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Front Diff Housing Ball Joint Rust

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Re: Front Diff Housing Ball Joint Rust

Postby VDJ ED on Sun Feb 16, 2014 3:30 pm

yea mate thats off the toyota manual under "driveline> front diff> reassembly> and scroll till you get to the wheel bearings. thats for a re assembly. I too have for gotten where the wheel bearing section is.

I took my hub flanges off today for a comparison on whether the bearings have been done. One bearing was done about 5000KM's ago (P/S/F) the drivers side is yet to be done.

So making sure the hub is set to free - remove your 6 10MM bolts and gently pull the flange off keeping an eye out for the paper gasket.

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note the color of the grease and how its not runny
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note the paper gasket...will be a pain when putting the flange back on as the gasket moves around hahaha
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looking into the hub, new grease should be visible, sometimes old grease can be seen (right at the back as a poo color) as on mine because i didnt get all the old grease out from every nook and cranny.
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this is the other side, i havnt replaced this one yet so i dont know when the bearing was done :?
note the grease color and how its runny.. i was surprised to see grease on this side as the other side was dry when i did the bearing until i got deeper to the actual load carrying bearings.

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Hope this helps guys, a very simple procedure taking no more then 5 minutes and could save you an expensive tow back to civilization all because someone didnt think grease was important.
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