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Re: changing a wheel bearing (archive)

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Posted by george3145 on June 25, 2002 at 10:40:02:

In Reply to: changing a wheel bearing posted by Nicholas on June 24, 2002 at 23:53:20:

if its the front never fear,
if its the rear buy a whole lot of beer.

For the front you'll need a torque wrench that can go to 290 Nm... plus a new 46mm nut and a socket that will fit it. A puller may be helpful.

The rear can be a nightmare without expensive special tools. You need to drive out the old bearing with a socket that fits through the housing but touches the outer portion of the bearing. A hammer and a torch... Then need to figure out how to get the shaft back into the hub without hammering it in.

-george


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