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Play in wheel between wheel and axle...

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 12guns, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. Jan 6, 2010 at 1:57 PM
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    12guns

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    I thought I had a bad balljoint, but after starting to take the wheel off, the play is coming from between the wheel and the axle where the axle butts up to the wheel. Bearing soung bad as well. Will new bearings fix this? ?
     
  2. Jan 6, 2010 at 2:42 PM
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    da0023

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    try lifting the truck up a tad, just enough that the wheel is off the ground. grab the tire with hands in the 9 and 3 o'clock position and try to shimmy the wheel back and forth. If there is play in the wheel in this position it is your bearings. Also try putting your hands in the 12 and 6 o'clock position and shimmy the wheel. If you have play in this position, then your ball joints are bad. And if you have play in both the positions, be prepared to replace both ball joints and bearings. Hope this helps
     
  3. Jan 6, 2010 at 3:36 PM
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    right you are. Also have a badly worn left inner tie rod end. Shop will be doing the work this time. I'm tired of messing w/ it. For another $120 I can have it all done w/o lifting a finger!
     
  4. Jan 6, 2010 at 7:07 PM
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    da0023

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    i know what you mean. I have had problems in the past where I wish I would have paid someone else to do the job, I would have saved myself alot of trouble and frustration. Hope they get you fixed up.
     
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