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2wd front wheel bearings

Hey everyone!

My front passenger side wheel bearing is getting noisy, as well as developing some play. I was planning to fix this myself with a new bearing ordered from rockauto

After doing some searching around the forum. I found a few outdated guides (missing pictures), as well as them being geared towards 4x4 models.

What I've found is that there does not seem to be a clear guide on putting new wheel bearings on 2wd models. I've also read/watched some things about needing a 20 ton hydraulic press that lead me to believe this won't be simple "bolt-on/off" replacement.
  • With the rockauto bearings, am I looking at a large headache of a task?
  • Would I be better off getting a full hub like this one from autozone
  • Can anyone point me in the right direction of a detailed guide with pictures or a video?

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Re: 2wd front wheel bearings

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See Images Below for Corresponding Order. This is a guideline only but the best procedure that I can find on a 2 wheel drive. Please disregard the CV or Axleshaft values as these are not present on 2wd.

FRONT AXLE HUB

COMPONENTS (Part 1)

Image 1

COMPONENTS (Part 2)

Image 2


REMOVAL
DISCONNECT CABLE FROM NEGATIVE BATTERY TERMINAL
REMOVE FRONT WHEEL
DRAIN BRAKE FLUID
NOTICE: Immediately wash off any brake fluid that comes into contact with painted surfaces.


Image 3


REMOVE FRONT DISC BRAKE CALIPER ASSEMBLY
(a) Remove the bolt and separate the brake tube bracket from the steering knuckle.

Image 4


(b) Using SST, separate the brake tube from the disc brake cylinder.
SST 09023-00101
HINT: Use a container to collect the brake fluid as it drains out.


Image 5


(c) Remove the 2 bolts and disc brake caliper assembly.
REMOVE FRONT DISC
SEPARATE FRONT SPEED SENSOR
REMOVE FRONT AXLE HUB GREASE CAP (for 4WD)
REMOVE FRONT AXLE HUB NUT (for 4WD)
SEPARATE FRONT STABILIZER LINK ASSEMBLY
SEPARATE TIE ROD END SUB-ASSEMBLY
SEPARATE FRONT LOWER BALL JOINT ATTACHMENT
SEPARATE FRONT UPPER SUSPENSION ARM
(a) Support the lower arm with a jack.
(b) Remove the clip and nut.

Image 6


(c) Using SST, separate the upper ball joint from the steering knuckle.
SST 09628-62011
REMOVE FRONT AXLE ASSEMBLY
(a) for 4WD:
(1) Using a plastic hammer, separate the front axle hub from the front drive shaft.
(b) Remove the front axle assembly.
DISASSEMBLY


Image 7


REMOVE KNUCKLE GREASE RETAINER CAP (for 2WD)
(a) Using a screwdriver and hammer, remove the retainer cap.

Image 8


REMOVE STEERING KNUCKLE OIL SEAL (for 4WD)
(a) Using a screwdriver and hammer, remove the oil seal.

Image 9


REMOVE FRONT AXLE HUB
(a) Remove the 4 bolts, axle hub and dust cover from the steering knuckle.
(b) Remove the O-ring from the axle hub.

Image 10


REMOVE FRONT WHEEL ADJUSTING NUT (for 2WD)
(a) Using SST and a hammer, unstake the adjusting nut.
SST 09930-00010

Image 11


(b) Using SST, remove the front wheel adjusting nut.
SST 09318-12010

Image 12


REMOVE FRONT AXLE WITH ABS ROTOR BEARING ASSEMBLY
(a) Gently fix the front axle hub in a vise.
(b) Using SST, remove the bearing.
SST 09710-30021 (09710-03051), 09950-40011 (09951-04020, 09952-04010, 09953-04020, 09954-04010, 09955-04061, 09957-04010, 09958-04011)

Image 13


REMOVE FRONT AXLE HUB OIL SEAL
(a) Using a screwdriver, remove the oil seal.


