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Wheel Bearings

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tgr8st, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. Mar 1, 2009 at 6:17 PM
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    tgr8st

    tgr8st [OP] Member

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    Heres a little information on them, in case someone does a search later down the road looking for answers.

    My drivers side front wheel started to make a weird noise, like metal scraping, and it got progressively worse over a few days. I decided to take the wheel off and have a look, thinking maybe another rock was stuck on the brake dust shield and scraping on the brake. To my surprise, nothing there. I noticed there some play back and forth in the rotor, so I took it off. As I spun the hub by hand, I heard the same metal noise. I took the whole hub off and it was completely fried. No grease left in it and a bearing was sideways. The whole hub smelled burnt.

    I decided to goto the parts store and order a new bearing and have it pressed it. $120 later I had the bearings and went to have the pressed. However, there is a notch on the hub that will crack if you take the bearings out, so you have to replace the whole hub. It would cost about another $200 for the hub, please a couple $20 parts. I threw it all back together and brought it in to Toyota to have it done under warranty.


    Busted hub:
    [​IMG]

    New wheel bearing:
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Mar 1, 2009 at 6:21 PM
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    zmtnbik

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    Not sure how many miles you have on your Toy, but the first move would have been the dealer.

    Your wheel bearing looks like it is over 10+ years old. You do a lot of wheeling on the beaches in Mexico??
     
  3. Mar 1, 2009 at 6:25 PM
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    tgr8st

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  4. May 15, 2009 at 11:14 PM
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    MyToyTaco

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    discovered tonight that my drivers side hub is toast too.
     
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