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Wheel bearing at 73K?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BarkSlayer, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. Jul 20, 2011 at 7:59 AM
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    BarkSlayer

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    I've developed a distinct growling noise this week that's progressively worse/louder with vehicle ground speed and I suspect a wheel bearing is going out. At 73K miles, is that reasonable, or could it be something else, ie. transmission/drivetrain issue that will invariably be much more costly to repair? It's a 2007 Access Cab with 2.7 liter four and the 5-speed stick.
     
  2. Jul 20, 2011 at 8:01 AM
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    mjp2

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    Unfortunately, wheel bearing replacement at 70k miles if par for the course on the 05+ Tacomas.
     
  3. Jul 20, 2011 at 8:10 AM
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    Any wheel spacers or oversize tire/wheel combo or odd backspacing will help this happen sooner too. I had 18s with 275/65/18 eload tires on my old 05 and it had 88k on it when I traded it in and didn't have any wheel bearing issues. Hit or miss lucky or unlucky random thing it seems.
     
  4. Jul 20, 2011 at 8:25 AM
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    brian

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    4wd? Engage it and see if it goes away. I have had a similar issue forever. Its the front diff needle bearing I belive...if it goes away in 4wd
     
  5. Jul 20, 2011 at 8:29 AM
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    What kind of noise is it? I ask because I have a high pitch grinding noise. It;'s not super loud, and I cant tell if its something like this or a simple wind noise from the things I have added on lately.
     
  6. Jul 20, 2011 at 9:11 AM
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    sloppyjoe

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    Sounds about right. I just did one of those on the front drivers side at 85,000 miles, it was not too bad but there is a huge nut in there that is very tight and will require a setting of like 174lbs, which is pretty high, and some wrenches do not go that high. I have had to do both the front carrier replacement and the drivers side wheel bearing, which I think was advanced from the going out of the drivers side carrier bearings. When that occured and the front CV shaft was wobbling from the bad bearings it wore a spot in the seal for the wheel bearing which let crap get inside and ruin the bearing which in turn failed. It had a bunch of crap in there though so I am sure it went pretty fast after the seal failed.
     
  7. Jul 20, 2011 at 10:12 AM
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    JasonJump

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    Did you by any chance have your rear diff serviced recently?
     
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