Toyota Tundra 2001-06

Axle Shaft, Bearing & Seal

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Removal & Installation





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Fig. Exploded view of the rear axle



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Fig. Standard length of ABS speed sensor rotor and bearing retainer-Rear axle

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

    Rear wheel
     
    Brake drum and gasket
     

  4.  
  5. Using a dial indicator, check the bearing backlash and the axle shaft deviation. If the bearing backlash exceeds a maximum or 0.028 in. (0.7mm), replace it. If the axle shaft deviation exceeds the maximum of 0.004 in. (0.1mm), replace it.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) speed sensor from the rear axle housing, if equipped
     
    Brake line from the wheel cylinder, using tool 09023-00100
     
    Parking brake cable
     
    4 backing plate nuts
     
    Axle shaft assembly, by pulling it from the axle housing
     

  8.  


WARNING
Be careful not to damage the oil seal.



O-ring from the rear axle housing
 
Inner side oil seal using tool 09308-00010
 

  1. If equipped with ABS, perform the following:
    1. Remove and discard the 4 serration bolt nuts; then, using a hammer, drive the bolts from the backing plate.
    2.  
    3. Using a grinder, grind the retainer and sensor rotor surfaces; then, chisel them out.
    4.  

  2.  
  3. Remove the snapring from the axle shaft.
  4.  
  5. Remove the axle shaft from the backing plate, as follows:
    1. Position tool 09521-25011 onto the backing plate with the 4 nuts.
    2.  
    3. Using a shop press, remove the axle shaft and bearing retainer from the backing plate.
    4.  

  6.  
  7. Using tool 09308-00010, pull the oil seal from the backing plate.
  8.  
  9. Using a shop press and tools 09223-56010 and 09950-60010, press the bearing from the backing plate.
  10.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Bearing into the backing plate, using a shop press and tools 09223-56010 and 09950-60010
     
    New O-ring to the rear axle housing
     
    New oil seal into the backing plate, using a hammer and tools 09950-70010 and 09950-60010
     

  2.  
  3. Install the axle shaft to the backing plate, as follows:

    New outer side seal, lubricate the oil seal lip with multi-purpose grease
     
    Backing plate and bearing retainer onto the rear axle shaft
     
    Axle shaft onto the backing plate, by pressing it using a shop press and tool 09316-60011
     
    New snapring
     

  4.  


WARNING
Be careful not to damage the oil seal.

  1. Install or connect the following:

    New sensor rotor and new bearing retainer onto the axle shaft, using a shop press and tool 09316-60011 to a standard length of 4.77-4.85 in. (121.2-123.2mm), if equipped with ABS
     
    New inner side oil seal, using a hammer and tools 09950-60020 and 09950-70010
     
    Axle shaft assembly. Torque the bolts to 51 ft. lbs. (69 Nm).
     

  2.  


WARNING
Be careful not to damage the oil seal.



Parking brake cable
 
Brake line to the wheel cylinder, using tool 09023-00100. Torque the brake line to 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm).
 
Rear brake assembly
 
ABS speed sensor to the rear axle housing. Torque it to 7.1 ft. lbs. (8.0 Nm).
 

  1. Using a dial indicator, check the bearing backlash and the axle shaft deviation. If the bearing backlash exceeds a maximum or 0.028 in. (0.7mm), replace it. If the axle shaft deviation exceeds the maximum of 0.004 in. (0.1mm), replace it.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    New gasket and brake drum
     
    Rear wheel. Torque the lug nuts to 81 ft. lbs. (110 Nm).
     

  4.  
  5. Bleed the brake system.
  6.  
  7. Check the ABS speed sensor signal.
  8.  



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Fig. Rear axle and related components

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

    Rear wheel
     
    Brake drum and gasket
     

  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:
    WARNING
    Be careful not to damage the oil seal.



    Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) speed sensor from the rear axle housing, if equipped
     
    Brake line from the wheel cylinder, using tool 09023-00100
     
    Parking brake cable
     
    4 backing plate nuts
     
    Axle shaft assembly, by pulling it from the axle housing
     



    O-ring from the rear axle housing
     
    Inner side oil seal using tool 09308-00010
     

  6.  
  7. If equipped with ABS, perform the following:
    1. Remove and discard the 4 serration bolt nuts; then, using a hammer, drive the bolts from the backing plate.
    2.  
    3. Using a grinder, grind the retainer and sensor rotor surfaces; then, chisel them out.
    4.  

  8.  
  9. Remove the snapring from the axle shaft.
  10.  
  11. Remove the axle shaft from the backing plate, as follows:
    1. Position tool 09521-25011 onto the backing plate with the 4 nuts.
    2.  
    3. Using a shop press, remove the axle shaft and bearing retainer from the backing plate.
    4.  

  12.  
  13. Using tool 09308-00010, pull the oil seal from the backing plate.
  14.  
  15. Using a shop press and tools 09223-56010 and 09950-60010, press the bearing from the backing plate.
  16.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Bearing into the backing plate, using a shop press and tools 09223-56010 and 09950-60010
     
    New O-ring to the rear axle housing
     
    New oil seal into the backing plate, using a hammer and tools 09950-70010 and 09950-60010
     

  2.  
  3. Install the axle shaft to the backing plate, as follows:
    WARNING
    Be careful not to damage the oil seal.



    New outer side seal, lubricate the oil seal lip with multi-purpose grease
     
    Backing plate and bearing retainer onto the rear axle shaft
     
    Axle shaft onto the backing plate, by pressing it using a shop press and tool 09316-60011
     
    New snapring
     

  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:
    WARNING
    Be careful not to damage the oil seal.



    New sensor rotor and new bearing retainer onto the axle shaft, using a shop press and tool 09316-60011 to a standard length of 4.77-4.85 in. (121.2-123.2mm), if equipped with ABS
     
    New inner side oil seal, using a hammer and tools 09950-60020 and 09950-70010
     
    Axle shaft assembly. Torque the bolts to 51 ft. lbs. (69 Nm).
     



    Parking brake cable
     
    Brake line to the wheel cylinder, using tool 09023-00100. Torque the brake line to 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm).
     
    Rear brake assembly
     
    ABS speed sensor to the rear axle housing. Torque it to 7.1 ft. lbs. (8.0 Nm).
     

  6.  
  7. Using a dial indicator, check the bearing backlash and the axle shaft deviation. If the bearing backlash exceeds a maximum or 0.028 in. (0.7mm), replace it. If the axle shaft deviation exceeds the maximum of 0.004 in. (0.1mm), replace it.
  8.  
  9. Install or connect the following:

    New gasket and brake drum
     
    Rear wheel. Torque the lug nuts to 81 ft. lbs. (110 Nm) on 2001-2004 vehicles and to 83 ft. lbs. (112 Nm) on 2005-2006 vehicles.
     

  10.  
  11. Bleed the brake system.
  12.  
  13. Check the ABS speed sensor signal.
  14.  

 
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