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first time rebuilding front axles. need advice
« on: Apr 19, 2011, 09:30:39 PM »
Ok, so I ordered some longs, and decided to tear apart and rebuild my front end for the first time. My question is about the bearings. After I cleaned them up real good, there is no discoloration and they appear to spin really easy. The only thing I notice is a little mark between the rollers. Up towards the upper end of the bearing. Should wait four weeks and get all new ones form Marlin or just replace all the seals, felts, etc.. basically I need to know how to tell if the ones in there are still good.
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Re: first time rebuilding front axles. need advice
« Reply #1 on: Apr 19, 2011, 09:50:58 PM »
your good man just put it back together and wen the new ones show up keep them as a trail spare

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Re: first time rebuilding front axles. need advice
« Reply #2 on: Apr 19, 2011, 09:56:57 PM »
your good man just put it back together and wen the new ones show up keep them as a trail spare
one thing. I did notice some very slight pitting on one of the trunion bearings. Is that something to.worry about?
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Re: first time rebuilding front axles. need advice
« Reply #3 on: Apr 19, 2011, 10:36:05 PM »
if it was me. i would just replace it. i hate to have to get back in there again. im meaning after doing my 1st one. it does get easier but still messy and im anal bout how certain things go lol

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Re: first time rebuilding front axles. need advice
« Reply #4 on: Apr 26, 2011, 12:38:18 PM »
one thing. I did notice some very slight pitting on one of the trunion bearings. Is that something to.worry about?

I would highly recommend upgrading to some HD trunnion bearings, they are stronger and have thicker rollers in them.

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Re: first time rebuilding front axles. need advice
« Reply #5 on: Apr 26, 2011, 12:46:47 PM »
I am also doing this for the first time and I found this site to be very helpful: http://www.4x4wire.com/toyota/maintenance/front_end/teardown/
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