User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 05-04-2022, 01:13 PM #1
wicket27's Avatar
wicket27 wicket27 is online now
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Los Angeles, California
Age: 22
Posts: 12
wicket27 is on a distinguished road
wicket27 wicket27 is online now
Junior Member
wicket27's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Los Angeles, California
Age: 22
Posts: 12
wicket27 is on a distinguished road
Wheel hub stuck to knuckle

Hello all!

Replacing my wheel hub assemblies as my front wheel bearings both were in need of swapping. Got the drivers side one done with minimal hiccups. Passenger side is really giving me a run for my money. Will post pics in a little when I get off work, but I cant seem to get the base of the hub separated from the spindle/knuckle. Ive got the bolts holding it in all the way out, cv is loose, and now the bearing appears to have separated. Ive soaked it in pb blaster over the last two days, tried hitting it from all sorts of angles and different hammers, tried heat. Cant get a gap to appear between it and the dust shield. Close to pulling the knuckle out and bringing it to a shop, but wanted to see if anyone had any advice before then. Thanks!
wicket27 is online now   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 05-04-2022, 01:41 PM #2
Inv4drZm's Avatar
Inv4drZm Inv4drZm is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Kansas
Age: 27
Posts: 4,172
Inv4drZm has a brilliant future Inv4drZm has a brilliant future Inv4drZm has a brilliant future Inv4drZm has a brilliant future Inv4drZm has a brilliant future Inv4drZm has a brilliant future Inv4drZm has a brilliant future Inv4drZm has a brilliant future Inv4drZm has a brilliant future Inv4drZm has a brilliant future Inv4drZm has a brilliant future
Inv4drZm Inv4drZm is online now
Senior Member
Inv4drZm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Kansas
Age: 27
Posts: 4,172
Inv4drZm has a brilliant future Inv4drZm has a brilliant future Inv4drZm has a brilliant future Inv4drZm has a brilliant future Inv4drZm has a brilliant future Inv4drZm has a brilliant future Inv4drZm has a brilliant future Inv4drZm has a brilliant future Inv4drZm has a brilliant future Inv4drZm has a brilliant future Inv4drZm has a brilliant future
Try putting the tire back on to get some leverage, or slowly lower the jack with the tires on to let the vehicle weight push it off. I haven't actually had to do this but it might help.
__________________
2005 4R Sport 4WD "The last of the V8s!" - Custom TIG'd SS Dual Exhaust - King 2.5" +2 LT. - ARB Front & Rear - 37's - Dana 60 - Build Thread
2005 Tundra 2WD Regular Cab V8 - Chopped Frame - Short Bed Swap
1977 Celica Liftback - LFX Swap - Build Thread
Inv4drZm is online now   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 05-04-2022, 03:12 PM #3
BlackWorksInc's Avatar
BlackWorksInc BlackWorksInc is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Bend, OR
Posts: 9,915
BlackWorksInc is a splendid one to behold BlackWorksInc is a splendid one to behold BlackWorksInc is a splendid one to behold BlackWorksInc is a splendid one to behold BlackWorksInc is a splendid one to behold BlackWorksInc is a splendid one to behold BlackWorksInc is a splendid one to behold BlackWorksInc is a splendid one to behold
BlackWorksInc BlackWorksInc is offline
Elite Member
BlackWorksInc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Bend, OR
Posts: 9,915
BlackWorksInc is a splendid one to behold BlackWorksInc is a splendid one to behold BlackWorksInc is a splendid one to behold BlackWorksInc is a splendid one to behold BlackWorksInc is a splendid one to behold BlackWorksInc is a splendid one to behold BlackWorksInc is a splendid one to behold BlackWorksInc is a splendid one to behold
Quote:
Originally Posted by wicket27 View Post
Hello all!

