View Full Version : center bearing bracket

08-16-2006, 11:54 PM
So.. I'm putting in my axles.. autozone decided not to give me the metal piece that goes around the bearing on the passenger side axle.

Is there a fab way of fix this or should I bite the bullet and go to the dealership/junk yard(pain in the ass ripping a hub apart to get the thingy)?

08-17-2006, 12:25 AM
that sucks!

if you bought the axles today and turned in your core then more than likely autozone hasn't shipped your core yet. usually they take a couple days to ship out cores so you can probably go back and get the center bearing bracket off your old shaft.

08-17-2006, 12:28 AM
is there a bearing on the new shaft?

08-17-2006, 12:33 AM
There is a bearing, yes. I got these axles about a month or two ago.. Have just got around to putting them in. It's holding up my swap progress. :(

08-17-2006, 12:36 AM
is there housing around the bearing or is it just the bearing itself?

08-17-2006, 01:18 AM
It's just the bearing.. The bearing is floating between the bracket. It's missing whatever piece hooks it to the bracket.

08-17-2006, 01:52 AM
i guess it's off to the junk yard then. they'll probably make you buy the whole shaft but maybe not. you might can buy one new too.

08-17-2006, 03:14 AM
That does suck... i ran into the same thing when i replaced my axle. I had to bang the bracket off of the old one, and put it on the one from autozone.

08-17-2006, 03:36 AM
1 More reason to buy OEM....

08-17-2006, 04:35 AM
1 More reason to buy OEM....

When I bought my MR2 lsd inner axles the passenger side which has the carrier bearing.. did not include the carrier bearing bracket... That is a reuseable item held on by snap rings.

08-17-2006, 04:40 AM
I more reason to avoid Autozone. Better rebuilts include the center bearing, but you may have to move the bracket from old to new.

08-17-2006, 08:46 AM
If I wanted to spend 300 plus on an axle then I'd go oem.. Or.. I could go to autozone and get lifetime axles for like.. 150 bux. These one's I happened to have gotten free.

Helps having two celicas. :D

I mean.. I didn't steal.. errm. I just traded for newer.