Toyota Land Cruiser, Sequoia 6 2001-06

Spindle Bearings

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    Grease cap, for 2WD
     
    Cotter pin and lock cap, for 4WD
     
    Locknut, by applying the brakes
     
    Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) speed sensor and wiring harness clamp from the steering knuckle
     
    Brake line clamp from the steering knuckle
     

  4.  


NOTE
Be careful not to damage the brake tube.



Brake caliper and disc
 

  1. Support the steering knuckle
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    4 lower ball joint-to-steering knuckle bolts
     
    Upper ball joint cotter pin and loosen the nut
     
    Upper ball joint from the steering knuckle using tool 09950-40011
     
    Steering knuckle by placing it in a soft-jawed vise
     
    Inside oil seal
     
    4 bolts and shift the dust cover towards the hub side (outside)
     
    Axle hub from the steering knuckle using tools 09710-30021 and 09950-40011
     
    Dust cover from the steering knuckle
     
    Bearing spacer and ABS speed sensor (with ABS) or spacer (without ABS)
     

  4.  


WARNING
Be careful not to scratch the speed sensor rotor serrations



Outside oil seal from the steering knuckle
 
Bearing snapring from the steering knuckle
 
Bearing from the steering knuckle, using a shop press and tools 09950-60020 and 09950-70010
 



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Fig. Exploded view of the front axle hub and related components-Sequoia

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Bearing to the steering knuckle, using a shop press and tools 09527-17011 and 09950-60020
     
    Bearing snapring to the steering knuckle
     
    New outside oil seal to the steering knuckle, using tools 09223-15030 and 09527-17011
     
    Dust cover to the steering knuckle. Torque the 4 bolts to 13 ft. lbs. (18 Nm).
     
    Axle hub to the steering knuckle using a shop press and tool 09649-17010
     
    ABS speed sensor (with ABS) or spacer (without ABS)
     

  2.  


WARNING
Be careful not to scratch the speed sensor rotor serrations



Bearing spacer, using a shop press and tools 09950-60010 and 09950-70010
 
New inside oil seal, using tool 09527-17011 and a plastic hammer
 

  1. For 4WD, install or connect the following:
    1. Halfshaft into the axle hub and temporarily tighten the nut
    2.  

  2.  


WARNING
Be careful not to damage the oil seal or boot.

  1. Steering knuckle to the upper control arm. Tighten the nut to 77 ft. lbs. (105 Nm).
  2.  
  3. New cotter pin.
  4.  

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Lower ball joint to the steering knuckle. Torque the 4 bolts to 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm).
     
    Strut
     
    Brake disc and caliper. Torque both caliper bolts to 90 ft. lbs. (123 Nm).
     
    Brake line clamp to the steering knuckle. Torque the bolt to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).
     
    ABS speed sensor. Torque both bolts to 7.1 ft. lbs. (8.2 Nm).
     
    Halfshaft locknut. Torque the nut to 173 ft. lbs. (235 Nm), by applying the brakes.
     
    Lock cap and new cotter pin
     
    Grease cap, for 2WD
     
    Front wheel
     

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  3. Depress the brake pedal several times.
  4.  
  5. Check and/or adjust the front wheel alignment.
  6.  
  7. Check the ABS speed sensor signal.
  8.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    Brake caliper
     
    Grease cap
     
    Snapring
     
    Hub drive flange
     
    Locknut
     
    Lockwasher
     
    Adjusting nut
     
    Outer bearing
     
    Wheel hub
     
    Disc brake dust shield
     
    Wheel speed sensor and harness
     
    Outer tie rod end
     
    Upper ball joint
     
    Lower ball joint
     
    Steering knuckle
     
    Oil seal, bushing and spindle bearing
     

  4.  


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    Fig. Removing the oil seal, bushing and spindle bearing-Land Cruiser


To install:

  1. Coat the spindle bearing and bushing with lithium grease.
  2.  
  3. Fill the spindle cavity with lithium grease.
  4.  
  5. Press the spindle bearing and bushing into the spindle.
  6.  
  7. Install or connect the following:

    Oil seal
     
    Steering knuckle
     
    Upper ball joint. Tighten the nut to 81 ft. lbs. (110 Nm).
     
    Lower ball joint. Tighten the nut to 117 ft. lbs. (159 Nm).
     
    Outer tie rod end. Tighten the nut to 91 ft. lbs. (122 Nm).
     
    Wheel speed sensor and harness
     
    Disc brake dust shield. Tighten the bolts to 13 ft. lbs. (18 Nm).
     
    Wheel hub
     
    Outer bearing
     
    Adjusting nut. Adjust the wheel bearings.
     
    Lockwasher
     
    Locknut. Tighten the nut to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm).
     
    Hub drive flange. Tighten the nuts to 26 ft. lbs. (35 Nm).
     
    Snapring
     
    Grease cap
     
    Brake caliper
     
    Front wheel
     

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