How to Replace a MKIII Driveshaft Carrier Bearing for $50

jake8790

Life's too short for N/A
Dec 18, 2011
395
0
0
Oregon
Just wanted to say thanks for the tutorial, got the ranger bearing installed exactly how you did on my 87 and it fit like it was meant to be and it works perfectly.
 

ma70suprawoner

New Member
May 5, 2010
188
0
0
Gladstone, Oregon, United States
i went through driveline.com and it is a oem toyota supra bearing i paid 185 and thats with shipping i will be doing a full right up on the install
destrux;1785790 said:
http://www.iedls.com/Online-Store/details.asp?C=Center Support Bearings&S=4

This place?

They don't list one for our supra directly, but they have that one for "77-94 toyota cars" that looks like it might be right. Only $90 too. No idea if it would fit for sure though, and you have to re-use the original metal bracket.

driveline.com came up with a trucking company website for me.
 

mecevans

Supramania Contributor
Jan 18, 2009
1,295
0
0
M-bay, cali
Called Napa and the part number did not work in their system. Also is this for a 2wd or 4wd, front or rear? They looked it up and they wanted over $200 for it!
 

destrux

Active Member
May 19, 2010
1,180
4
36
PA
That's the line code. Anybody who works at a Napa should know the line code for bearings is BRG and add it to the part when they look it up if it's not there already. When I worked there we had a huge chart with all the line codes on it. I will add it to the first post though anyway.

Also might aswell post that this is still holding up fine, no signs of wear or anything. I have about 9,000 miles on it now and have since gone from the stock twins to a Holset at 16psi.
 
Last edited:

DrDucttape

New Member
Jul 4, 2010
108
0
0
Fort Worth, TX
Awesome thread!
I wanted to post what I found @ oreilly for $10! : IMAG0039.jpg IMAG0040.jpg

Mind you, I haven't installed it yet, but it sure looks to be the right thing.

T-

***** EDIT *****

Mounting bracket fits, bearing is wrong size... No dice on this one...

just found this Anchor update: http://anchor-online.com/pdfs/6061-6062-Product-Alert.pdf

So, this one should fit : http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/detail/ANR0/6062.oap?year=1992&make=Ford&model=Ranger&vi=1137844

I'm picking one up this weekend and trying it out. $26.99 :)
****update*****
It fits! $26.99.
T-
 
Last edited:

te72

Classifieds Moderator
Staff member
Mar 26, 2006
6,602
2
36
38
WHYoming
DrDucttape, there is a very good reason that was only $10... I mean if it works, awesome, but if not, you'll know why. ;)
 

ianstaley

New Member
Jul 21, 2011
21
0
0
Pontefract
Well according to ToyoDiy there are two bearings which I have copied to here

37230‑14061 (01/1986 - 07/1987) 1 € 202.63
37230‑14070 (08/1987 - 07/1988) 1 € 197.65

there are also several different sizes of the thick washer. here

37230G WASHER, NO.2 (FOR CENTER SUPPORT BEARING)
90201‑10008 OD=25, T=4.5, T=4.5 2 € 1.10
90201‑10017 T=9.0, T=9.0 2 € 3.07
90201‑10033 T=6.5, T=6.5 2 € 3.36
90201‑10034 T=11.0, T=11.0 2 € 3.53
90201‑10035 T=13.5, T=13.5 2 € 3.60

I personally will be going the Rockauto route and Ford part. So for me over here in the old world (UK) the ford way is the cost effective way. We don't have so many MK3 suppliers over here as you do. I think this is a great service to all MK3 owners. Thanks. Ian
 

mecevans

Supramania Contributor
Jan 18, 2009
1,295
0
0
M-bay, cali
My 88' has a 1.181" race. Two of the Anchor 6062 bearing i have gotten from O'reilly have been 1.257". I dont know if they are being mixed up during packaging, but check it before you buy. I ordered a 6061 and it will hopefully be right.
 

mecevans

Supramania Contributor
Jan 18, 2009
1,295
0
0
M-bay, cali
Gave Up on the OReilly bearing and got the Napa unit for about $70 cost. Cost Another $45 to have it installed.
 
Last edited:

Poodles

I play with fire
Jul 22, 2006
16,757
0
0
40
Fort Worth, TX
mecevans;1910716 said:
Gave Up on the OReilly bearing and got the Napa unit for about $70 cost. Cost Another $45 to have it installed. They want $140 to balance the damn thing, so i didnt. Think i would go the one piece route if i could do it again. Have yet to install it so hopefully its not out of balance.

Um... Why didn't you install it yourself, and why do they think it would need to be balanced?
 

mecevans

Supramania Contributor
Jan 18, 2009
1,295
0
0
M-bay, cali
Poodles;1910753 said:
Um... Why didn't you install it yourself, and why do they think it would need to be balanced?

Idiots throwing them out of phase. Wear to the internal rubber dampening and ujoints. Vibration and impacts from objects throw them out of balance. Doesnt hurt to have it checked.

Correction. It was $45 for balance and install.
 

koldfire08

Member
Jul 5, 2009
139
0
16
Las Vegas
Not to arise this thread from the dead. (Although i just did... @_@)

I am wondering if there are more updates and people who've done this and if anyone has noticed any issues?
 

SC61 MK3

New Member
Apr 4, 2005
316
0
0
53
FL
I just took my old one to a local shop and they had a direct fit replacement, installed it the other day and its perfect. Got rid of all my driveshaft slop.

imagemggk.jpg