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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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