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    Toyota Pick-ups/Land Cruiser/4Runner 1989-1996

    Front Axle, Bearing and Seal

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    REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



    Pick-Up and 1989-95 4Runner 4WD

    See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4

    1. Raise the front of the vehicle and support on safety stands. Remove the wheel.
    2.  
    3. On models with ABS, disconnect the speed sensor from the steering knuckle.
    4.  
    5. Remove the brake caliper.
    6.  
    7. Remove the hub.
    8.  
    9. Disconnect and plug the brake line at the disc and secure it out of the way.
    10.  
    11. Pop off the axle nut lockwasher, then remove the nut, washer and adjusting nut. Remove the axle hub/brake rotor as an assembly along with the outer wheel bearing.
    12.  



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    Fig. Fig. 1: Remove the axle nut lockwasher ...



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    Fig. Fig. 2: ... the nut ...

    1. Pry out the oil seal and remove the inner bearing from the hub.
    2.  



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    Fig. Fig. 3: ... and adjusting nut



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    Fig. Fig. 4: The hub and rotor will come off as an assembly

    1. Loosen the 6 axle shaft-to-differential housing nuts.
    2.  
    3. Remove the snapring and spacer from the end of the axle shaft.
    4.  
    5. Separate the inboard axle shaft flange from the side gear shaft and then remove the shaft down and through the steering knuckle.
    6.  

    To install:
    1. Coat the outboard end of the axle shaft with lithium grease.
    2.  
    3. Insert the outboard end of the shaft into the steering knuckle and then install it to the differential. Hand tighten the bolts.
    4.  


    WARNING
    Do not damage the axle shaft boots.

    1. Install the spacer and a new snapring.
    2.  
    3. Tighten the inner mounting nuts to 61 ft. lbs. (83 Nm).
    4.  
    5. Pack the inner axle bearing with grease and press it into the hub. Coat a new oil seal with grease and press it into the hub.
    6.  
    7. Position the axle hub/brake disc assembly on the steering knuckle and press in the outer bearing.
    8.  
    9. Tighten the bearing adjusting nut to 43 ft. lbs. (59 Nm) and spin the hub a few times. Loosen the nut, then retighten to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
    10.  
    11. Use a tension gauge and check that the bearing preload is 6.4-12.6 lbs. (28-56 N).
    12.  
    13. Install a new locknut and washer, tighten to 35-58 ft. lbs. (47-78 Nm). Check that the bearing has no play.
    14.  
    15. Use a tension gauge and check that the bearing preload is 6.4-12.6 lbs. (28-56 N). If the preload is not within specifications, adjust it again with the adjusting nut.
    16.  
    17. Secure the locknut by bending one of the washer teeth inward and another outward.
    18.  
    19. Install the hub.
    20.  
    21. Install the brake caliper and line.
    22.  
    23. If removed, attach the ABS speed sensor to the knuckle.
    24.  
    25. Install the wheel, lower the vehicle and bleed the brakes.
    26.  
    27. Road test the truck.
    28.  

    T100, Tacoma and 1996 4Runner

    See Figure 5

    1. Loosen the lug nuts.
    2.  
    3. Raise and support the vehicle.
    4.  



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    Fig. Fig. 5: Exploded view of the front axle hub and components-1996 4Runner shown

    1. Remove the front wheels.
    2.  
    3. Remove the shock absorber.
    4.  
    5. Pull off the grease cap.
    6.  
    7. Disconnect the driveshaft. Remove the cotter pin and lock cap.
    8.  
    9. With a helper applying the brakes, remove the locknut.
    10.  
    11. On vehicles with ABS, remove the speed sensor and harness from the steering knuckle.
    12.  
    13. Remove the brake line from the knuckle.
    14.  
    15. Remove the caliper and rotor.
    16.  
    17. Remove the bolts retaining the lower ball joint, separate from the vehicle.
    18.  
    19. Remove the cotter pin and loosen the nut on the axle hub. Using a SST or equivalent, remove the steering knuckle.
    20.  

    To install:
    1. Attach the steering knuckle with hub axle to the vehicle, tighten the hub nut to 80 ft. lbs. (108 Nm).
    2.  
    3. Attach the lower ball joint, tighten to 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm).
    4.  
    5. Install the disc and caliper.
    6.  
    7. Place the brake line bracket on the steering knuckle, tighten to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).
    8.  
    9. Install the ABS sensor (if equipped) and harness.
    10.  
    11. Install the driveshaft. Tighten the locknut to 174 ft. lbs. (235 Nm).
    12.  
    13. Install the grease cap.
    14.  
    15. Install the shock absorber.
    16.  
    17. Install the wheel, lower the vehicle, tighten the lug nuts.
    18.  

