View Full Version : i have a question

06-25-2013, 08:26 AM
My boss has a 2005 tacoma

his front wheel bearings are on their way out.

he was quoted from the dealership 1500 bucks :eek: is that right lol

300 for each bearing and then 800 for the install

anyone recommend a good place to have them done ?

or are they hard to do your self ?

i have done jeep ones 1/2 hour per side and explorer ones about the same

dirka dave
06-25-2013, 09:14 AM
I've done mine on my 4 runner.

You hav to pull the spindle and press out the bearings.

It's a bitch. I used the 100 ton press at work.

I paied about $100 or so for each bearing.

06-25-2013, 10:10 AM
Our tax dollars at work :rolleyes:

06-25-2013, 10:17 AM
ok so i u tube edumacated myself


8 min vid...includes pressing in new bearings

vid is very detailed and done about 3 times speed so lets over exaggerated and say it takes a hour per side

now for the facts

2 hour job
parts quote i got from lordco 150 bucks total

soooo lets just be crazy and say 3 hours + 200 bucks parts

or you could lol

go to the taco shop and pay for 6 hours labour at what 130 per hour
and they want 300 per side for the bearings


06-25-2013, 10:22 AM
tell him to look up valley alignment in langley. The guy is awesome, reasonably priced, and pretty much one of the only honest mechanics left in the world. Plus he's funny as shit and always gives a bit of a break for a case of beer.

06-25-2013, 11:52 AM
the jobber cheap parts are crap!!!! especially bearings..shitty metal ....

if u want cheap parts in ur truck u will have to do it again n again
not worth it to save a few bucks on bearings ...
u will be doing them more often... if u buy cheap parts..

SKF.. is great aftermarket if they make if for the application
or go buy the toyota ones (they are worth the cash)
or he will be doing them again sooner than expected.....
.hell i have put used autowrecker unit bearins in my ford .....
n they have lasted way longer than any jobber junk i have tried.....
example for the unit bearing for my ford
lordco 150$ea. cheap junk
300 $ ea.skf
410 $ ea.ford
used off a truck with 60000 km 100$ (pair).....
the used for quality off a low mileage truck still outlasts anything i have tried other than the new ford bearings...
dont cheap out on replacement parts on newer vehicles...
especially if it is ever going offroad or any kind of trips....
.if its all about t he $$$ try a toyota wrecker ... ive been amaized of some of the lowmilage parts i have gotten for a great$$$

n still better than lordco jobber junk!!

just my 2 pennys......

dirka dave
06-25-2013, 12:24 PM
I put skf bearings in mine.

06-25-2013, 01:56 PM
stop driving toyotas??

06-25-2013, 02:39 PM
Disturbed industries
#3 - 34366 Forrest Terrace
Abbotsford, B.C.
V2S 4J8
Telephone: 604-746-1711

Ryan is a good guy and has been working on toyotas for 10+years.

dirka dave
06-25-2013, 06:35 PM
With the Internet, everyone thinks they can be a mechanic.

Quite funny really.

Cheese eyes
06-25-2013, 06:55 PM
:rolleyes: .....................

what do I do again .............;)



06-25-2013, 09:25 PM
I like books with pictures

06-25-2013, 09:30 PM
They are easy to do, I have done mine in the front of my 4runner twice in 4 years, stupid stave mud lol.

No press needed to do front IFS ones. rear ones ya press needed.

06-25-2013, 09:33 PM
They are easy to do, I have done mine in the front of my 4runner twice in 4 years, stupid stave mud lol.

No press needed to do front IFS ones. rear ones ya press needed.

Totally different set up have another cookie

06-25-2013, 09:35 PM
Tell him to buy Bretts Taco, no bearings required

06-26-2013, 03:58 PM
Not sure how different the 05 Taco would be from the 07 FJ, but mine are bolt-in unit bearings. Hardest part is removing the bigass nut on the axle shaft.
Probably a 20 minute job each side. That includes driving to the beer store first.

06-27-2013, 11:53 AM
Tell him to buy Bretts Taco, no bearings required

And woman driven!