Toyota Cressida and Van 1983-1990

Front Wheel Bearings and Hub

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ADJUSTMENT



Cressida
1983-88 MODELS
  1. With the front hub/disc assembly installed, tighten the castellated nut to 19-23 ft. lbs. (26-31 Nm).
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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 in the removal and installation procedure.
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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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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Cressida
1983-88 MODELS


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Fig. Fig. 1 Front axle hub and disc components-1983-88 Cressida



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Fig. Fig. 2 To remove the front axle hub, the caliper must be unbolted and suspended with a wire. Do not disconnect the brake line



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Fig. Fig. 3 When sliding the hub off the spindle be careful not to drop the outer bearing-1983-88 Cressida



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Fig. Fig. 4 Pry the oil seal out of the hub, then remove the inner bearing from the disc-1983-88 Cressida



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Fig. Fig. 5 Once the hub and disc are removed, inspect the spindle for flaws with a magnetic detector-1983-88 Cressida



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Fig. Fig. 6 Using a brass rod as a drift, tap the outer bearing race out ...



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Fig. Fig. 7 ... next drive the new bearing inner race into place



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Fig. Fig. 8 When installing a new bearing into the hub, pack the bearing with multi-purpose grease



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Fig. Fig. 9 You must coat other components inside the hub and cap as shown here



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Fig. Fig. 10 Drive the inner bearing into the hub, then drive in the new oil seal



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Fig. Fig. 11 Adjust the preload to specifications ...



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Fig. Fig. 12 ... then using a spring tension gauge, measure the rotation friction force of the oil seal, check preload again



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Fig. Fig. 13 Using a dial indicator, measure the axial hub play

  1. Raise and support the front of the vehicle safely. Remove the front wheel assemblies.
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  3. Remove the brake caliper retaining bolts, remove the caliper and suspend it from the fender well with a piece of wire. Do not disconnect the brake lines.
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  5. Remove the hub grease cap, cotter pin, lock cap, nut and axle hub. Remove the hub and brake disc together with the outer bearing and thrust washer. Be careful not to drop the outer bearing.
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  7. Using a suitable tool, pry out the oil seal and remove the inner bearing from the brake disc. Throw away the old seal.
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  9. Inspect the spindle with a magnetic flaw detector and check for damage or cracks.
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  11. Using a brass rod as a drift, tap the outer bearings race out.
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  13. Drive out the inner bearing race.
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  15. 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 race an then the outer bearing race, by driving them into place.
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Use care not to cock the bearing race 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 follows:
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    1. Install the hub nut and torque it to 22 ft. lbs. (29 Nm). Turn the hub right and left 2 or 3 times to allow the bearing to settle.
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    3. Loosen the nut so there is 0.5-1.0mm (0.020-0.039 in.) play in the hub axial direction.
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    5. Using a spring tension gauge, measure the rotation friction force on the oil seal. Using a socket in your hand, tighten the nut as tight as possible. Check the preload. In addition to rotation friction force of the oil seal 0-2.3 lb.
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    7. If the preload is less than specification, tighten the nut slightly and check it again.
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    9. If the preload is excessive, loosen the nut and using a socket in your hand, retighten it as tight as possible. Check the reload again.
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    11. Measure the hub axial play 0.05mm (0.0020 in.).
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  11. Install the lock cap, cotter pin and hub grease cap. If the cotter in holes do not line up, correct by tightening the nut by the smallest amount possible.
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  13. Install the brake caliper assembly onto the brake disc and tighten the mounting bolts to 67 ft. lbs. (91 Nm).
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  15. Install the wheel assembly and lower the vehicle.
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1989-90 MODELS


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Fig. Fig. 14 Exploded view of the front axle hub and disc-1989-90 Cressida

When removing the front axle hub on vehicles equipped with anti-lock brake system, be careful not to apply excessive force to the hub and do not let the hub fall.

  1. Raise and support the front of the vehicle safely. Remove the front wheel assemblies.
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  3. Remove the brake caliper retaining bolts, remove the caliper and suspend it from the fender well with a piece of wire. Do not disconnect the brake lines. Remove the brake disc rotor.
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  5. Remove the grease cap. Using a hammer and a chisel, loosen the staked part of the axle hub nut. Remove the nut and remove the axle hub from the steering knuckle.
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When putting down the axle hub, be sure that the ABS sensor rotor is upward to prevent it from being damaged.

  1. Using a suitable tool, pry out the oil seal and throw away the old seal.
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  3. Inspect the spindle with a magnetic flaw detector and check for damage or cracks.
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  5. Using snapring pliers, remove the hub bearing snapring.
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To install:

  1. Temporarily install the hub bearing inner race (outside) to the hub bearing and using a suitable press, press out the old bearing.
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  3. Press in a new bearing. Install the inner races to the hub bearing and using snapring pliers, install the snapring. Using a suitable seal driver, install a new oil seal.
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  5. Install the axle hub to the steering knuckle. Using a socket wrench, hold the inner race (outside) to prevent it from getting out of place.
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  7. Install and tighten a new nut to 108 ft. lbs. (147 Nm) and stake the new nut.
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  9. Install the grease cap.
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  11. Install the brake caliper assembly onto the brake disc and tighten the mounting bolts to 67 ft. lbs. (91 Nm).
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  13. Install the wheel assembly and lower the vehicle.
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