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Tips for Replacing Rear Axle Bearings 2001 TRD?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Dalandser, Jan 30, 2017.

  1. Jan 30, 2017 at 2:24 PM
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    Dalandser

    Dalandser [OP] ¡Me Gustan Las Tacos-mas!

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    I had a rear axle seal go out and when the tech took it out to install the new seal (200 miles from my tools) he found the bearing had to be replaced so I'm looking for tips on this. I read a few different stories of people replacing everything - seals, bearings, etc. and having the seal start leaking again.

    The seal has started to leak already (truck has been parked except for moving around the block for street sweeping for a couple weeks now), and I'm not sure if it's because of the bad bearing, but I want to make sure when I get the new one installed to have it be the last time I need to mess with it for a very long time.

    Gear oil all over the brake shoes and wheel is a time consuming problem so hopefully I can avoid it on this side of the axle (I know the other side will need the bearing replaced, but want to see how this one goes prior to getting too deep into this financially). I don't know whether to take the axle out myself (and have a machine shop press the new bearing on) or have a shop that will warranty their work do the whole thing.

    I ordered this kit:

    http://www.lowrangeoffroad.com/01-0...ra-ultimate-rear-wheel-bearing-kit-w-abs.html

    And here's a thread I read about issues with the axle seals blowing out after they've been replaced: [​IMG]

    One thing - my truck is a 98 with an 01 TRD axle :thumbsup:
     
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  2. Jan 30, 2017 at 3:29 PM
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    Sicyota04

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  3. Jan 30, 2017 at 4:05 PM
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  4. Feb 14, 2017 at 11:49 PM
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    Thanks for the good advice guys. I changed the thread title now that I've read about a bunch of problems with the seals going out after the bearing was replaced.

    Found some reading: https://www.yotatech.com/f2/rear-axel-seal-leaking-3rd-gen-4runner-39679/
     
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  5. Feb 15, 2017 at 1:30 AM
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    Rear axle bearing.
     
  6. Feb 15, 2017 at 11:24 AM
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    yep, what he said,,,
     
  7. Feb 15, 2017 at 4:10 PM
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    Is that the second or third time I've done that??? Lol, glad someone caught it.
     
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  8. Feb 15, 2017 at 4:28 PM
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    :thumbsup::rofl:
     

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