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Discussion in 'Suspension' started by paulmars, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. Jul 16, 2009 at 4:49 PM
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    paulmars

    paulmars [OP] Member

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    Factory recommended repacking heavy or light duty use is every 24 months or 30k miles, which ever comes first. Am I shortening the life of my bearings by ignoring this? 2003 2.0L 5sp 41k miles. Florida, no off road.

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  2. Jul 16, 2009 at 5:03 PM
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    Probably not, but it is factory recommended for a reason. My 02 V6 4x4 had sealed wheel bearings that couldn't be repacked.
     
  3. Jul 16, 2009 at 5:07 PM
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    What's your factory recommended replacement frequency? Tks.
     
  4. Jul 16, 2009 at 5:14 PM
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    They don't need replaced until they're showing signs of damage. I sold that truck. With almost 130k miles on the odometer, I think the wheel bearings were the originals.
     
  5. Jul 16, 2009 at 5:58 PM
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    I wish mine were as simple.
     
  6. Jul 17, 2009 at 10:43 AM
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    I would like to hear from other tacoma owners regarding this maintenance frequency. Does anyone actually do this every 30k miles? Has anyone not and been sorry?
     
  7. Jul 17, 2009 at 11:06 AM
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    I didn't know you could pack wheel bearings on a Tacoma. There is nothing in the owner's manual about it. I thought they were sealed bearings? I could be wrong. It's been known to happen.:)
     
  8. Jul 17, 2009 at 11:35 AM
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    Could be, The maintenance book says to lubricate them every 30k or 24 months. I asked at the service dept and I was told that lubricate means clean and repack. But it would not be the first time a service dept gave me wrong info. I've looked and I see no lub points. Hmmmmm
     
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