a SFA Hilux Front Axle - Simon
showing how the rear seals get fitted, you cannot fit these seals
with the swivel hub fitted, you have to fit them over the end of
the axle, this is the round section, then fit the swivel hub housing,
then you can fit the metal half moon backing plates
round axle end will be very rusted, you might find rust pit marks,
use sandpaper and clean up the surface as best as you can, if you
think that the pit marks are very deep, send me some pic's and I
will let you know if you can still use this axle housing or not.
upper and lower swivel hub nuts.
this is a photo of me
had had a busy day at work, repairing the trucks, thus this is why
my clothes are looking rather tired and dirty, but this photo shows
me hard at work on my Hilux, hey ladies are you looking for a handsome
Ronny says that
he does not carry a spare wheel in his 4x4, he carries a spare mechanic
instead and that is me
When you remove
the top and the bottom swivel hub bearing retaining blocks, you
must make sure that you do not get the spacer plates mixed up, whatever
you take out the bottom must go back in that way, the same goes
for the top, these spacer shims are a special thickness to line
up the side shaft in the housing, this was done by the factory when
they re-assembled the front axle.
Just some photo's
showing the various parts that were stripped off and placed in separate
trays for cleaning.
brake parts, make sure that you do not loose the anti-rattle springs.
end shown from various angles