Replacing my wheel hub assemblies as my front wheel bearings both were in need of swapping. Got the drivers side one done with minimal hiccups. Passenger side is really giving me a run for my money. Will post pics in a little when I get off work, but I cant seem to get the base of the hub separated from the spindle/knuckle. Ive got the bolts holding it in all the way out, cv is loose, and now the bearing appears to have separated. Ive soaked it in pb blaster over the last two days, tried hitting it from all sorts of angles and different hammers, tried heat. Cant get a gap to appear between it and the dust shield. Close to pulling the knuckle out and bringing it to a shop, but wanted to see if anyone had any advice before then. Thanks!
Thread in the 4 retaining bolts for the hub assembly back into the spindle about 3-4 threads or enough that you can spin the hub without hitting them and still have about an 1/8" gap between the back of the stud on the hub and the bolt. Get a large pry bar and wedge it between the stud and bolt and use that to pry the hub out of the spindle assembly (pushing into the bolt which is your spindle fulcrum point). Do this in a cross pattern slowly and carefully to "wigggle" the hub out of the spindle. Was a trick a coworker showed be and works way better than a hammer or slide hammer most of the time.
BlackWorksInc is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 05-04-2022, 04:54 PM #4
Drcoffee's Avatar
Drcoffee Drcoffee is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Somewhere, yet nowhere
Posts: 1,624
Drcoffee is a jewel in the rough Drcoffee is a jewel in the rough Drcoffee is a jewel in the rough Drcoffee is a jewel in the rough
Drcoffee Drcoffee is offline
Senior Member
Drcoffee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Somewhere, yet nowhere
Posts: 1,624
Drcoffee is a jewel in the rough Drcoffee is a jewel in the rough Drcoffee is a jewel in the rough Drcoffee is a jewel in the rough
I used a chissel to create a gap between the two parts and hammered around the perimeter until it was free. Lifting with the floor jack under the hub helps. Keep soaking it with pb blaster
__________________
2007 4Runner Sport 4WD 4.0L 225,000 miles
The real stats on gun murders in America compared to the world (link)
Good riddance to the Clinton Crime Family--> I Voted TRUMPhows it going for you now Trump is gone? Be careful what you ask for. You may just get it.
Drcoffee is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 05-09-2022, 09:02 PM #5
MikeinNH67's Avatar
MikeinNH67 MikeinNH67 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 708
Real Name: Mike
MikeinNH67 is a jewel in the rough MikeinNH67 is a jewel in the rough MikeinNH67 is a jewel in the rough
MikeinNH67 MikeinNH67 is offline
Member
MikeinNH67's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 708
Real Name: Mike
MikeinNH67 is a jewel in the rough MikeinNH67 is a jewel in the rough MikeinNH67 is a jewel in the rough
I created this short video on how I removed mine. Pretty simple.

Gen 4 Toyota 4runner front bearing replacement tips - YouTube
__________________
Mike

03 4runner Limited
1GR-FE V6 w/199k miles
MikeinNH67 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 05-15-2022, 12:20 PM #6
ace4aday ace4aday is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2021
Location: Hillsboro, OR
Posts: 17
ace4aday is on a distinguished road
ace4aday ace4aday is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2021
Location: Hillsboro, OR
Posts: 17
ace4aday is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeinNH67 View Post
I created this short video on how I removed mine. Pretty simple.

Gen 4 Toyota 4runner front bearing replacement tips - YouTube
That is brilliant. I feel really stupid now. Filed for next time.
ace4aday is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 05-26-2022, 12:02 PM #7
BlackWorksInc's Avatar
BlackWorksInc BlackWorksInc is offline
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Bend, OR
Posts: 9,915
BlackWorksInc is a splendid one to behold BlackWorksInc is a splendid one to behold BlackWorksInc is a splendid one to behold BlackWorksInc is a splendid one to behold BlackWorksInc is a splendid one to behold BlackWorksInc is a splendid one to behold BlackWorksInc is a splendid one to behold BlackWorksInc is a splendid one to behold
BlackWorksInc BlackWorksInc is offline
Elite Member
BlackWorksInc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Bend, OR
Posts: 9,915
BlackWorksInc is a splendid one to behold BlackWorksInc is a splendid one to behold BlackWorksInc is a splendid one to behold BlackWorksInc is a splendid one to behold BlackWorksInc is a splendid one to behold BlackWorksInc is a splendid one to behold BlackWorksInc is a splendid one to behold BlackWorksInc is a splendid one to behold
For posterity, here's a picture of what a couple of us were talking about (was doing a PreRunner wheel bearing yesterday that was a bit crusty and remembered this thread.)
Attached Images
Wheel hub stuck to knuckle-20220525_093146-jpg 
BlackWorksInc is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 06-21-2022, 08:29 PM #8
wicket27's Avatar
wicket27 wicket27 is online now
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Los Angeles, California
Age: 22
Posts: 12
wicket27 is on a distinguished road
wicket27 wicket27 is online now
Junior Member
wicket27's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Los Angeles, California
Age: 22
Posts: 12
wicket27 is on a distinguished road
Forgot to update but ended up taking the knuckle off. Used a slide hammer and the bearing separated? Inner section holding the little cylinder bearings was stuck in the knuckle and no amount of heat/beating I could do would get it unstuck. Machine shop pressed it out without too much problem. New hubs helped a lot, will need to diagnose brake accumulator soon though.
wicket27 is online now   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Reply

Tags
hub , knuckle , separated , side , wheel

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Completely stuck tie rod end (steering knuckle) DontKnowRunner 3rd gen T4Rs 19 12-18-2021 09:13 AM
Lower ball joint bolts stuck in knuckle jack.hanks02 3rd gen T4Rs 24 10-06-2020 11:37 AM
85 Knuckle Service - Fill the knuckle 3/4 with grease? 1st Gener Classic T4Rs 3 02-06-2015 02:35 PM
Toyota Pickup/4runner Full Knuckle rebuild KIT. NEW!! w/ wheel bearings. 4x4climber For Sale: Suspension/Wheels/Tires 0 09-01-2011 12:18 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:53 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2022 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2022 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2022 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
***This site is an unofficial Toyota site, and is not officially endorsed, supported, authorized by or affiliated with Toyota. All company, product, or service names references in this web site are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners. The Toyota name, marks, designs and logos, as well as Toyota model names, are registered trademarks of Toyota Motor Corporation***Ad Management plugin by RedTyger
 
Copyright © 2020