Front wheel bearing replacement

Tiny
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  • 1996 TOYOTA TACOMA
  • 135,000 MILES
How do I replace the front wheel bearing on a 4x4 tacoma
Thursday, October 18th, 2012 AT 12:39 AM

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Tiny
KEN
  • ADMIN
Hello,

To replace the front wheel bearing on your truck you must first safely raise up the truck. Then here is a guide to help you get the job done.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-front-wheel-bearings-and-seals

These video can help as well

https://youtu.be/_FzmmBoa4Tg

Is shows a CV bearing being replaced which is what you want

Here is how it will be on your truck (below)

Check out the diagrams (Below)

Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Cheers, Ken
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Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 AT 4:33 PM
Tiny
HOWARD20
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  • 1997 TOYOTA TACOMA
  • 4 CYL
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
  • 200,000 MILES
Drive Train Axles Bearings problem
1997 Toyota Tacoma 4 cyl Four Wheel Drive Manual 200000 miles

How do I remove the front wheel bearings from this vehicle? I have already taken hub assembly apart, and axel is still in place and the the wheel bearing is still on the truck. Thanks
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Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 AT 4:33 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hello
Thanks for the donation.

Replacement procedures for your vehicle's front wheel bearing are as follows:

REMOVAL:
Loosen the lug nuts.
Raise and support the vehicle.
Remove the front wheels.
Remove the shock absorber.
Pull off the grease cap.
Disconnect the driveshaft. Remove the cotter pin and lock cap.
With a helper applying the brakes, remove the locknut.
On vehicles with ABS, remove the speed sensor and harness from the steering knuckle.
Remove the brake line from the knuckle.
Remove the caliper and rotor.
Remove the bolts retaining the lower ball joint, separate from the vehicle.
Remove the cotter pin and loosen the nut on the axle hub. Using a SST, or equivalent, remove the steering knuckle.

((( On 4WD models, the front axle shaft may get stuck in the hub assembly. If this occurs, thread the nut back on and gently tap it with a hammer (preferably plastic) )))


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_0900c152800376a6_1.jpg



INSTALLATION:
Attach the steering knuckle with hub axle to the vehicle, tighten the hub nut to 80 ft. lbs. (108 Nm).
Attach the lower ball joint; tighten to 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm).
Install the disc and caliper.
Place the brake line bracket on the steering knuckle; tighten to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).
Install the ABS sensor (if equipped) and harness.
Install the driveshaft. Tighten the locknut to 174 ft. lbs. (235 Nm).
Install the grease cap.
Install the shock absorber.
Install the wheel, lower the vehicle, and tighten the lug nuts.

If you need further assistance just let me know.

Thanks for using 2CarPros.com!
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Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 AT 4:33 PM (Merged)
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JOHNNYR1965
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  • 1995 TOYOTA TACOMA
  • 2.7L
  • 4 CYL
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
  • 78,000 MILES
Had new tires installed, mechanic said my right side front wheel bearing had some slack in it. Need to know how to replace.
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Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 AT 4:33 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Sorry about this clown advertising we are trying to get it fixed now.
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