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Old June 14th, 2010, 02:52 PM   #1
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How to replace front wheel bearing?

I need to replace my front passenger side wheel bearing as a shop just told me it is broken and needs to be replaced. How do I go about doing this? The shop wanted to charge me over $100 just for the bearing itself and then another $215 to replace it. I'm looking for a step by step guide (preferrably with pictures) on how to do this process myself. Thanks!
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Old June 14th, 2010, 03:47 PM   #2
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unless you have access to a press, theres no way you can get the bearing out and press in the new race.

you can save some money by pulling the knuckle out, and taking it to a shop to have them press out the old one, and press in the new one. then re-assemble everything yourself.
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Old June 14th, 2010, 05:39 PM   #3
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^+1, a 12ton or better press is needed.....
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Old June 14th, 2010, 05:43 PM   #4
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$50 was the cheapest labor I could find for a shop to remove the old one and press in the new jurnt....

this whole process really isn't too difficult, but I wouldn't recommend it as a diy for a novice....(you can f up your axle if you don't break it free from the hub first...trust me, I KNOW)

oh, and GFL breaking free the driveaxle nut if you don't have a strong impact-wrench

you'll need a big breaker bar, something to sleeve over it, and (maybe) a buddy to push w/ you

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Old June 14th, 2010, 05:50 PM   #5
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Pull the center cap from the rim to expose the axel nut, put the wheel on the ground set the parking break or get someone to stand on the breaks and a long azz breaker bar if you do not have access to good air tools.......

*** DO NOT try to break the axel nut useing the above method on a AT in park, you risk breaking the parking prawl in the transmission, on a AT put the tranny in neutral and have a helper stand on the breaks ***
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Old June 19th, 2010, 11:33 PM   #6
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Sweet, thanks everybody!
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