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Unread 08-20-2006, 12:03 PM   #1
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Wheel bearing going out, how tough to replace?

Hey all:

So, I've got a flying saucer noise from the passenger side on the front end, but only at low speed. I'm fairly certain it's the wheel bearing.

There is no write-up on replacing it in my Chilton manual. How hard is it really?

Autozone wants 119.00 for the part. I imagine that means the dealer would want $500.00 to replace it. LOL!

Steve

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Unread 08-20-2006, 12:57 PM   #2
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Try these write ups

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showt...ng+replacement

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showt...ng+replacement

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showt...ng+replacement

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Unread 08-20-2006, 01:01 PM   #3
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you can get one from advance auto for $104 with a lifetime warranty

Its really not a bad job, it just requires some special tools.
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Unread 08-20-2006, 01:04 PM   #4
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it's not too hard, you'll need a large sise deeep socket to get the wheel nut off (56mm i think) and a BFH if the bearing assembly is stuck/rusted on. it's just a swap of the part after you remove the brake assembly. I'd say if you're mechanically inclined youcould have it done in 2-3 hours (that's giving room for problems)

I used no special tools to pull the bearing.........mostly because it separated when i removed the wheel nut!!

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Unread 08-20-2006, 01:18 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by LXguy
Hey all:

So, I've got a flying saucer noise from the passenger side on the front end, but only at low speed. I'm fairly certain it's the wheel bearing.

There is no write-up on replacing it in my Chilton manual. How hard is it really?

Autozone wants 119.00 for the part. I imagine that means the dealer would want $500.00 to replace it. LOL!

Steve
when i called the dealer they wanted 360 just for one hub. not including labor. i picked up one for 108. i sure it isn't as good as the oem part, but i can replace three cheapies for the price of one oem. i think autozone carries timken brand hubs. they are one of the best on the market,

also be advised you have a 99 they have two different hub styles! one for cast and one for composite rotors. make sure you got the right hub! i know through experience trust me!
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Unread 08-20-2006, 11:27 PM   #6
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it's not too hard, you'll need a large sise deeep socket to get the wheel nut off (56mm i think)
GL!
Pretty sure it is 36mm. JIM.
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Unread 08-20-2006, 11:29 PM   #7
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and a 13mm 12pt socket.
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