Front Axle

COMPONENTS

2006 DRIVELINE/AXLES Axle - Sequoia

Fig. 4: Identifying Front Axle Hub Components Courtesy of TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A., INC.

ON-VEHICLE INSPECTION

1. CHECK FRONT AXLE HUB BEARING

a. Remove the front wheel.

b. Remove the front disc brake cylinder.

2006 DRIVELINE/AXLES Axle - Sequoia c. Remove the front disc.

d. Inspect the axle hub backlash.

1. Using a dial indicator, measure the backlash near the center of the axle hub.

Maximum backlash: 0.05 mm (0.0020 in.)

If the backlash is greater than the maximum, replace the bearing.

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Fig. 5: Inspecting Axle Hub Backlash

Courtesy of TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A., INC.

e. Inspect the axle hub deviation.

1. Using a dial indicator, measure the deviation on the surface of the axle hub.

Maximum deviation: 0.05 mm (0.0020 in.)

If the backlash is greater than the maximum, replace the bearing.

2006 DRIVELINE/AXLES Axle - Sequoia

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Fig. 6: Inspecting Axle Hub Deviation

Courtesy of TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A., INC.

REMOVAL

1. REMOVE FRONT WHEEL

2. REMOVE FRONT AXLE HUB GREASE CAP

a. Using a screwdriver and hammer, remove the grease cap.

3. DISCONNECT FRONT DRIVE SHAFT ASSEMBLY (for 4WD)

a. Remove the cotter pin and lock cap.

b. While applying the brakes, remove the lock nut.

2006 DRIVELINE/AXLES Axle - Sequoia

Fig. 7: Removing Cotter Pin & Lock Cap Courtesy of TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A., INC.
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