My 1997 Taco 4x4 6cyl ExtendCab just failed state inspection for the center drive shaft support bearing. Id like to change it out in the driveway soon.
It doesnt look too hard , except I am concerned that the flange may be a press fit real tight. The directions state you need a few Special Service Tools. Has anyone ever done this and if so , how hard is it to get the flange from the intermediate shaft? Is that puller tool necessary , could i tap it off w\ a hammer ?
I really only ask that because the reassembly directions say you can press the flange back on with just the nut and a lot of torque.
Any one do this ? Thanks!!