79 Series front wheel bearing adjustment

Gladys.the.ute

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G'day all,
Absolute newby to your site, so apologies for my overlooking the obvious (if that's what I've done).
Can somebody direct me to the area where I can learn how to dismantle, replace and adjust the front wheel bearings on my ute please.
I detected play while out the other day on a corrugated dirt road. Pulled the free-wheel-hub control off - then hit a brick wall. I couldn't get the next bit off - those little tapered locating doutons stumped me.
I figured a short sharp shock would loosen them up, but I wasn't game to get a bigger hammer. I wanted to ask first.
So - where is my best place to source relevant information, please?
All the best
Pete
 

Ben

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G'day Pete, welcome to the club. :thumbup:

You really need a copy of the Factory Service Manual (FSM)

You should be able to find a PDF version online some where, or you could buy a proper paper copy from Toyota.

The FSM will have detailed instructions with lots of pics and all the torque settings. Its what all the Toyota garages use when working on customers cars. :icon-ugeek:

Alternatively something like this should have the info in that you need:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Ellery-W...ks_Accessories_Gift_Books&hash=item540ddb379e

To do the job properly you will also need a 54mm socket, torque wrench and spring gauge (fishing scales), and circlip pliers to remove the circlip on the end of the axle. :icon-smile:

Edit. Try this:

http://www.landcruiserclub.net/forums/downloads.php?do=file&id=32
 

Gladys.the.ute

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Many thanks Ben. I tried to get hold of that FSM when I first purchased the ute - to no avail unfortunately. Is it something that someone might share if a bloke asks nicely? :eusa-shhh:
Not looking forward to buying a 54mm socket either - the missus will reckon she's right to go shoe shopping if I go tool shopping...
 

Gladys.the.ute

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Bugger - went to the second link you put up Ben and was rewarded with this:

"Gladys.the.ute, you do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons:

  1. Your user account may not have sufficient privileges to access this page. Are you trying to edit someone else's post, access administrative features or some other privileged system?
  2. If you are trying to post, the administrator may have disabled your account, or it may be awaiting activation."

    What's the go there do you think?
 
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Ben

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No worries. :thumbup:

You cant download/access that page I'm guessing because you haven't made enough posts yet. Hopefully if you make a few more posts you should gain access. :icon-wink:

I'm out of the country at the moment but will be back at the weekend, if you can wait till then I will put some pics up of the correct pages out of my FSM for you on this thread. :thumbup:
 
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