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Unread 01-21-2008, 01:48 PM   #1
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wheel bearing

i think my right rear wheel bearing is bad. i get a nice grinding and poping sound while driving. i dot have a press or access to one. is there anyway i can replace this myself?

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Unread 01-21-2008, 03:23 PM   #2
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Im not sure if your app requires a new hub or just new bearings. In any case a machine shop probably wouldnt charge but $5
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Unread 01-21-2008, 04:54 PM   #3
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The hub is pretty easy to change out. Take off the wheel, remove the axle nut, remove the caliper (2 bolts), remove the rotor, remove the hub bolts (3), then pull it off with a cheaper puller from someplace like Harbor Freight for $15. Then do the reverse to install it.
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Unread 01-21-2008, 04:56 PM   #4
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he's talking about the REAR . It involves removing the axles.. Check faq there maybe a write-up in it..
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Unread 01-21-2008, 04:59 PM   #5
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It's an medium on the diy fix scale.... Nice warm garage is a plus... Any special tools can be rented at a part store for a returnable deposit.
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Unread 01-22-2008, 07:38 AM   #6
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thx for the replies. yeah it is the rear. and it doesn't look tough....wish that grage was heated...but other than that the only thing that is making me pause is that the bearing needs to be pressed on. i was looking at this yearterday http://www.stu-offroad.com/axle/usad44/usa-1.htm i also found some forum posts(not on this site) about people freezing the axle and warming the bearing and then taking a pipe and hammer to it and driving the bearing on.......that just doesn't sit with me well. i just don't think it is a good idea to pound on the bearing. but if i am told it will work i can give it a try. i am also going to check to see how much a dealer would charge todo either the whole thing or see if they will just press the bearing on for me. what do you guys think?
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Unread 01-22-2008, 07:43 AM   #7
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There is no reason a dealer needs to do it, ask around and find a reputable local shop to do it for you.
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Unread 01-22-2008, 07:50 AM   #8
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also do you guys have any brand of bearing to look for? mostly on road with lite off road
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Unread 01-24-2008, 03:29 AM   #9
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You will need a bearing puller to get the race out. I used a 5/16 thick washer, ground 2 sides flat so it would fit in past the bearing race. With a nut welded to the centre of the washer, thread a slide hammer into it then it will come right out.
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Unread 01-25-2008, 10:37 AM   #10
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that sucks.... i found a machine shop in the area that will see if they can do it. if i can't get it off will see if they can.
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