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Re: Wheel Bearing Replacement? (archive)

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Posted by Paul on December 08, 2001 at 10:48:56:

In Reply to: Wheel Bearing Replacement? posted by GMAN on December 08, 2001 at 00:40:34:

I've done my front bearings before, which wasn't too bad, but I heard the rear bearing is different/harder to do. Is it doable with standard tools, and if so, how?



Unless you are a hard core DIYer, I don't recommend this job. I purchased a special service tool from SKYWAY tools it was about $300, if I remember correctly.

Pulling the bearing out is pretty easy with the tool, but pressing it back is requires some care.

Removing the half shaft is a bit of a bear because the car has to be lifted up and the bolts must be removed. It is possible if you have the correct tools, but I found out after the fact there is a special tool available that has an extra long reach to remove the half shaft bolts from outside the car versus underneath.

Good luck should you attempt this

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