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Schmleff
12-05-2004, 03:10 PM
Hey Matt,

I am in the process of changing my front wheel bearings right now. My seals that press in by the bearings are shot. Is that a part I can buy from toyota?

Im not having much fun at this. :thumbsdow

johnL
12-05-2004, 03:15 PM
Hey Matt,

I am in the process of changing my front wheel bearings right now. My seals that press in by the bearings are shot. Is that a part I can buy from toyota?

Im not having much fun at this. :thumbsdow

Learn fast brother. My GTS is next. Maybe not, Jerry can have fun with it.

John L.

TRDmkII
12-05-2004, 03:48 PM
the seals don't need to be pressed in they can be hammered in gently....not too hard, toyota sells a kit with both seals and a new dust ring for like 25 dollars not bad, i got the bearing from napa, for like 20 bucks and used my press at work, i've done soo many wheel bearings now they are getting easy...lol good luck, its defnilty not fun with out the right equipment

Dr.Auto
12-05-2004, 07:42 PM
Well Jeff,
in all technicality those "seals" really sren't seals. They are more like just dust shields. The wheel bearing is sealed to begin with but a sealed bearing in itself can only keep so much foreign matter out. I would reccommend replacing the "seals" if this will be a daily driver or anything that will see dust, or rainy weather. The actual dust shield I would just reuse. Even in tatered condition they still function.
If it was a race car your building I wouldn't even bother with the seals if the car wouldn't see any adverse weather conditions. The outer seal just pretty much keeps brake dust out of the bearing and the inner seal rides in the cv axle cup to seal out the elements from the bearing boss.

Perhaps this diagram will help

http://alldatapro.com/alldata/PRO~V15003034~C19166~R0~OB0~P3R0H~N/0/34870055/41746135/41746485/41746487/34853741/34864218/34864722/34861583/34861618/94306423/107339748/41766135

Schmleff
12-05-2004, 08:12 PM
Thanks guys!

Schmleff
12-07-2004, 01:40 AM
Well, I got both sides apart but only the passenger side is bad. It looks like someone filled it with sand and grease to make a nice paste. No wonder it sounded that way.

Does Napa or any other place carry the seals? I would rather pay napa 10 bucks than toyota 20.

I hope the 50 ton press will push this thing apart. It is in there solid.

Dr.Auto
12-07-2004, 02:14 AM
you might check with aftermarket manufacturer, but I doubt they will have them......but who knows. I would almost say that a 50 ton press is overkill. Just be sure to remove that internal retainer ring inside the boss of the knuckle before trying to press it out. once it's apart check the hub to make sure the bearing didn't spin on it and damage the hub. This happens quite often and they are about $100.

Schmleff
12-07-2004, 02:24 AM
you might check with aftermarket manufacturer, but I doubt they will have them......but who knows. I would almost say that a 50 ton press is overkill. Just be sure to remove that internal retainer ring inside the boss of the knuckle before trying to press it out. once it's apart check the hub to make sure the bearing didn't spin on it and damage the hub. This happens quite often and they are about $100.

it looks like some hack changed it once before.

I can tell you right now that it did not spin!

Schmleff
12-08-2004, 12:48 AM
these look nice hey?

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid149/p75acc260089518035be1999e718304cd/f5fc8d4d.jpg

Dr.Auto
12-08-2004, 01:32 AM
Heck......... put those back in man! What are you thinking! they look brand new! :laugh: I don't see how that could've ever made any noise.

TRDmkII
12-08-2004, 05:08 AM
well napa sells the seals seperately at least the last time i checked....so you have to buy both and it ends up being close to toyota, its tricky once you knock the hub out of the bearing because you have to cut off the outer race....if you want to reuse it.

Schmleff
12-09-2004, 03:25 AM
The race pressed out with our big press (50 ton). It did not take much though. Advance Auto and autozone have the oil seals (that is what the manual calls them) for about 14 bucks. Should have her back together this weekend.

TRDmkII
12-10-2004, 01:21 AM
The race pressed out with our big press (50 ton). It did not take much though. Advance Auto and autozone have the oil seals (that is what the manual calls them) for about 14 bucks. Should have her back together this weekend.

coo coo good luck....

Rick89GTS
06-24-2005, 07:21 PM
.....I got the bearing from Napa, for like 20 bucks....
Only $20?!
I went to Napa and my wheel bearings were $72!