Toyota's have pressed in bearings, not hub assemblies. You must remove the entire front knuckle and have the bearing pressed out/in.
Before replacing the bearing, try this:
Raise car, put on stands. Grasp tire and push/pull both horizontally and vertically, if any movement then possible wheel bearing, ball joint, tie rod, control arm bushing.
Check CV boots for any signs of leakage or cuts/rips in rubber boot.
Wednesday, September 9th, 2009 AT 5:28 AM