Originally Posted by fourlow
What should I expect from this job? I've replaced bearings and seals in the rear. How does it compare?
-remove axle nut retainer and axle nut. impact gun works best of course, but people without air tools will stick a large screwdriver in the rotor slots and bump it up against the brake caliper, then use a breaker bar and pipe to crack the nut loose.
-remove entire brake caliper via the two large bolts holding the bracket to the knuckle
-tap axle shaft with rubber mallet, or put something small against the center and hit that with a normal hammer. the goal is to make sure the axle will actually slide out easily, without damaging the threads in this process
-using 12-point 13mm socket, remove the bolts on the backside of the knuckle that hold the bearing hub in.
-smack the bearing around with a hammer til it works its way out.
-install is reverse, but dont use a hammer to push the new bearing in, just get it in furthest you can and tighten the bolts gradually in sequence to pull it the rest of the way in. oh, and clean as much rust as possible off the knuckle before putting the new bearing in