2002 Toyota Corolla

Tiny
ROBSTOY
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  • 2002 TOYOTA COROLLA
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 152,000 MILES
Carpros:

I would like to replace the front wheel bearings;
how do I remove the old bearings an and install new bearing unto hub assembly without using bearing press machine; what are some tricks of the trade
thanks for your time. Rob
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Tuesday, December 30th, 2008 AT 4:44 PM

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Tiny
MMPRINCE4000
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Toyota does not use a sealed hub assy. You will have to have the old bearings pressed out.
If you raise car, put on stands, grasp wheel and push/pull horizontally and vertically and have no movement, your bearings are probably OK.
I have seen these bearings last 15 years or more.

Trying to use a puller or installer will probably cause more problems.
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Thursday, January 1st, 2009 AT 5:44 AM
Tiny
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I wish all bearings would last 15 yrs. Thanks for your advice on removing bearing. Two years ago left bearing shattered and steering knuckle broke in two peices;
I wish toyota design the veh so bearings could easliy be removed and repacked. Since the car is 6 yrs old I will replace bearing to be safe side. The front end took a beating with all the NY city driving especially in Brooklyn area. Sometimes cant avoid potholes; actuallyl they are more like sink holes. Rob
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Thursday, January 1st, 2009 AT 4:55 PM
Tiny
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I would suggest using Toyota bearings vs aftermarket.

I have used aftermarket axle seals on my Corolla with little success (leak continued), then tried Toyota seals and no leaks. Even though the Toyota seals are twice the price, I am happy to pay it so I don't have to change them every 6 months.

However, it's your money. Mmprince4000.
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Friday, January 2nd, 2009 AT 5:50 AM
Tiny
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Do you mean the seal on both sides of bearing to keep the bearing grease from oozing out? Aren't they just caps with ruber lining on one side? I have had trouble with CV axle seals leaking; maybe I will go with Toyota parts but so expensive; toyota plugs are
$ 15 a peice iradium ; they should have gold plated electrodes
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Monday, January 5th, 2009 AT 12:20 PM

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