Front wheel bearings

How-to's and repair secrets for your 4WD can be found here. Have a question? Ask it in here!
Post Reply
kitchman
Top Notch Member
Posts: 162
Joined: Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:24 pm
My tercel:: 1983 2wd tercel hatch back ,1986 SR5

Front wheel bearings

Post by kitchman » Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:50 am

Hello again, this time it’s front wheel bearings. First it appears that two types were available, ATM and Koyo. Does it make a difference which one is used? Also would appreciate a shopping list of all the seals, dust covers and races required to do a complete job. I know if I had it all apart I’d have a better understanding of how it all comes together. The illustrations just don’t do it for me. Does the bearing, seals etc all go into the steering knuckle or not?

User avatar
Petros
Highest Ranking Member
Posts: 11360
Joined: Sun Jan 28, 2007 6:31 pm
My tercel:: '84 Tercel4wd w/extensive mods
Location: Arlington WA USA

Re: Front wheel bearings

Post by Petros » Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:59 pm

there is one large inner seal on each front wheel bearing, and there is an inner bearing, and and outer bearing. the bearings have separate races, but they are part of the bearing set, you can not buy them separately.

as I recall, there is a link in the repair guides section to either a series of pictures, or a video, of the steps in the process to replace the front wheel bearings and seals.
'87 Tercel 4wd SR5 (current engine swap project)
'84 Tercel 4wd (daily driver, with on going mods)
'92 Mazda MPV 4wd (wife's daily driver)
'85 Tercel 4wd DLX auto(daughter's daily driver)
'01 Honda Civic (other daughter's daily driver)

xirdneh
Highest Ranking Member
Posts: 2031
Joined: Thu Aug 04, 2005 11:38 am
My tercel:: 87 tercel 4x4 wagon w/reringed engine, 83 tercel 4x4 wagon w/salvaged engine and 4.1 Diff's
Location: seabeck, washington, USA

Re: Front wheel bearings

Post by xirdneh » Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:01 am

pretty sure i made a utube video on replacing front bearings
search "Toyota Tercel 4WD" is how i start all of the tercel videos
might include "front wheel bearing"
Love those Tercell 4x4 wagons but they sure suffer from road noise.

User avatar
NWMO
Highest Ranking Member
Posts: 940
Joined: Wed May 20, 2015 1:08 pm

Re: Front wheel bearings

Post by NWMO » Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:17 am

Kitchman,

Here is Robert's video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMiktl5qzCw


Robert - The video library is on my list, thank you for all of the hard work and great videos.

Chris
Psalm 37:4 "Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart"

In remembrance of my friend ARCHINSTL:

T4WD augury?
"Oh, do not ask, 'What is it?' Let us go and make our visit."
T.S. Eliot - "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"

"Now and then we had a hope that, if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates."
Mark Twain

kitchman
Top Notch Member
Posts: 162
Joined: Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:24 pm
My tercel:: 1983 2wd tercel hatch back ,1986 SR5

Re: Front wheel bearings

Post by kitchman » Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:24 am

Thanks for all the replies!! I had actually watched Robert's video a few times before posting. I watched it yet again this morning and it's starting to become clearer. Not trying to be critical, but rather wanting to fully understand the process, there is a area in the video where he is attempting to install the bearing but didn't see the outer seal and race put into the knuckle first? Thanks again!!

kitchman
Top Notch Member
Posts: 162
Joined: Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:24 pm
My tercel:: 1983 2wd tercel hatch back ,1986 SR5

Re: Front wheel bearings

Post by kitchman » Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:58 am

Just checked rockauto website and the Beck Arnley seal kit 052-3281 shown in the video lists only one seal where as the National 5695 appears to be a complete kit?

kitchman
Top Notch Member
Posts: 162
Joined: Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:24 pm
My tercel:: 1983 2wd tercel hatch back ,1986 SR5

Re: Front wheel bearings

Post by kitchman » Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:25 am

Ok, I stand corrected, I googled the Beck Arnley bearing seal set 052-3281 and from vendors other than Rock Auto it clearly shows photos of the set as being 3 pcs. The photo on Rock should be updated. Also after an exchange with Robert I now understand what the bearing is about and please disregard my comments on his video " not showing the outer seal and race first" , didn't fully understand the concept at that point!

User avatar
NWMO
Highest Ranking Member
Posts: 940
Joined: Wed May 20, 2015 1:08 pm

Re: Front wheel bearings

Post by NWMO » Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:23 am

Thanks for the update kitchman,

I've found most of the pics are for decoration only. A lot of times they won't even be of the part that it's tied to, but rather a generic version.

Chris
Psalm 37:4 "Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart"

In remembrance of my friend ARCHINSTL:

T4WD augury?
"Oh, do not ask, 'What is it?' Let us go and make our visit."
T.S. Eliot - "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"

"Now and then we had a hope that, if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates."
Mark Twain

jimcrazy
Highest Ranking Member
Posts: 507
Joined: Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:33 pm
My tercel:: 1985 4wd 1986fwd 1983 4wd

Re: Front wheel bearings

Post by jimcrazy » Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:09 am

seal kit 052-3281
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

kitchman
Top Notch Member
Posts: 162
Joined: Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:24 pm
My tercel:: 1983 2wd tercel hatch back ,1986 SR5

Re: Front wheel bearings

Post by kitchman » Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:00 pm

Thank you for the photo!! I ordered the last kit rock had and another from Amazon.

señor.tercel4wd
Member
Posts: 38
Joined: Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:12 pm
My tercel:: 1983 Toyota Tercel 4WD SR5
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Contact:

Re: Front wheel bearings

Post by señor.tercel4wd » Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:11 pm

kitchman wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:00 pm
Thank you for the photo!! I ordered the last kit rock had and another from Amazon.
Hey kitchman I'm in the process of ordering the parts for the bearing job. Does this kit service one bearing or both?
'83 Tercel SR5 Wagon Overland Build Thread >>> viewtopic.php?f=6&t=14880

kitchman
Top Notch Member
Posts: 162
Joined: Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:24 pm
My tercel:: 1983 2wd tercel hatch back ,1986 SR5

Re: Front wheel bearings

Post by kitchman » Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:45 pm

That kit is for one wheel, so you would need two kits.

Post Reply