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Carrier Bearing At home job or dealer?

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Jerry311SD, May 8, 2018.

  1. May 8, 2018 at 10:59 AM
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    05 Tundra double cab. Just bought it. The Carrier bearing needs to be replaced.

    I'm going to call the place i bought it from and see what they have to say first.

    I have done it on my Tacoma. But not on a Tundra.
    Is this somthing that can be done at home or do I need to take it to a shop.

    If a Shop is needed any recomendations on a shop here in San Diego?
     
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  2. May 8, 2018 at 3:15 PM
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    Just watched a few youtube vids last night to see what was available for my 2002 Tundra 4WD in case I ever wanted to do some repairs should they come up. Saw a really good carrier bearing vid that was less than 10 minutes long by a guy but can’t remember his name. Guy made it look easy. He sprayed some rust loosener on the bearing nuts for a few days prior to the job to make it easier. Very informative and empowering. Sounds like you can do it if you already did a Taco.
     
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  3. May 9, 2018 at 2:53 AM
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    I’m also looking to replace my carrier bearing. Any shop in the Orange County area that has done this, please advise.
    Thank you
     
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  4. May 9, 2018 at 6:59 AM
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    I watched a few Youtube vids.
    It pretty much the same as my Tacoma was. onlything is I'll have to remove a U-Joint.

    I know I should go with a OEM Toyota Bearing but Autozone has a 5 year Warr on the one they have for 90$. If I have to do it agian it will be free to replace and just a hour of my time. When i do mine I'll do a write up also with Pictures..
     
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  5. May 9, 2018 at 7:02 AM
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    If you have the tools or willing to buy tools and have the confident to do the job then I’d say do it yourself otherwise take it to the shop.
     
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  6. May 9, 2018 at 7:50 AM
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    I think the only problem I'll have will begetting the old bearing off. but I can run and buy a puller if needed. I didnt need one for the Tacoma.
    I'll try and do it this weekend.
     
  7. May 9, 2018 at 8:00 AM
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    :thumbsup: Good luck. Let us know how it goes. :cheers:
     
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  8. May 9, 2018 at 8:05 AM
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    Autozone and other auto parts stores will usually let you borrow tools like a puller. I’d check with them and see if they offer that.
     
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    What he said ^^^^^

    I have rented tools several times renting their spring compressor to do lifts and spring replacements.
     
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    I just did the CB on mine. The job is the same as doing a Tacoma. The difference is we have that boot over the telscoping drive shaft. If you dont separate the 2 parts, it is a 2 man job.

    I did not need a puller to get the bearing off. It cam apart with some hammer swats.

    Don't forget to mark all the locations of where the driveshafts bolt to flanges.
     
  11. May 9, 2018 at 9:05 AM
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    Great job!
     
  12. May 11, 2018 at 10:27 AM
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    Done,
    Super easy. Took me an hour. New carrier bearing and greasable u-joint.
    Dropped the carrier bearing 1/4 with a aluminum block 1/4 thick.
    Next project is front 5100s to lift it a little and lower ball joints.

    IMG_20180508_140842.jpg
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  13. May 11, 2018 at 10:28 AM
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    Good job!
     
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  14. May 11, 2018 at 11:55 AM
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    Awesome Jerry, congrats, nice pics!
     
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    Yeah buddy you got this!
     
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