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2010 FJ Cruiser Front Wheel Bearing Replacement

2010 4WD AT, Bought new, 70K miles, Stock, No damage, Mainly highway miles. Drives OK.

I am suspecting a right front wheel bearing failure for a noise coming from underneath. So I searched and educated myself for DIY and purchased a bearing/hub assembly (press fitted) and I started working but I have two questions:

1) According to those instructions, after removing brake caliper, brake rotor supposedly come off from hub freely. Mine doesn't. Is this just stuck by rust (I am in snow country) and tap it to loosen or anything else required for 2010 4WD?

2) Do we need to remove brake rotor first to remove Dust Cover on axle nut?

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2010 FJ Cruiser Front Wheel Bearing Replacement

To get the rotor off, Toyota put two threaded holes in the rotor. They're the only two holes in the face of the rotor near the wheel studs. Run a bolt or two in. It will be tough if rust is prevalent. If you only have one bolt, run it in a little, then back it out and do the same in the other hole. The idea is that you remove the rotor evenly on each side off the hub.

Let me go look up the bolt size in another thread. I'll edit this post and add it here.

Edit: I believe it's an M8 x 1.25 bolt


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I do not see any threaded holes on the rotor (I know those holes of drum brakes on old cars).

I will try using two M12 threaded holes holding a brake caliper to see if I can push out rusty brake rotor.
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You sure the holes aren't there? All the front suspension on the FJ is the same as the Tacoma. And Toyota puts the holes on all their rotors and drums. Here's a pick I happen to have from the rear rotor on a highlander. Just on the other side of the stud to the right of the yellow marked plug hole is one of the holes for removing the rotor. The other hole is 180 degrees opposite it.


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Obviously you are referring to Tacoma. Not 2010 FJ Cruiser.
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I asked my friend with a FJ and he sent me a video on how you can remove rusted rotors on a FJ. At the end, I can see for sure that you're correct in that they failed to put in the rotor removal holes. If you haven't already gotten this done, or to help others in the future, this is a good method for removing rusted rotors: www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-MvacNBYMI


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Thanks. As a matter of fact, I did the same thing as the video showed (using two caliper mount thread holes to push out rotor).
I never had stuck rotor problem before and I will be sure to use Anti-Seize for everything.
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