Swivel Hub bearings setup

Submitted: Friday, May 27, 2005 at 17:24
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Does anyone know how to correctly set up the shim packs for the swivel hub bearings on a HJ75 landcruiser?
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Reply By: V8troopie - Friday, May 27, 2005 at 18:39

Friday, May 27, 2005 at 18:39
Well, I done mine just recently when I replaced the conical roller bearings there.
I have the genuine Toyota manual, describing the procedure and could only shake my head about the complexity of their method. According to them it requires a special service tool (SST = expensive), then the whole lot needs to be assembled and disassembled a few times.

I set mine up by using the shims that were already there in their previous place. Then checking for tightness or looseness of the hub by pulling with a spring gauge as outlined in the manual. It was as specified so I left it at that. The car has since travelled over 5000km with no steering problems, I will check again next time the wheel bearings get repacked.

No doubt somebody here has a more clever method, I'm looking forward to hear about it.

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Reply By: gazzer - Friday, May 27, 2005 at 19:49

Friday, May 27, 2005 at 19:49
G'day Hump,
What V8 Troopy said was about right.Special tool from toyota required to do it right.Other than that put back what you took out and in the same places,ie-thick and thin shims.Done heaps over the years, even accident damaged ones, with no drama.Just measure the preload with some fish weighing scales afterwards.
Don't let em' tell you it's rocket science.
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Follow Up By: Hump - Friday, May 27, 2005 at 20:01

Friday, May 27, 2005 at 20:01
Thank you, but part of my problem is that i think they are wrong there is some strange wear on the knunkle that seems to suggest that it is not running true, what would you sugest to check?
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Reply By: gazzer - Friday, May 27, 2005 at 22:06

Friday, May 27, 2005 at 22:06
Strange wear? wipers can wear front and rears of housing ends
over time,bearings can cause indentations in races, check swivel for ovality. Assemble one side at a time with a bit of oil on the top and bottom bearings. Fit the swivels on bare
[no wipers etc] Fit top and bottom bearing caps and tapers,tighten to 43 - 54 ft/lb.
Hook up scales to steering arm, if preload is right it should take 4 - 5 lb to move swivel [knuckle] . If not right you'll have to play with shims. think from memory they had 1 thick,1thin in top and 1 thick in bottom.If all fails special tool no. 09634 - 60012 [makes it dead easy but you'll only use it once] Best of luck!!
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