    Land Cruiser
    1989-91 MODELS
    1. Raise and support the vehicle securely and remove the wheel assembly.
    2.  
    3. Remove the outer axle shaft flange cap, and then remove the shaft snapring on the outer shaft.
    4.  
    5. Remove the bolts retaining the outer axle shaft flange onto the front axle hub, then screw service bolts into the shaft flange alternately, and remove the shaft flange with its gasket.
    6.  
    7. Remove the brake drum set screws and remove the brake drum. If equipped with disc brakes, remove the caliper and disc.
    8.  
    9. Straighten the lockwasher, and remove the front wheel bearing adjusting nuts with front wheel adjusting nut wrench or similar tool.
    10.  
    11. Remove the front axle hub together with its claw washer, bearings, and oil seal.
    12.  
    13. Remove the clip and disconnect the brake flexible hose from the brake tube.
    14.  
    15. Cut and remove the lock wire and remove the bolts retaining the brake backing plate onto the steering knuckle. Remove the brake backing plate together wit the brake shoes, tension spring, and the wheel cylinder still assembled to the backing plate.
    16.  
    17. Tap the steering knuckle spindle lightly with a soft mallet, and remove the spindle with its gasket.
    18.  

    When removing the steering knuckle spindle on a vehicle equipped with the ball joint type axle shaft joint, be prepared for the disconnection of the outer axle shaft from the joint. The joint ball will fall from the joint. Try to cushion its fall or catch it if you can.

    1. On those models equipped with the ball type axle shaft joint, slide the inner front axle shaft out of the axle housing. On those models equipped with the constant velocity joint type of axle, remove the entire axle shaft assembly from the axle housing.
    2.  
    3. Remove bushing from inside of knuckle spindle with a bearing puller. Install new bushing using a metal tube as a seating tool.
    4.  
    5. Remove the axle housing oil seal with a bearing puller. To install, use a metal tube as a seating tool.
    6.  

    To install:
    1. Install the axle shaft in the reverse order of removal. On those models equipped with the ball joint type axle joint, install the inner axle with its proper spacer in position until the splines are fully meshed with the differential side gear splines. Next, fill the steering knuckle three quarters full with grease and place the joint ball on the inner shaft end. Install the outer shaft and the front axle shaft spacer into the steering knuckle spindle and install the spindle with its gasket onto the steering knuckle.
    2.  
    3. On those models equipped with the constant velocity joint axle, install the axle into the housing and rotate the axle shaft until its splines mesh with the splines in the differential. Fill the steering knuckle housing three quarters full with grease and install the steering knuckle spindle.
    4.  
    5. Adjust the wheel bearing preload.
    6.  

    1992-96 MODELS

    1. Remove the front wheel.
    2.  
    3. Remove the front brake caliper.
    4.  
    5. Using a flat bladed too and a hammer, remove the grease cap from the flange.
    6.  
    7. Using a snapring expander, remove the snapring.
    8.  
    9. Loosen the 6 mounting nuts.
    10.  
    11. Using a brass bar and a hammer, tap on the bolt heads, then remove the 6 cone washers, plate washers and nuts.
    12.  
    13. Remove the flange and gasket.
    14.  
    15. Remove the axle hub and disc as follows:
      1. With a flat bladed tool, release the lockwasher.
      2.  
      3. Remove the locknut, this may require SST 09607-60020 or an equivalent socket.
      4.  
      5. Remove the lockwasher.
      6.  
      7. Using SST 09607-60020 or an equivalent socket, remove the adjusting nut and thrust washer.
      8.  
      9. Remove the hub and rotor together with the outer bearing.
      10.  

    16.  
    17. Remove the oil seal and inner bearing from the hub.
    18.  

    To install:
    1. Pack the bearing with multi-purpose grease. Coat the inside of the hub also.
    2.  
    3. Place the inner bearing into the hub.
    4.  
    5. Install the new oil seal into the hub.
    6.  
    7. Place the axle hub with the rotor to the spindle. Install the outer bearing and thrust washer.
    8.  
    9. Adjust the preload, tighten the adjusting nut to 43 ft. lbs. (59 Nm). Turn the hub right and then left 2 or 3 times. Tighten the adjusting nut again to 43 ft. lbs. (59 Nm). Loosen the nut until it can be turned by hand. Tighten the nut again to 48 inch lbs. (5 Nm). Remeasure the preload again. It should be 6.4-12.6 lbs. (28-56 N).
    10.  
    11. Install a new lock washer and lock nut. Using SST 09607-60020, tighten the lock nut to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm). Check that the axle hub turns smoothly and the bearing has no play.
    12.  
    13. Using a spring tension gauge, measure the preload. It should be 6.4-12.6 lbs. (28-56 N). If the preload is not within specifications, adjust with the nut after removing the lockwasher and locknut. Secure the locknut by hand one of the lockwasher teeth inward and the other lockwasher teeth outward.
    14.  
    15. Install the flange as follows:
      1. Place a new gasket into position on the axle hub.
      2.  
      3. Apply multi-purpose grease to the inner flange splines.
      4.  
      5. Install the flange to the axle hub.
      6.  
      7. Place the cone washers, plate washers and nuts into position, tighten the nuts to 26 ft. lbs. (35 Nm).
      8.  
      9. Install the bolt in the axle shaft and pull it out.
      10.  
      11. Using a snapring expander, install a new snapring. Remove the bolts.
      12.  
      13. Coat the inside of the cap with grease. Install the cap to the flange.
      14.  

    16.  
    17. Install the caliper and front wheel.
    18.  
    19. Bleed the brake system.
    20.  

     
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