If you have a Toyota Tundra with higher mileage, odds are you’ll experience issues with your wheel bearings at some point. Here’s a list of common wheel bearing failure symptoms as well as some diagnostic tips, repair info, recommended parts, and other background information that will help you address and repair the wheel bearing and hub assembly.

Tundra Wheel Bearing Failure Symptoms

Tundra wheel hub failure
  • Whining, growling, or humming noise
  • Clicking or squealing noise
  • Uneven tire wear
  • Vibrations in the steering wheel
  • Tundra pulls to one side
  • The steering feels ‘loose’

Diagnosing A Failed Wheel Bearing

If you’ve noticed any of the issues above, you should:

  • Put your car on jack stands.
  • Spin the tires.
  • Listen for a humming or growling sound that is different on one side than the other.
  • Place your hands at 9 and 3 o’clock on the tire and push and pull back and forth. Compare this to the other side.

Usually, one wheel bearing fails before the other on the same axle. If you’ve identified the wheel bearing needing replacement, you should consider buying a replacement for the opposite side of the vehicle, as it probably doesn’t have much life left in it. Bearings are often replaced in pairs. To learn more about diagnosing a failed wheel hub, check out this post. It’s important to address any wheel bearing issues when you notice them. A worn wheel bearing causes a loss of fuel economy, and can prematurely wear a tire. If the bearing completely fails, you could be stranded on the side of the road.

Recommended Replacement Toyota Tundra Wheel Bearings


If you’ve noticed any of the noises or sensations listed above, it is probably a good idea to inspect the bearings on your vehicle. Other things you should inspect include the axle shafts and brakes. If you do need bearings, You can find our OE-quality Toyota Tundra bearings at GMB. We have several wheel bearing and hub applications for the Toyota Tundra:

2007-2019TundraWheel Bearing Assembly: 753-0034Rear Right
2007-2019TundraWheel Bearing Assembly: 770-0040Rear Left
2007-2021TundraWheel Bearing and Hub Assembly: 770-0012Front

Why Do Toyota Tundras Have Wheel Bearing Problems?

Toyota Tundras don’t really have any more wheel bearing problems than any other truck. Wheel bearings on any vehicle (especially trucks) are subject to a lot of stress and abuse. Most times, the bearings will last more than 100,000 miles. If they fail sooner, it is usually due to driving on rough roads and hitting potholes. One hard hit can damage a bearing, causing it to begin wearing out prematurely.

When you need reliable OE and aftermarket replacement parts, look no further than GMB. With more than 70 years in business, we have you covered. Our locations on both coasts ensure your parts will ship reliably and quickly. We also have locations overseas in both Asia and Europe to ensure a smooth, consistent flow of replacement parts wherever you are. You can find our products page here or contact us here.


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