This is a work in progress, I will be editing as I go.
2005+ Tacoma Rear Wheel Bearing Replacement
1.Lift and support the side of the axle you are working on. It should be higher than the other side to prevent spilling oil.
2.Remove wheel and drum
3.Disconnect the top shoe return spring (big green one)
4.Disconnect bottom shoe return spring (small one)
5.Remove the hold down spring cups. Grasping the edges with vice grips and turning the center piece with need lose pliers works well.
6.Pull the shoes off, and use some pliers to work the parking brake cable loose
7.Remove the parking brake cable from the backing plate with 2 10mm bolts and move it out of the way
8.Disconnect the speed sensor cable
9.Remove the 4 14mm nuts that hold the axle shaft to the housing
10.Loosen the brake line. Use a paper towel under it to catch spills for now
11.Pull the axle shaft out and set it aside
12.Put a vacuum cap or something over the end of the brake line to prevent spillage
13.Remove the rear speed sensor
14.Remove the axle shaft snap ring
And that is where I am at so far. My plan at this point is to take the axle shaft to a shop tomorrow to have it removed from the hub assembly with a press. I tried smacking it with a BFH and some prybars with no luck.
Anyone have any ideas on how to remove it without a press?