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1997 Extended Cab hanger bearing

Discussion in 'Other Toyota Vehicles' started by se3388, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. Jul 23, 2016 at 7:54 PM
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    se3388

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    I recently bought a 97 SR5 T100 and was replacing a few things such as rotors, shocks and noticed that the hanger bearing has about 3/8th inch play, I can grab the drive shaft and move it up and down and side to side about 3/8th inch. That is one thing I have never in my life had to change on a vehicle Lord knows I have changed everything else numerous times. I believe the play is between the rubber and the outer housing. I am thinking this excessive, the cv joint by the bearing is pretty tight with no play or slack. Should it be replaced right away or should it last for a while longer? Thanks for any advice.

    Steve........
     
  2. Jul 23, 2016 at 8:43 PM
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    Mike

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    yep bank account is running low from it..
    With that much play the center bearing has failed long time ago. I would replace it when you can. The cardon joint is a pain in the ass to work with.. if you replace the center bearing replace in the spider joints and inspect u joints for excessive wear if so replace.

    Fyi just remember to mark the shafts and flange with a pen so you don't have to play drive line 90degree turns to get it to stop vibration on you.
     
  3. Jul 23, 2016 at 8:54 PM
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    I was kind of thinking that may be the case. I've never messed with a cardon joint, I guess this my chance, if it is loose then I know it needs repair but if it is tight (no play) then I should leave it alone right?

    Steve.............
     
  4. Jul 23, 2016 at 9:03 PM
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    yep bank account is running low from it..
    The proper way is to get it on a lift and listen to the bearings spin with a stethoscope..that way you can confirm it needs replacing.

    You can have spider joints tight (rusted) and they feel fine on the truck but once you break the flange bolts off o boy they where beyond the wear point you can feel how bad they where worn out..

    I have a 95 Tacoma same as t100 I just replace all my spiders and center bearing at 278,000..

    Imo if I would have had the time I would have had a custom made drive shaft done.. less joints no center bearing no cardon joints and runs so much smoother...
     
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