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Wheel Bearing

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by eyball, May 4, 2011.

  1. May 4, 2011 at 5:32 PM
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    eyball

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    So I found out that my left side wheel bearing is bad on my 2005. Is there anyway to replace this if I don't have access to a press? Or does anyone know where I can take it to be pressed in the Worcester Mass or North East CT area? Thanks!!
     
  2. May 4, 2011 at 5:46 PM
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    Some Napa stores have a machine shop that will do it. Call around.
     
  3. May 4, 2011 at 5:53 PM
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    ebay $40 shipped for the whole hub!
     
  4. May 4, 2011 at 6:55 PM
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    I thought that was just the bearing assembly for $40. Don't you still need a press to fit that to the hub part that has the wheel studs? Also how do you get the old wheel hub off the old bearing assembly?
     
  5. May 5, 2011 at 7:42 AM
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  6. May 6, 2011 at 6:01 PM
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    Thanks. All the Napa's around my area don't have a machine shop. Any other ideas?
     
  7. May 6, 2011 at 6:47 PM
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    Did you try regular mechanic shops ?
     
  8. May 6, 2011 at 6:59 PM
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    Not yet. Probably will call a few and see. You think the Toy dealer can do it?
     
  9. May 6, 2011 at 8:14 PM
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    They should be able...
    Personally I would get the press, harbor freight has them on sale this weekend ;)
     
  10. May 6, 2011 at 8:21 PM
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    I think I might do that. How powerful a press would I need? Would the bench top one work? Thanks again for the help!
     
  11. May 6, 2011 at 8:22 PM
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    Be sure to check the inner oil seal while you've got the bearing out. There's a good chance it'll be shot. Personally, I'd replace it even if it looked OK. Only adds about 15 minutes to the job and it's cheap insurance.
     
  12. May 6, 2011 at 8:37 PM
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    Is that the one between the bearing & hub or the one behind the bearing?
     
  13. May 6, 2011 at 10:05 PM
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    It normally takes a hydraulic press to get the job done. A gear driven tool might work, if you are strong. How often do you see yourself needing a press? Pay someone to do it. Dealers are expensive, find an indie shop.
     
  14. May 7, 2011 at 6:11 AM
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    You might be surprised if you actually do your own work! I bought a $129 12 ton a year or two ago and so far I've used it to do both front wheel bearings in my 05, both fronts in my wife's 00 4Runner, one rear wheel bearing in the 4Runner (wound up doing that job twice actually), a universal joint in my Mustang, transfer case bearing races in my FJ40, and I plan on a transmission rebuild and another r&p swap in my Mustang soon that will require it. They are quite handy to have I would say. To the OP though it may be worthwhile to just buy another hub from Toyota and get it pressed into the bearing. Then it's a bolt-in deal. If you have access to a press it's not that tough a job really. The last one I did took me about 90 minutes start to finish.
     
  15. May 7, 2011 at 1:59 PM
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    85, I agree with you. If I had a garage, I would have more tools. I go to the auto hobby shop on base to do my work. Still have my hand tools from when I was wrenching on tug boats. one of these days, i'll have a garage of my own. :daydreaming:
     
  16. May 7, 2011 at 2:11 PM
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    I changed out a wheel bearing with a piece of 3/4 plywood (for when forcing the assembly against the ground) and some strength. No scratches or issues. Then used a pipe and a dead blow hammer to put the new bearing back in.
     
  17. May 7, 2011 at 3:31 PM
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    I went to PepBoys. They removed the hubs from the old bearings and pressed it onto the new bearings for $40.
     
  18. May 7, 2011 at 4:20 PM
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    The one behind the bearing. If you put a jack under the LCA and unbolt it from the spindle it makes the job easy.
     
  19. May 7, 2011 at 7:24 PM
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    It may, but you dont want to screw up new bearings. I would say nothing short of 20 ton. 12 ton may or may not sit them all the way evenly. I think bench one is 6 ton.
    If bearings are not seated all way in, they will wobble and just wear out fast.


    That works but I decided to invest into press. I did the nammer thing and it took a lot off effort to sit bearings evenly. So it was few blows with hammer, measure bearing in 4 points , figure out which side is too much out .... hammer again....measure then hammer again etc
     
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