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Old 24-08-2010
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Default How hard is it to replace wheel bearings on an 80 series landcruiser?

Hey,
I'm a noob when it comes to this, but would like to give some mechanical work a shot! How hard is it to replace the wheel bearings on a petrol 80 series landcruiser?

Keeping in mind that it is a 1995 model, no ABS, fullltime 4wd....

Or should i just pay the mechanic to do it? If so about how much will it cost?

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its not that hard to do
get yourself a manual for the cruiser (it will come in handy in the long run anyway)
maybe 1-2 hours to do depending on what tools you have and how many drinks you have while doing it
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What job specific tools would i need? Yes i am downloading the gregories manual as i type...

As for drinks if it is a short job they can wait till im done
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tools required that i can remember
jack
axle stands
socket set 1/2" drive 3/8 will do but a bit small for removing the caliper bolts
wheel bearing hub nut socket 52mm rings a bell but im not 100% on the size (locktup sells them)
a good hammer and pin punch set to knock the bearing cases out and new ones in
new wheel bearing grease (make sure to grease the new brgs)
rags and degreaser

that should be enough I think
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Thanks madmacca! Sounds like it should be a go'er. Have read the gregories manual and it doesn't seem too hard. They do recommend using a torque wrench thought (which i can borrow) but i will have to source the hub nut sockets (different front and rear?).
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you will need a 54mm hub socket for the front
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Rear hub nut requires a special tool from Toyota, or you can try two Phillips head screwdrivers crossed in an X with another screwdriver or similar to turn them. Obviously you can't measure torque with this method.

A brass drift or brass hammer is also handy for removing the cone washers without damaging the hubs.

A good outer circlip plier is handy for removing/refitting the snap ring on the end of the outer axle on the fronts. I bought a $$ one just for this job. It could cause headaches without one.

A 8mm x 1.25mm bolt is handy for pulling on the outer axle to refit the snap rings on the fronts.

You'll need seals as well as bearings, but they should come with the kit you buy. While you're doing the back, also do the axle seal (which didn't come with the kit I bought, ordered it separately from Toyota).

Download the Toyota factory service manual, it's the best one IMHO.

Keep a few of the old bearings as trail spares (I wish I'd done this).

If you're throwing out the old races and seals (dunno why you'd keep them), I'll take a set. I'd like to fab some tools for knocking them in and out and I threw my old ones out before I thought about it.
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all the above info is good

never learn untill u try.
its quite easy to do. the rear can be a little bit of a pig without the tool but its doable.

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Download the Toyota factory service manual, it's the best one IMHO.
wheres the best place to download one of these? wouldnt mind it as i'm doing my 75 series fronts also. cheers
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