Toyota Cressida/Corona/Crown/MarkII 1970-1982 Repair Guide

Wheel Bearings

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The front wheel bearings should be repacked every 24,000 miles on 1970-74 vehicles, 25,000 miles on 1975-77 vehicles, and 30,000 miles on 1978-82 vehicles, or every 24 months, whichever occurs first.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION





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Fig. Fig. 1 Pry the dust cap from the hub taking care not to distort or damage its flange



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Fig. Fig. 2 Once the bent ends are cut, grasp the cotter pin and pull or pry it free of the spindle



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Fig. Fig. 3 If difficulty is encountered, gently tap on the pliers with a hammer to help free the cotter pin



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Fig. Fig. 4 Loosen and remove the castellated nut from the spindle



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Fig. Fig. 5 Remove the washer from the spindle



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Fig. Fig. 6 With the nut and washer out of the way, the outer bearings may be removed from the hub



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Fig. Fig. 7 Pull the hub and inner bearing assembly from the spindle



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Fig. Fig. 8 Use a small prytool to remove the old inner bearing seal



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Fig. Fig. 9 With the seal removed, the inner bearing may be withdrawn from the hub



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Fig. Fig. 10 Thoroughly pack the bearing with fresh, high temperature wheel-bearing grease before installation



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Fig. Fig. 11 Apply a thin coat of fresh grease to the new inner bearing seal lip



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Fig. Fig. 12 Use a suitably sized driver to install the inner bearing seal to the hub



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Fig. Fig. 13 With new or freshly packed bearings, tighten the nut while gently spinning the wheel, then adjust the bearings



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Fig. Fig. 14 After the bearings are adjusted, install the dust cap by gently tapping on the flange-DO NOT damage the cap by hammering on the center

  1. Remove the caliper and the disc/hub assembly, as previously detailed.
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  3. If either the disc or the entire hub assembly is to be replaced, unbolt the hub from the disc.
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If only the bearings are to be replaced, do not separate the disc and hub.

  1. Using a brass rod as a drift, tap the inner bearing cone out. Remove the oil seal and the inner bearing.
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Throw the old oil seal away.

  1. Drift out the inner bearing cup.
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  3. Drift out the outer bearing cup.
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  5. Inspect the bearings and the hub for signs of wear or damage. Replace components, as necessary.
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To install:

  1. Install the inner bearing cup and then the outer bearing cup, by drifting them into place.
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WARNING
Use care not to cock the bearing cups in the hub.

  1. Pack the bearings, hub inner well and grease cap with multipurpose grease.
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  3. Install the inner bearing into the hub.
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  5. Carefully install a new oil seal with a soft drift.
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  7. Install the hub on the spindle. Be sure to install all of the washers and nuts which were removed.
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  9. Adjust the bearing preload, as detailed following.
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  11. Install the caliper assembly, as previously detailed.
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PRELOAD ADJUSTMENT



  1. With the front hub/disc assembly installed, tighten the castellated nut to the torque figure specified in the Preload Specifications chart.
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  3. Rotate the disc back and forth, two or three times, to allow the bearing to seat properly.
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  5. Loosen the castellated nut until it is only finger-tight.
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  7. Tighten the nut firmly, using a box wrench.
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  9. Measure the bearing preload with a spring scale attached to a wheel mounting stud. Check it against the specifications given in the Preload Specifications chart.
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  11. Install the cotter pin.
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If the hole does not align with the nut (or cap) holes, tighten the nut slightly until it does.

  1. Finish installing the brake components and the wheel.
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