM
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    Use to bolts to back the drum off the axle
     
  6. Aug 4, 2010 at 9:02 AM
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    how do i get out the bearing retainer
     
  7. Aug 4, 2010 at 9:32 AM
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    anyone know how?
     
  8. Aug 4, 2010 at 9:41 AM
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  9. Aug 4, 2010 at 9:46 AM
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    Did you get the drum off? I had a hell of a time getting my "02" drums off this last weekend while putting in my powertrax.

    Spray the piss out of the holes around the studs and also around the middle. Beat the shit out of it with a hammer. Put two threaded bolts in the threaded holes and push it out.
     
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    Press the retainer off
     
  11. Aug 4, 2010 at 1:36 PM
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    I'm going to state some things that may be obvious to you if you already know them, but just in case...

    There are two seals. One is near the bearing and one is in the axle housing. If you're only replacing the seals because of the leak, it is going to be the one in the axle housing that is leaking. The seal for the bearing is to keep the grease in the bearing.

    If you dont have any wheel bearing noise or movement, I'd skip replacing it unless you really want to. It is hydraulically pressed in and needs to be pressed back out, so unless you have the means to do that yourself, you're going to be paying a shop to do it for you. It'll probably cost you the same if you take it apart or not.

    As for the drum, as suggested above, the two screw method is the only one I've found to be reliable. M8x1.25 if memory serves correct. You can also try to back off the brake adjuster a little with a couple screwdrivers, which may help some as well (should be pretty easy with the axle out).
     
  12. Aug 4, 2010 at 3:18 PM
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    well said
     
  13. Aug 4, 2010 at 3:23 PM
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    thanks for the help! the inner seal was leaking but it was about time for the wheel bearing too and it had a slight chatter with free play, last time i had a bearing go out on the free way the little balls carved a path of destruction

    i got everything squared away and i left it at a shop to get pressed out and a new one in, however they worry me because half an hour later they asked where the bearing goes

    i asked them a question but due to me constantly correcting the service manager and the issue stated above ill ask it here. since our axle seals arent the best in the world would it be beneficial to put locktite around the new inner seal?
     
  14. Aug 4, 2010 at 4:28 PM
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    I don't think there is a quality issue with the axle seals. I wouldn't add any extra sealant, it's not going to hold up to anything that the seal wouldn't hold up to on it's own. There is also a large o-ring between the axle shaft housing and the brake backing plate. It should be replaced, but at the very least, clean it and the groove it rests in.
     
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