Steering Knuckle Bearings...

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Does anyone know a good place to get a cheap front axle rebuild kit? I have a 78 FJ40 and one of the knuckle bearings is shot. It's a KOYO Part #303030. Someone suggested I try a Knuckle bearing from an 85 4Runner Solid front, but it did not fit. It was some German bearing, part #30303 ... but no extra 0. Anyway, it would not fit... I am so tired of looking at my truck on jackstands. I wish this 3 month SOA project would be over soon so I can actually drive this thing once in a while. Someone please help. I think it would be wiser to just go ahead and replace all the bearings and seals up there now while I have it all apart.
 
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The correct bearing is 30303 D. A regular 30303 will fit, but it has a different taper and will not last as long in this application.
 
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The cheapest quality kit is at Heart Of Texas Off Road http://www.heartoftexasoffroad.com/.  Robert stocks kits with Koyo bearings.  Good idea redoing the seals while you're at it. $78

Are you referring to Timken bearings?  US made AFAIK.  Did you change the bearing race too?

Dave
 

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