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R&R front wheel bearings 2nd Gen

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by hetkind, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. Aug 12, 2018 at 5:55 PM
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    hetkind

    hetkind [OP] Well-Known Member

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    bilstein set at 1.75, Racho 5000 rear with 4 leaf kit, floor mats, high lift jack, pull hook in hitch, bed rail corner braces, severe duty brake pads and devil horns on the grill....
    My radio isn’t loud enough lately, but the front wheel bearings are getting a speed related hum. A new set of Dorman 950001 bearings/hubs are on the bench. I have a pneumatic frame jack and 3/4” impact gun. How badly should I expect the bearing to be seized to the knuckle. Will a 10# slide hammer pop it loose?

    The same job on my Ram 1500 was terrible with an aluminum knuckle and steel bearing assembly.

    Howard
     
  2. Aug 12, 2018 at 6:46 PM
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    jboudreaux1965

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    If you bought the whole assembly you shouldn't have any issues. With impact, 30-45 mins per side. The rear on the other hand.... PITA!
     
  3. Aug 13, 2018 at 2:33 AM
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    Thank you...45 minutes a side is not a big deal. I started using an impact gun back when the Toyota pickups were still being sold Chevy Luvs. I mastered rear wheel bearings on semifloating axles when I started using a 20 ton press to push the bearings back on! Getting the old ones off with a grinder, cold chisel and hammer without damaging the axle was the key!

    I appreciate the info.

    Howard
     
  4. Aug 13, 2018 at 3:38 AM
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  5. Aug 13, 2018 at 4:38 AM
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    I thought they were captive Toyota imports...but I wasn't into minitrucks back then, I was still a vanner. I starting working as a medium/heavy mechanic around 1980 and learned about slide hammer, shop presses and air impact guns about that time.
     
  6. Aug 13, 2018 at 6:02 AM
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    I did mine in like 90 minutes with hand tools but I had some rusty bolts to work out
     
  7. Aug 17, 2018 at 4:54 PM
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    I took me five hours to do both sides starting with sweeping out the bay to start, and completing the road test. The left front felt chunchy when it came out. The hot ticket? put a three jaw puller on the hub against the axle stub, put tension on that while banging on the hub with a hammer...
     
  8. Aug 18, 2018 at 7:52 PM
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  9. Aug 18, 2018 at 9:15 PM
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    I've always had better luck with a three jaw puller than slide hammer. glad it worked out op.
     
  10. Sep 2, 2018 at 12:51 PM
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    hetkind

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    bilstein set at 1.75, Racho 5000 rear with 4 leaf kit, floor mats, high lift jack, pull hook in hitch, bed rail corner braces, severe duty brake pads and devil horns on the grill....
    While swapping the bearings, I noticed excessive brake dust on the wheels (stock rotors and Wagner severe duty brake pads) and figured out that a set of rotors and fresh pads could only help...and after parts came in (Rock Auto), I found the brake caliper guide pins were rusted solid in the caliper, and the massive rust pits and clumps of rust were dragging the pads, easy, full movement.

    In total, a set of premium BOSCH rotors, Wagner severe duty brake pads (police duty) and Raybestos calipers. Stops nice now! A total of $600 to include bearings/hubs, rotor, pads and two calipers.

    And here the best part, while away on work issues, my lovely wife has a new alpine audio head installed with all kinds of new and exciting functions. And loud enough to be heard at speed!
     
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