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So, real or fake?







I found literature confirming the Koyo DAC4074W-3 is the correct bearing for Corollas and Matrixes and such, so this should be the right thing. Came in a Toyota box that didn't look legit, thick cardboard instead of thin red cardboard.
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Yup, the wheel bearing is toast. Retightened the axle nut and this is the result. Still silent though! Cheeky Lexus with a broken off license plate mount in the back, RIP F Sport grill.


Threw on a cheapo camber gauge dead center on the rotor, got the rotation level using the sight glass, and spun the knob on the back until it showed 0. This is so I can nail the alignment, at least close enough until the next one. I painted the knob so it can't be messed up, and painted the knuckle bolts just in case. Hopefully getting an alignment after FA gets their shit together and sends out those new lower mounts.



Learned that you can't just remove the rear calipers when your car is slammed. Lifting the caliper off the pads causes the handbrake bracket to hit the wheel well. Removing the bracket fixes this.



All off! That Honda ball joint separator took is amazingly handy. The DeWalt mid-range impact has plenty of grunt to remove the 30mm axle nut, I love that thing.

Rear suspension arm test. Rear and center arms are nice and taut, bushings seem fine. Trailing arm is a wet noodle. Should really replace that soon. Shame Toyota doesn't sell the bushings separately, I try to use OEM parts. Suggestions for bushings?


Have a bonus doggie. Little dude's getting old but he's still spunky for a 14 year old.

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Poly bushings, learn to love the eventual noise (or google how to install grease fittings and make grease channels in the bushings).
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After those damn sway bars, I think I'd like to avoid poly at all costs... that grease is NASTY stuff and not cheap.
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Pressing the bearing out at a friend's house failed. BGB says there is a special SST needed, but the illustration just shows a bearing '"cup" or "sleeve" or whatever you want to call it. We didn't have one, so getting the knuckle to sit flat and secure was impossible. Lack of proper tools is what usually gets ya. We did press the hub out, but it took the inner race lip with it so that has to be pressed off (probably with a bearing splitter?).

So I'm taking it to a shop Monday. The proper bearing sleeve kit is around $76 and a shop will likely charge significantly less for one knuckle. It would be nice to have, but I don't have a press! https://amzn.to/2WTAWg6
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You know a section of steel pipe works as a press receiver cup, some thick wall steel pipe from the store.
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Yeah but neither of us has a proper saw, and putting something on a 20 ton press with a crooked ass cutoff wheel cut isn't the best idea.
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3" section of 3" exhaust pipe to rest spindle on
Also helps to bake spindle in oven, 30-min @350f
Press kit https://www.harborfreight.com/10-pie...set-63261.html
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I was going to suggest renting the tool but then I figured out no one rents the tool. We have a tool called a hub tamer by OTC that lets you pull bearings out and in via screw and large lever or impact. I'm not sure his electric would have the balls to press that and I'm not sure anything in california is heavy enough to hold that hub still with a breaker bar and pipe, he might accidentally flip the state over into the ocean.
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My electric has plenty of balls. A lot of them. But seriously, it removes axle nuts with no hesitation I'm really impressed by the power.

Is it similar to the $120 Harbor Freight tool? OTC makes some great stuff but they sure charge a premium.
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No need buy all those extra cups in either Hub Tamer or Harbour Freight kits (only 3 sizes needed). Basic kit Iinked to above, 3" section of exhaust pipe and this bolt, is all you need (and matching nut). I cut another 1" of threads onto bolt, or use some of the other cups as spacers.

I'm doing my other front-hub bearing now. I'll take some photos and write up DIY. Luckily for you, with flush edges on both outer & inner races, you can skip some steps.

Edit: oh wait, i do rent hub-puller & slide-hammer for free from Autozone.
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Danno I split the cost of the kit with a friend since he wanted it for his press anyway and it made the job a lot easier. Well...

Update 1: Shop wanted $70 for one bearing, no hub just knuckle. I ordered the $73 press set.

Update 2: Got the press set, pressed out the bearing successfully at my friend's place and pressed the new one in. Felt good! End of the day win after a few hours of nonstop losses. Inner race still stuck on the hub, tried to rent a claw puller but that didn't work. Kept popping off. Rented a bearing splitter but we couldn't get it situated on his press, couldn't get it off the bars high enough to make room for the hub to drop. So I took my W, went home and I'll just cut the race off like I planned to earlier. Also pressed the bushing out of the trailing arm, and noticed it was pretty bent. What isn't bent on my car?? So we straightened it with a vise and I'll likely need a new one sometime. For now it's getting poly bushings from SuperPro and going back together this weekend hopefully. Gotta return all the rented tools, bust out the Dremel and hacksaw, and get that all assembled.

Update 3: Cut the race off the hub, Dremel went through it very easily. Cut most of the way and tapped it off. Cleaned up the hub and proceeded to use that press kit to press it in. Stupidly used the wrong plate on the knuckle side (big enough for the knuckle opening, not the bearing) and ended up pressing the inner race of the new bearing 1/2" out. Pressed it back together flush and it looks fine, seal lines up and all, and it spins exactly the way it did before. Really hoping I didn't damage anything. Now getting a small hand saw to saw out the bushing sleeve from the knuckle to install SuperPro bushings and get it all back together. Maybe this will happen today.*

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Sorry, should’ve mentioned how to get old bearing out of spindle.

1. Get 3” section of 3” exhaust tubing. This is to support back side of spindle to push bearing out.
2. Split it lengthwise so you can expand it to 3.25” or whatever largest side fits into back side of spindle, and leaves large enough opening for bearing to push into (last photo above)

3. Remove circlip
4. Remove inner seal if there’s one

5. Find press-cup that fits over bearing completely from outside
6. Find large press-cup that fits over exhaust tubing on back side
7. Connect two cups with large screw/bolt and tighten with impact wrench
7b. If impact wrench can’t push bearing out, go back to step 4.5 and heat spindle in oven @ 400F for 30-minutes (no pre-heating needed, this is not a baking class!)

8. Use 5-tonne hydraulic press if you’ve got one. Or 3/4” breaker bar with 2’ long handle extension

9. Press back bearing with cup that pushes on outer race (same OD as bearing). Light oil will help it slide on, like PB Blaster.

10. Re-install circlip and seal.
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I ended up doing that with a proper sleeve rather than exhaust tubing, using a friend's press. My mid-range DeWalt 20V impact wasn't strong enough, only 330 ft lbs (great little impact, zips off axle nuts with ease). Once I had that sleeve it was a piece of cake removing the bearing and pressing it in.

Throwing headlights in the oven is one thing, but I think I'd have my throat slit for throwing a knuckle in hahaha.
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