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Re: What size SOCKET for removing REAR BEARING nut (archive)

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Posted by marc on December 13, 2000 at 01:00:23:

In Reply to: What size SOCKET for removing REAR BEARING nut posted by bimmaman on December 11, 2000 at 20:37:03:

It's a 36mm. You'll need a good size breaker bar with a cheater bar, I used an electric impact wrench. As Chris said it is quite a job. I am in the process of doing it right now, only problem is that I'm stuck (2 days so far) on the part where it comes to driving out (hammer until your arm goes numb) the bearings from the trailing arm. I dont want to discourage you but removing the trailing arm and taking it to a shop where they can press out the old and install the new bearings might be a better time and energy investment ($30-50 pr). If you have the time and inclination go for it and if it does not work out take the arms to a shop. This is a good time to install new trailing arm bushings too.

Marc

I am in the process of replacing my rear bearing and I was wondering if someone could tell me what size I need to remove the nut for the hub. I tried to use a 36mm but it's not getting a good grip.





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