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Rear Wheel Bearings
Posted 12 May 2007 - 07:01 PM
Posted 13 May 2007 - 12:47 AM
I am having trouble finding rear wheel bearings for my 1987 GL 4WD Wagon. I have called every parts store in the area, and drove to one over an hour away because they said they had them. They did not. The bearings are cone roller bearing with a built in spacer. The part number on the bearing is 4T-CR1-0685. The number that the store found that might be it is 513056. If anyone has a source, please let me in on it. I have taken the passenger side rear completely off, and it will not be put back together until Monday. That is when the bearings will be in, they had to be ordered because no one keeps them in stock. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
One of my rear wheel bearings went out and I went to the junk yard and pulled a whole trailing arm for $25 and slapped it on the brat. The local parts rip off shop wanted $100 for the rear bearing. This worked great for me. Good luck.
Posted 13 May 2007 - 12:53 AM
Posted 13 May 2007 - 04:14 AM
Dunno how it is in the rest of the world, but here in Detroit there are at least five shops I know of that sell nothing but bearings, and they usually have no problem sourcing an "impossible" part using either stamping numbers or the ID & OD of the races.
It's pretty much the only route to go if (like me) you're into mixing & matching motorcycle wheels & axles, steering head components & such.
Usually MUCH less expensive than an auto parts store, also.
Like I said, Detroit may be a bit more source-rich, since we're sorta swimming in job-shops for the auto industry, but I'd expect any decent sized city to have at least one bearing wholesaler..give it a shot.
Posted 13 May 2007 - 05:28 AM
i'm not paying no stinkin 100 bucks for no bearings, and its a PITA to get them out of the hub in the first place..
+1million on the junkyard
Posted 13 May 2007 - 02:24 PM
Posted 14 May 2007 - 08:42 PM
Posted 14 May 2007 - 10:46 PM
Posted 15 May 2007 - 05:16 AM
This is gonna sound dead-obvious, but have you checked the local phonebooks under "Bearings?"
I will say that this is a good idea to try.. but I only say that to give me an excuse to go WAYY off topic.
I used to work around the corner from a place (either a distributor or manufacturer, I am not sure) called "Florida Bearings," and every time I pass it I think to myself (while pointing eastwards) "Florida Bearings?? The ocean is THAT way, so north is THAT way!!"
Just a small taste of my outlandish sense of humour.
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