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Replacing Front Wheel Bearing

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Wood, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. Aug 19, 2009 at 8:25 AM
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    Wood

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    Getting ready to replace a shot front wheel bearing in my '06 DC and wondering what 'specialty' tools I might need. Can someone tell me what size socket I need for the axle nut and anything else (tips/tools, etc) before I get into this.....thanks.
     
  2. Aug 19, 2009 at 8:26 AM
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  3. Aug 19, 2009 at 8:30 AM
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    Axle nut is 35mm.

    I'll be doing mine this week also. If you look at the Factory Service Manual it might give you an idea of what the process involves and what kind of specialty tools you'll need.
     
  4. Aug 19, 2009 at 8:35 AM
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  5. Aug 19, 2009 at 8:39 AM
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    if bearings are being replaced its gota come out....
     
  6. Aug 19, 2009 at 8:41 AM
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    The Axle? The nut would need to be removed, but you can leave the other end in the differential. The hub will slide right off of it once the nuts are removed.
     
  7. Aug 19, 2009 at 8:42 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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  8. Aug 19, 2009 at 8:46 AM
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    That's how most places sell them anyways. I picked an assembly up yesterday for about $100.
     
  9. Aug 19, 2009 at 8:49 AM
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    Thats a dam good price! Wher did you get it?
     
  10. Aug 19, 2009 at 8:50 AM
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    Hopefully the new bearings will retain the luck of the Irish :cool:
     
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    maybe i'm a little confused, I was going from the standpoint that the OP's bearings needed replaced (also in my head I know when I do mine I'll be doing both axles and bearings)
    wow $100 bucks is not bad...where did you get the assembly for that?
     
  12. Aug 19, 2009 at 8:52 AM
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    Simul-post ^
     
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    haha I see that now.... we just got an O'reilly in my town. Sweet!
     
  14. Aug 19, 2009 at 8:59 AM
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    Is that for just the bearing?
     
  15. Aug 19, 2009 at 9:00 AM
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    Thats good to know! I think Toyota wants close to $200.00 for them.
     
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    Is it a 12 pt socket? I thought I saw somewhere online it was 39MM....maybe not. Where can I download the service manual? Thanks again.

    Looks like the bearing is sold as a hub assbly. Ebay for about $100.00. Is there a cheaper place?

    Anything else anyone can add is appreciated...don't want to get it half apart and find out I need to make a run for more tools/parts and no way to get there!
     
  17. Aug 19, 2009 at 9:43 AM
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    It's definitly 35mm. I pulled my front axles out about a week ago.

    http://www.ncttora.com/fsm/05+/index.html

    Yeah, major car repairs are dicey when you don't have a second vehicle.
     
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    That part is the 4x4 wheel bearing/hub assembly, but it looks like the pre-runner uses the same part as the 4x4 (according to the fsm). Instead of the front axle passing through it, there's a "front wheel adjusting nut".

    So yeah, it's the right part...as far as I can tell. I've changed one on a 4x4 but not a a pre-runner so maybe someone else can chime in. You could always pull a wheel off and take a look to get a better idea of what you're dealing with.
     
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