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post #1 of 3 Old 04-17-2001, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
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Wheel Bearings - - Hard to do?

I believe my wheel bearings are going out. I am wondering if this is something I can do? I have done plenty of auto repair before, but I don't exactly "enjoy" it. I also have a small selection of normal tools. Nothing fancy or specialized, no air impact stuff.
I am a bit strapped for the green, and would like to avoid having to take the Jeep to the shop to get the bearings done.
So my questions are:
Is this something I can pull off in the driveway on a Saturday?
Anyone who has done the bearings, please shoot me your thoughts on it.

Dave


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post #2 of 3 Old 04-17-2001, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
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Besides my Haynes manual at home, I just found this article on the web about doing the front bearings. Luckily the author lives here in KCMO near me. I am going to email him and see if I can call him on the phone or something. The bad news is, sounds like at least the front, you have to buy a whole new rotor assembly, priced around 130! ouch!
anyways here's the article, and please send me any further tips!
http://208.30.226.162/jeep/front-wheel-bearings/

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post #3 of 3 Old 04-17-2001, 07:19 PM
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You can tear apart the hub and replace these bearings if you have the pullers and press necessary. But, generally these bearings are considered unserviceable.

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