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post #1 of 9 Old 12-01-2001, 07:49 AM Thread Starter
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Front weel bearings

My haynes book says my front wheel bearings
need special tools to work on them.So i am guessing they are pressed in. Is this so?


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post #2 of 9 Old 12-01-2001, 11:27 AM
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They're not serviceable. The hub, spindle and bearings are all one sealed unit. We tried to service a set once but they failed very soon afterwards. Your best bet is to simply replace them. If they're not totally wasted, carry the old ones as trail spares.

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post #3 of 9 Old 12-01-2001, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
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Well off to the shop i go. Will take it in and have done my front right wheel is starting to have a little hum.Not that bad but dont want to take a chance.Thanks,Gary

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DO GO TO THE SHOP IF YOU ARE MECHANICALLY INCLINED!!!!!!!!!!!!!it took me and a buddy 45 minutes to do this surgery that included putting the dust shield for the rotor on backwards and pulling back apart!the only thing that will really help is let the three bolts get plenty of penetrating oil and a slide hammer will make very short work of a very easy project.it is very easy to do...

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I agree, it's an easy job if you have the tools. The tools you need are exactly what you'd need if you were on the trail and broke an axle u-joint or a shaft. So they're a wise investment.

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post #6 of 9 Old 12-02-2001, 06:39 AM Thread Starter
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Well i have all the tools so I guess they are not pressed into the hub.Just pop the whole assebly out and put the new in?? If thats the case I have done them on cars before I know its a diffrent set up but if the bearings are
one unit I can do it i was just worried they may be pressed in.I do have a slide hammer.
Ill read a little more about it.Jeeps do differ from cars.But im sure I can handle it.
Thanks again,Gary

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Yup, you pull the whole assembly. Then put in a whole new assembly. Keep the old for spare.

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how much an assembly cost ususally?

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Never bought one so really I'm not sure. I've only known of two of these to fail among my friends. One on a YJ (he had an old spare) and one XJ. The one on the XJ is the one we tried to service but it didn't work. He bought a new one but I never did ask what it costed. If I had to guess, $30 used $75 new. I wouldn't be entirely surprised if it was double that, but that'd be worst case I'd hope.

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