A nice video and the way Toyota should have done the first generation, but didn't.
pretty straight forward on these ravs!Roundabout, I know it's been a couple of years, but any chance you can post more details of changing out the front wheel bearing? On my 2wd Rav4.1, I think I have either a bad wheel bearing in the front or a bad CV joint.
that is maybe why they like the miata for racing..Wheel bearings are never fun, but like iowagold said, take your time and the right tools make it alot better.
I wish all cars were like front bearings on the Miata. Undo the axle nut, remove caliper and rotor, and it slides right off. Takes 15 minutes to change.
I reused the hubs when I replaced my bearings and said if I did it again, I would replace the hubs.Roundabout, iowagold, kamakeraion and any others:
Have you been replacing both the hub and bearing, or just the bearing?
i just used a grinder to notch the race that was on the hubI reused the hubs when I replaced my bearings and said if I did it again, I would replace the hubs.
When the old hub is driven out with the slide-hammer, part of the inner-race stays pressed on the hub. A 2-jaw puller can pull the race off, but you cannot let the puller twist. I did mine in the front yard so I bolted the hub back in the tire I took off, then I sat on the tire and pulled the race off the hub. I used a pipe wrench to help hold the puller so it didn't twist while pulling.
My new Koyo/NSK bearings arrived. The bearings are exactly the same on both sides. I suppose the photos I posted above are by one of those sellers that disclaim the accuracy of their photos.Which side of the [wheel/hub] bearing faces the tranny?