Home / Toyota Supra Forums

Go Back   Toyota Supra Forums! Join the Supra forum! > Performance, Modification, and Maintenance Forums - for generation specific discussions > MKIII Supra

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-06-2010, 01:41 AM   #1
carl johansson
3" Exhaust
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Auberry, California
Posts: 141
carl johansson is on a distinguished road
Default center bering for drive shaft good or bad?

So I can't figure out if I need to change out that bearing that goes around the driveshaft. It spins freely and no catching - but I can wiggle the drive shaft up and down probably 1/2 an inch or so. but it looks like the bearing itself is mounted inside a rubber donut? The Manual I have talks about checking that it rotates smoothly - which it does - but I'm worried about the driveshaft moving up and down. I have not messed with a 2 piece driveshaft before - so I have no idea if I need to change the bearing or not!

any help would be appreciated 88 NA car being prepped for a lemons race - and no I do not know how to spell bearing - but bering and berring and beering all look wrong too!

Carl Johansson
carl johansson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2010, 04:13 AM   #2
12psi boost
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Georgia
Posts: 359
mirage83 is on a distinguished road

With that much movement your carrier bearing is shot. Now, whether or not you want to go to the trouble of replacing it is something I can't answer. I've never done it so I can't tell you how difficult that may be, but the one you're describing is definately questionable for an endurance race.

I believe I've seen them available from Autozone, fairly cheaply even.
mirage83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2010, 05:26 AM   #3
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Pearl City, HI
Posts: 33
reydio is on a distinguished road

Sounds like your bearing is shot. You can replace it or purchase a single drive shaft. Single drive shaft is just another hundred more or less than the replacement center carrier. I would recommend shaftmasters for your single drive needs.

reydio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2010, 05:31 AM   #4
3" Exhaust
scaggsj's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 87
scaggsj is on a distinguished road

Mines out as well replaceing is easy but finding one is tricky, Toyota here said 360 bucks as I laughed and hung up I called all the parts stores only to find no one carried it then I went to a store called eastren imports here in Fl although they did carry alot of stuff for my 87 no center support bearing or driveshaft bearing or carry bearing whatever the felt like calling it Ive had all of them check under all those names nothing, Found one online for 146 but I went to a local driveline specialist and he says he can make me a one piece using my hardware for 150, and Ill never have to worry about it again only thing is I think it was designed that way to take pressure off the joints, so Im not sure. I think Im going with the one piece cause Id rather mess with a one piece less bolts and hardware plus cre showed me a site about the splines in the shaft that goes in and out where if its off a tooth it can throw everything out. Thats what I got sorry its not better news I couldnt believe 360 I asked if she meant 3.60 cause thats almost half a new tranny for alot of cars.
1987 Supra 7MGE - Auto - Stock - White
Previoius Toyotas;
1992 Toyota Celica Gt, (Sold)
1988 Toyota Celica Alltrac Turbo (Died)
scaggsj is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Prop/Drive Shaft, brake question spudz29212MKIII MKIII Supra 13 05-31-2008 08:15 PM

All times are GMT. The time now is 02:43 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86