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Rear wheel bearingd

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by koditten, May 16, 2018.

  1. May 16, 2018 at 5:55 PM
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    Any one ever have a rear wheel bearing go out? '08 has started to growel pretty good around the 50mph point.

    I've changed tires, carrier bearing and a u joint and front wheel bearing already. The only thing left is the rear wheel bearings.

    I'm pretty sure it's the DS, but gonna do both just have the piece of mind.

    120k miles on the truck. If the bearing change out does not take care of the growel, then I'm at the end of my rope.

    What pisses me off the most is I was sure it was the rear WB's from the start, but others disagreed and offered the above suggestions.

    Will report back next week. If this doesn't cure the problem, I'm gonna burn the thing down!
     
  2. May 16, 2018 at 6:23 PM
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    You sure it’s not diff howl? Does the sound change when you get on and of the throttle? I’m not talking speed.
     
  3. May 16, 2018 at 6:26 PM
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    Do have a mechanic’s stethescope? If so, jack up the rear axle, chock both front wheels, and run it up to the speeds where you notice the issue. Actually, have a helper do this. Then put the stethescope on the wheel bearing assemblies, if one is bad you’ll hear it roar.

    I’ve done this with great sucess on a 1st gen Tundra.
     
  4. May 16, 2018 at 7:07 PM
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    Good advice. Will do thise checks.
     
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  5. May 16, 2018 at 7:14 PM
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    You can also use a screwdriver to test for heavier vibrations

    Disclaimer: please don’t press screwdriver against any moving parts
     
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  6. May 16, 2018 at 7:15 PM
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    Check diff fluid also
     
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  7. May 16, 2018 at 7:29 PM
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    Do what landphil said and that will take the guess work out of it.
     
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  8. May 16, 2018 at 9:17 PM
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    Yeh if you think it is the bearing it probably is. Happened to me around 150K. I actually thought it was the passenger side but turned out to be the drivers side. Local dealer did it for I think $800, offered to do both for $1200. Sounds like a lot but it is a big job, entire axle needs to come out and the dam bearing is pressed so you need a commercial press to get it out and the new one in.

    Sounds like a lot but think of it this way, for me my truck is paid for so it was less than two payments for a new truck.
     
  9. May 17, 2018 at 2:35 AM
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    Back then or even now, whomever had a field day replacing your RW bearings.
    I replaced my fronts last year for almost $70 for both and took me little over an hour with House tool.

    Make YouTube your best friend, and get some local tools

    Rear ones are the same.

    https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/132035383195
     
  10. May 17, 2018 at 2:55 AM
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    I've already ordered the rear WB's. I'm getting them from a local auto parts store that still has a machine shop. I will have them press off the old WB's and install the new WB's. This ensure my warranty on the parts will be not be questioned if there is a future repair.

    I'm borrowing a vibe tool from work today. I will try to put the truck the hoist tonight and run it. Hopefully the bad bearing is very apparent.

    Even though I have my own hoist, I'm not very comfortable with a running vehicle on the thing. I got a buddy stopping by who will sit in the truck. Standby.
     
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  11. May 17, 2018 at 3:12 AM
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    Kewl. Keep us posted.
     
  12. May 17, 2018 at 3:18 AM
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    Not noticably. I can make the sound go away cometly by swearving the truck. Turn to the right and the sound/feeling goes away momentarily. If it was diffy realated, the sound would not change while swearving.
     
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    Doing fronts are easy, I can do them in my sleep, rears on the tundra are NOT the same. My time is worth a lot.
     
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  15. May 17, 2018 at 6:32 AM
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    Exactly.

    Fronts take 30 minutes a side including time to drink a beer.

    The only thing I can't control is the time it takes for the machine shop to switch the bearings.

    I've been assured if I drop off axles in the morning, I will have them back by the afternoon. We will see. I've been stung many times in the past by others garenteeing the time the job will take.
     
  16. May 17, 2018 at 7:01 AM
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    So when I was doing mine I asked a shop that I know folks at if they would do it, they mainly are a brake shop. They said the same thing about sending it out, they said they might save me a $100-150 but they would have to send the axle's out to get the bearings removed and replaced. They said it might be a few days, so I choose to take it to Toyota, one day, I never did the second bearing, only the bad one. It was a decent amount of money but I can afford it and at the end of the day its probably less than some folks single payment :). I know some folks can do it themselves because the have a press. You'll be fine, its good you have that connection to the machine shop. I didn't have time to screw with it, I was supposed to leave two days later on a 600 mile drive to go race dirt bikes.
     
  17. May 18, 2018 at 2:47 AM
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    Played around with the chassis ear tool last night.

    Definitely noise coming from the DS wheel area. I get no sound from the PS or the diffy.

    Will update thread Sunday after I pull the axles.
     
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    Sounds like you were right after all.

    Do keep us posted.
     
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    Just got the axles and bearings out. No question. Bad wheel bearing. Passenger side is butter smooth, Driver side is gravely sounding with lots of vibration.

    Dropping them off at the machine shop in the morning.
     
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    Woohoo! Better than the alternative.
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    Good news is you will have new WB's and you still can torch your truck!!!!


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  22. May 21, 2018 at 2:50 PM
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    Done! No more B-52 bomber, WW2 radial engine drone, if you can imagine.

    I still want to cut the bearing apart and see what shape the internals are, but that's for another day.

    Worse part about the job:. The bracket that holds the brake line is attached to the backing plate. The hole for that line dies not have a segment cut out of it. You have to remove the brake line from that caliper and fish it thru the hole. Fuck that. I cut a section out so the line could be removed. Saved me the bull shit of bleeding the brakes.

    Second worse part: Those little clips that hold brake shoes to the backing plate. I really need to get one if those tools.

    Regardless, the brake shoes for the parking brake are only slightly less than useless.

    Anyways. Done with that hot mess.
     
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  23. May 15, 2019 at 6:36 PM
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    Did you have to remove your differential to remove the wheel bearing?
     
  24. May 15, 2019 at 7:37 PM
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    No. It works the other way around - the axle shafts with wheel bearings must be removed to remove the diff.
     
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