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Old 03-13-2006, 09:02 PM   #1
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Repacking Front Wheel Bearings 4wd ?

I have '94 4x4; 138,000; manual locking hubs. I know front wheel bearings haven't been repacked in at least 5 years or 60,000 miles. All street driving, no water crossings, etc

1) No bad sounds from front end just wondering if it is something I should try myself or take it to dealership ?
I looked at the price of a 54mm socket (I believe this is the size of front nut) at that is like $25 alone.

2) So anyone have a write up with pics on how to do this on 4wd and difficulty level ? Tips ?
I'm pretty mechanically inclined, but don't have any experience repacking wheel bearings on 4wd.

Since nothing is wrong I'm tempted to leave it alone, but I'm all about preventative maintenance...
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Old 03-13-2006, 09:14 PM   #2
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at $25 you're getting ripped off. i think they're 10-15 bucks most places, also a 2 1/8 socket works fine.

the bearing packing isn't much different on a 4wd than any other vehicle. i haven't done it on an IFS truck, but on a straight axle truck you remove the dial of the locking hub to pull off the snap ring from the outer axle, then pull it off the spindle. there's a seal that needs to be removed(and replaced) on the back side of the hub.
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That's about it- I got my socket for $14 at a motor parts and bearings house. This is also a time to turn brake rotors if needed. If you have any bad CV boots, you might as well change them too, as removing the axle nut and hub is a required step.
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Old 03-14-2006, 08:49 AM   #4
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This might help, it is a front maintence write up. http://www.4x4wire.com/toyota/maintenance/front_end/
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you might find this helpful also:

http://personal.utulsa.edu/~nathan-b...17steering.pdf

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This link helped me out a lot when I did my bearings and brakes a couple weeks ago.

http://www.off-road.com/toyota/wheel_bearing.html

I got my 2 1/8" socket from Sears for like $23, and a 3/4" to 1/2" drive adapter from Harbor Freight for $4.

Do a search under my name and you'll find a thread or two in which much information was given.

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Im sorry for offtopic post, but i was wondering if the wheel bearing kit from marlin, MC-12003, Wheel Bearing Kit, will fit IFS hubs, i.e. my 94 runner. Wheel bearings are not cheap dammit...

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Also, for those large sockets, you can usually use them for free through a lot of auto parts stores loaner-tool progs. I had to borrow one when working on a Jetta one time. Usually you just leave a deposit of $15 or $20 and they give the money back to you when you take the socket or whatever back to them. For things like that that you don't use often it's a great deal. I know AutoZone does it, and there are others I can't remember off-hand.
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