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Yes I asked a question I bought this chilton manual on line and it is very vague and unclear. I have a 2004 4 runner with a solid rear axle and the Hub bearing is bad. I am wanting to replace it. I am doing it for someone at church so I did not want to tear into it without asking. I am very mechanical and have all my on tools mostly work on race cars. I see where the hub bearing is attached to the housing flange along with the backing plate that hold on the caliper it also has the parking brake mounted internal to the rotor and they are behind the stud flange for the axle. I am wondering how the axle is in there and whether I use a slide hammer or if I unbolt everything will it just slide out. Usually on this type of arrangement there is a flange on the axle itself for you to bolt to the rearend flange. In this instance the hub bearing is mounted to the housing flange. Is the hub bearing pressed onto the axle, it does not appear to be that type bearing because the hub bearing has the fitting fo the speed sensor in it. or is there a receiver with a snap ring on the axle either way something is holding that exle in the car and the chilton website does not provide picture breakdown like it states and thier instruction are very general and for 10 different type rearends. I hope this helps answer your question
Neal but what is holding the axle in the housing? something is holdind the axle in, if it is passing through the hub bearing what is keeping in from coming out? make sense? remeber the hub bearing is monting the rearend flange not the axle. It passes through the hub bearing. Could it be pressed on. It does not seems to be that kind of bearing. Look up a hub bearing for a 2004 4 runner. It also has like a 3/16 receiver groove at the top of the bearing. It is different I promise. It is not like a typical axle