Last post on Oct 22, 2007 at 11:51 AM
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Toyota Sienna, Van
Share tips on doing your own maintenance and repairs on your Sienna.
#1 of 4 Advice for replacing rear hub bearings
Jan 25, 2007 (8:05 pm)
Hello, I have a three questions regarding repairing my rear wheel bearings (both sides) on my 2001 Sienna (approx 133K miles on it).
(1) How difficult is it to replace just the rear wheel bearings as opposed to the entire wheel hub assembly? According the the Haynes Repair Manual, the entire assembly should be replaced, but if that is so, I wonder why the OEM bearings are being sold separately?
(2) Are there any special tools required to remove the wheel hub assembly / get at the bearings?
(3) Anything that I need to watch out for in doing the repair (i.e., will I need a tire alignment afterwards, special torquing intructions, etc.)?
My dealer has quoted me $1050 for the repair (ouch). I am fairly adept at mechanical repairs, so I am not afraid to get my hands (and clothes) greasy.
If I can replace the rear bearings themselves, that will cost me $130 + shipping for OEM parts (from autobarnparts.com).
If I need to replace the wheel hub assembly (hub + bearings), the cost will be $280 (Timken brand -- are they OK?), $520 (OEM part from discounttoyotaparts.com), or $700 (marked up price from my dealer).
Your expert opinions are greatly appreciated!
#2 of 4 Toyota Sienna problems and solutions
Jan 27, 2007 (2:24 pm)
I went to change the breaklights on my Sienna today and I can't get the light cover to come off. This IS NOT the light on the hatch. Does anyone have any idea how to get it off. I see only one screw I removed it but it didn't help.
#3 of 4 service manual
Jan 27, 2007 (7:39 pm)
Does anybody know of a good service manual for the Sienna? I have an '05 and I can not find one. Chilton publishes one for '98-'03, but that is it. Haynes does not publish one, either.
I had mine in for an oil change at a shop, and they looked at all the fluids. They told me that the power steering fluid needs to be flushed, at a cost of about $120.00. It has 57,000 miles on it. I am not convinced this is necessary, but if it is, I want to see about doing it my self.
#4 of 4 Re: service manual [sfprairie]
Oct 22, 2007 (11:51 am)
Thats expensive, I think they charge 59-79 to do it at local shops.