REASSEMBLY IS BASICALLY REVERSED


Image 14


INSTALL FRONT AXLE HUB OIL SEAL
(a) Using a brass bar and a hammer, install a new oil seal.
NOTICE: Do not damage the oil seal.


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INSTALL FRONT AXLE WITH ABS ROTOR BEARING ASSEMBLY
(a) Using SST and a press, install a new bearing onto the axle hub.
SST 09649-17010



INSTALL FRONT WHEEL ADJUSTING NUT (for 2WD)
(a) Using SST, install a new adjusting nut.
SST 09318-12010
Torque: 275 N*m (2,804 kgf*cm, 203 ft.*lbf)
INSTALL FRONT AXLE HUB
(a) Apply MP grease to a new O-ring.
(b) Install the new O-ring onto the axle hub.



(c) Install the dust cover and axle hub onto the steering knuckle with the 4 bolts.
Torque: 80 N*m (816 kgf*cm, 59 ft.*lbf)



INSTALL KNUCKLE GREASE RETAINER CAP (for 2WD)
(a) Using a brass bar and a hammer, install a new retainer cap.
NOTICE: Do not damage the retainer cap.



INSTALL STEERING KNUCKLE OIL SEAL (for 4WD)
(a) Using SST and a press, install a new oil seal.
SST 09527-17011, 09950-70010 (09951-07100), 09951-01000
INSTALLATION
INSTALL FRONT AXLE ASSEMBLY



INSTALL FRONT UPPER SUSPENSION ARM
(a) Install a new nut and a new clip.
Torque: 110 N*m (1,122 kgf*cm, 81 ft.*lbf)
INSTALL FRONT LOWER BALL JOINT ATTACHMENT
INSTALL TIE ROD END SUB-ASSEMBLY
INSTALL FRONT STABILIZER LINK ASSEMBLY
INSTALL FRONT AXLE HUB NUT (for 4WD)
INSPECT FRONT AXLE HUB BEARING
INSTALL FRONT AXLE HUB GREASE CAP (for 4WD)
INSTALL FRONT SPEED SENSOR
INSTALL FRONT DISC



INSTALL FRONT DISC BRAKE CALIPER ASSEMBLY
(a) Install the front disc brake caliper assembly with the 2 bolts.
Torque: 123 N*m (1,254 kgf*cm, 91 ft.*lbf)



(b) Install the brake tube bracket onto the steering knuckle with the bolt.
Torque: 29 N*m (296 kgf*cm, 21 ft.*lbf)



(c) Using SST, install the brake tube onto the disc brake cylinder.
SST 09023-00101
Torque:
for use without SST 15 N*m (155 kgf*cm, 11 ft.*lbf)
for use with SST 14 N*m (143 kgf*cm, 10 ft.*lbf)

HINT:
Use a torque wrench with a fulcrum length of 300 mm (11.81 in.) .
This torque value is effective when SST is parallel to the torque wrench.
INSTALL FRONT WHEEL Torque: 112 N*m (1,137 kgf*cm, 82 ft.*lbf)
CONNECT CABLE TO NEGATIVE BATTERY TERMINAL Torque: 3.9 N*m (40 kgf*cm, 35 in.*lbf)
FILL RESERVOIR WITH BRAKE FLUID
BLEED BRAKE LINE
CHECK FLUID LEVEL IN RESERVOIR
CHECK FOR BRAKE FLUID LEAKAGE
CHECK VSC SENSOR SIGNAL
INSPECT AND ADJUST FRONT WHEEL ALIGNMENT
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Re: 2wd front wheel bearings

Welcome to kmoses923.

Just FYI, I deleted the duplicate thread.



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Re: 2wd front wheel bearings

So.... you can buy pre-pressed wheel bearings from a few sources these days. Spoiler...the 2WD ones are much more expensive (275 vs 175) than the 4WD because the people who build them have to use OEM Toyota hubs instead of aftermarket since they don't make them for 2WD.

http://www.marionbumper2bumper.com/

https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/...-money.288282/

EDIT: didn't see they had them at the parts stores....Yeah it would be 100X easier, but hard to say how long they would last.

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