Replacing front diff in Hilux

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 16:15
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Hi All
was looking to replace the front Diff in a 97 Hilux ute ( bearings making a lot of noise in 4wd ) What is the procedure to remove axles with free wheeling hubs ? and any thing that I really need to watch
Claude
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Reply By: Sarg - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 19:45

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 19:45
Depends if it is a rigid or independent front axle. Different proccedures for both. Go and buy yourself a Gregorys manual No.514. Its all in there.
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Follow Up By: Claudie - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 20:43

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 20:43
Rigid axle mate. Will get a manual but was just after a little bit of help and advice on anything that may be worth watching out for??
Thanks for your reply
Claude
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Follow Up By: Sarg - Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 22:42

Sunday, Feb 26, 2006 at 22:42
Probably make sure that you have the right tooling before you start. A 53 mm socket to get the wheel bearing retainer nuts off & a brass drift to get the colletts off of the FWH will make the job easier.
Are you going to do the wheel bearings, seals, etc at the same time?
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Follow Up By: Claudie - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 06:32

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 06:32
Thanks Sarg
Will do the bearings and seals while I've got it apart, had the CVs done 12 /18 months ago but may as well do them again as it will all be in pieces on the floor.
Claude
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Reply By: Member - Stephen M (NSW) - Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 08:50

Monday, Feb 27, 2006 at 08:50
Hi there Claudie, also make sure you put some marks on the front shaft (unijoint etc) before removing so it goes back in the same position, otherwise there a possibility of vibrations more so with the rear diff. Regards Steve M
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Follow Up By: Claudie - Friday, Mar 03, 2006 at 10:30

Friday, Mar 03, 2006 at 10:30
Thanks Steve M
Claude
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Reply By: PatNav - Thursday, Mar 02, 2006 at 23:42

Thursday, Mar 02, 2006 at 23:42
Gee steve M u seem to know abit but its strange how you where asking about how to change centre bearing concidering you seem to give all this helpfull onfo for others MMMMM
have a good one...........
PAT..
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Friday, Mar 03, 2006 at 09:18

Friday, Mar 03, 2006 at 09:18
Everyone's an expert on the net.....even me lol

Leroy
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen M (NSW) - Friday, Mar 03, 2006 at 11:58

Friday, Mar 03, 2006 at 11:58
PatNav !!!! Some things I have done before, eg front hub seals, bearings, and yes even pulled the rear diff apart and sent the diff centre away to get new bearings put in and get the limo fixed, that was after having asked questions first then draw a picture of the item while I'm pulling it apart so I know how it goes back together in the right position, have done this before on my vitara so new roughly what to do, never done a centre bearing before hence why I asked the question how to do the job and what to look for. Eg do you need a press for the bearing etc which I dont have in my garden shed. If certain jobs dont seem to be too hard I will give it a go, if there is too much invovled or special tools required then I wont touch it. Where I do have a bit of knowledge then I will try help some one as much as I can with the things I no, if I dont know then I will say nothing so that I dont send them up the garden path. Maybe you should keep quit unless you have a genuine question that you need answering from people with a little bit of knowledge and some people with a large amount of knowledge instead of being a sarcastic prick. Have a good one........... Steve...
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