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Rear axle bearing replacement

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Cody06tundra, May 2, 2021 at 1:11 PM.

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    Cody06tundra

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    Hi, I wondering if anybody has the step by step information on how to replace the rear wheel bearings. I don't have a Chilton's or Haynes manual and I don't want to buy and all data subscription if I don't need to. Any help is greatly appreciated. If you're close I'll buy you a six pack.
     
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    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-5MhfqaHsHObmt6RDVhOGtKWjA/view

    Here is a link to the FSM. Not detailed step-by-step but very helpful. Rear axle starts on page SA-92 (2506). It is important that the ABS tone ring is pressed to the right spec.

    I chose to have a machine shop do both of my axles. It was about $90 per side for the labor with me supplying the parts.
     
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    Wow!!! Thanks for the link! I just downloaded it and now I'll never have to search the web for answers again!!! Can't thank you enough!!!
     
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    Oh, you'll still want answers... or tips and tricks lol.


    When you pull the axles out, use some rubber vacuum caps on the brake lines to minimize fluid loss and air that you'll need to bleed later.
     
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    About 10 years ago I went to a community college for 2 and 1/2 years to get an associates degree for Automotive Systems Technology. Just so I can learn how to work on my own stuff to not have to pay other people. So for the most part I know how to do everything is just a matter of finding specs I may be refreshing my mind on something I forgotten. Spending that time and money going to school is probably the best thing I've ever done. And I have no interest in being a mechanic I just wanted to know for myself. Highly recommended.
     
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    Thanks. I’d follow the FSM on this one. Maybe look at my build page at the Pass Side Seal Job to see the ‘Grease Test’. Main tool needed is a Press for the Bearing Job. Without a good Press, its a Mangle Job.
     
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    This is the video you need. It shows you everything you need to know.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=R-c2x3F8DU4

    He’s working on a 3rd gen 4Runner, but our axles are exactly the same. The guy has a whole library of videos on YT on the maintenance of 3rd gen 4Runners. (I used to own one, and Timmy is the go-to guy for this kind of knowledge). He’s exceptionally smart, knowledgeable, and thorough in his videos.

    Here’s the take-away:
    1- placement of the race for the inner seal is the thing that gets an inexperienced tech/diy-er. Pay particular attention to this as it is critical.
    2- you need a press (20 ton harbor freight if you don’t have one already)
    3- you need a special tool.

    If you’re interested, have the special tool Tim references in that video. I’ve loaned it to another member here (@Mytechguyri) and it worked out well.
    We handled it the same way as the auto parts stores do. You essentially buy the tool ($180) and I refund your money when you return it. You pay actual shipping. (About $25 each way last time, so $50 total)
    I’m not interested in making money on it, I just don’t want to lose money or the tool.
    PM me if you’re interested.
    I’m also happy to lend any assistance I can as I’ve done the job on my truck.
     

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