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Front axle
« on: Dec 18, 2017, 09:22:09 AM »
Forgive me because I am new to the Toyota straight axle, I have an 86 that I straight axle swappped.
I just had a question, with the front axle on jack stands, full vehicle weight,  how much toe in and out play should there be in the knuckles? Or pushing/pulling top and bottom of tires in and out...
If none is the answer, I currently have probably an 1/8".
The axle is old and probably due for rebuild.
What would cause the play and how detrimental is it?

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Re: Front axle
« Reply #1 on: Dec 18, 2017, 08:46:19 PM »
There should be zero play.
Most common is wheel bearings.
Also knuckle/trunnion bearings.
Ultimately, if either fail, your wheels could fall off.
hold this. . .

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Re: Front axle
« Reply #3 on: Dec 19, 2017, 09:53:13 AM »
 right on, thanks. The play seems to be out beyond the knuckle. The knuckle doesn't move but the hub assembly has a faint bump when i lift it up and down..
Maybe wheel bearings would be a good place to start.

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Re: Front axle
« Reply #4 on: Dec 19, 2017, 09:58:22 AM »
Honestly koyo bearings seem to last forever. Pull them down, clean very well, regrease them and put it back together as long as they aren't damaged of course.
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Re: Front axle
« Reply #5 on: Dec 19, 2017, 02:01:17 PM »
Honestly koyo bearings seem to last forever. Pull them down, clean very well, regrease them and put it back together as long as they aren't damaged of course.

if they are bad, heres just the bearing kit (you'll need two to service both sides)
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