Toyota Repair Problems? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Yes, there are other dealers but that's not really my question. If the hub comes with a bearing already installed, then I won't need the dealer. I'll just order that part. I can't tell from the drawings if this is the case. It doesn't seem like the best idea to press an old bearing into a new hub, so I'm guessing the hubs come with a bearing already installed. If not, I'll be wasting valuable time ordering the hub when I'm essentially stranded right now.
(None of our toyotas have ever broken down before, in like 1,000,000 miles. For the second time, in 6 months they've broken down on the SAME DAY.)
Last Winter it sounded like the bearing may be complaining, so I disassembled the hub once before to replace the wheel bearing just in case. That same day, my wife'w Camry broke down. I questioned that the bearing was really bad enough to replace and I needed my truck to get parts for the wife's car. Back together it went.
The manual said to remove the ABS sensor during the process. The plastic body of the sensor was frozen in its bore, so it cracked. I replaced it with the OEM part but connecting the new sensor triggers an idiot light.
The second question was based on the fact I do not have a techstream or diagnostic computer to read the code. There are many parts that automatically trigger a light or that use hidden buttons or some other way to reset the system. That's what I wanted to know before I go the the trouble of finding a computer to read the codes (when I'm stranded).
I have done a lot of work on Toyota trucks in the past (even built a couple from the ground up) but this was 15yrs ago. I've replaced wheel bearings before but never the cartridge type. I can handle a wrench and I'm not afraid to do the research to find out how to do something right.
Is there an automatic reset trick without the computer?
Do the hubs come with bearing installed?