80 Series wheel bearing socket

Submitted: Tuesday, Nov 06, 2001 at 01:00
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I need a socket or tube spanner (54mm) to remove my front wheel bearings for service. The local tools supplier in my town can't locate a 1/2 inch drive socket of that size or a tube spanner. He offered a 3/4 inch drive but the o/s diameter of the socket was too big to fit inside the recess. Can anyone tell me a brand name of a socket (1/2 inch drive) or tube spanner and a suppliers name and phone number to source this piece. I thought about making a tool but would prefer not to if at all possible. TIA Tony.
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Reply By: David - Tuesday, Nov 06, 2001 at 01:00

Tuesday, Nov 06, 2001 at 01:00
Tony, try your local Toyota service centre, there probably guaranteed to have one, or try somewhere like Glenfords tools or Hare @ Forbes or some of the earth moving repair centres, hope this helps, cheers, Dave.
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Reply By: Alex - Wednesday, Nov 07, 2001 at 01:00

Wednesday, Nov 07, 2001 at 01:00
Hi, I agree that making one isn't the ideal solution, but after similar lack-of-spanner-for-
hub-nuts on my landrover, I made one by bending a length of flat bar into a U shape and putting a bolt through it an inch from the end to tighten it on the nut faces. I could then put a screwdriver or similar through the U to turn it (mostly they don't need to be that tight though). Hope this helps. Cheers, Alex
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Reply By: Joe - Friday, Nov 09, 2001 at 01:00

Friday, Nov 09, 2001 at 01:00
Tony as Dave suggested try Toyota they do sell a spanner at a reasonable price.
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Reply By: Jim Robinson - Sunday, Nov 11, 2001 at 01:00

Sunday, Nov 11, 2001 at 01:00
Tony
A friend of mine has one (which he has owned for some years). It is a tube spanner with the following identification 'OTC 1901 2 3/32" USA'
It is a tight fit inside the hub. It is 3/4" drive.
One of the major tool suppliers should be able to chase one of them down for you
regards
Jim
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Reply By: Tony- Sunday, Nov 11, 2001 at 01:00

Sunday, Nov 11, 2001 at 01:00
Thanks all who replied. My local Toyata and one in a nearby town couldn't supply a socket. There's no special Toyota tool. One said their mechanics got there's from 'Snap On', the mobile tool guys. Thanks Jim for your info. I'll try and chase one down.
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Follow Up By: Rod - Tuesday, Nov 13, 2001 at 01:00

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2001 at 01:00
Tony, I have a genuine Toyota tube spanner with 1/2 inch drive. If you're here in Australia the Toyota part number is 09607 - 60020. The cost was somewhere between AUS$50-60. Good luck
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Reply By: Gordon - Saturday, Nov 24, 2001 at 01:00

Saturday, Nov 24, 2001 at 01:00
Tony, I have a GQ patrol,same problem, solved by using a piece of exhaust pipe (new) 2 1/2", 2 3/8"
what ever size suits. Approx. 6" long and shape one end to fit the nut,the other end just drill a hole and use a screw driver. Works well and costs bugger all.
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