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wheel bearing?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by devilsalmostfree, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. Feb 23, 2010 at 6:59 PM
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    devilsalmostfree

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    im might be taking my taco in to make sure that the sound im hearing is the wheel bearing. before i spend the money on fixing the wheel bearing & that not being what is wrong! ive got the prices from toyota dealership on what i will need, but im not sure if i will need the seals or not, thats my question. do i need these seals when i do this? i would say that i do, but im not sure! thanks!
     
  2. Apr 1, 2010 at 3:04 PM
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    The seals are just dust covers, they shouldnt need replacing. The bearing is sealed. I am not going to change mine out. I have to replace this weekend. Look for a writeup next week.
     
  3. Apr 1, 2010 at 4:14 PM
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    The bearings are pressed in. 9/10 the seals get f'd-up and need replace. They are cheap compared to the bearings. Get the seals & bearings if you do this. Do it right. do it once
     
  4. Apr 7, 2010 at 8:49 PM
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    So yea. The bearing had to be pressed and the seal had to be cut to get it out of there. New bearing $100, new seal $16 and labor for pressing $105
     
  5. Apr 8, 2010 at 5:41 AM
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    :eek:
     
  6. Apr 8, 2010 at 5:57 AM
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    got to love it. 10 minutes to press a bearing on for $105...son of a.....

    makes one want to buy a Harbor Freight press, doesn't it?
     
  7. Apr 8, 2010 at 1:40 PM
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    Yea they "have" to charge for a full hour even if it takes 5 seconds. Carquest can do it for $55 but the two times I had the bearing assembly off, they didnt have anyone available that knew how to press it so I took it to the Toyota stealership.

    Oh, this is what the bad bearing sounded like on my truck: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gL1dl_M0Nxs
     
  8. Apr 8, 2010 at 2:01 PM
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    yikes :) That's nasty. I better check mine. I have darn near 170K on mine. Factory ball joints, u-joints, bearings, etc....

    I found a guy at Napa who will press bearings on and off for $10. I usually give him $20. Rebuilding two dana 60s and replacing all the bearings and races. I'd go broke at even $55 a bearing.
     
  9. Apr 8, 2010 at 7:40 PM
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    My car had a couple bearings in the track crumble. When they broke, they locked up my front wheel for about a second. When they caused my wheel to seize, the bearing case pretty much welded itself to my spindle due to the sudden stop and the intense heat. It cost me a new wheel spindle, a new bearing and about two hours of using some sort of grinder to grind through the bearing to attempt to reuse the spindle.
     
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