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post #1 of 3 Old 04-10-2013, 03:00 PM Thread Starter
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Wheel bearings and sputtering

Ok folks, I have a 98 cherokee XJ with bad wheel bearings in the front. Question is is it possible to change just the bearing instead of the hole hub assembly. If so how do I do that without taking to a mechanic.

The other thing is my jeep kinda sputters when idling but when I get going it stops. Couple weeks ago I replaced all the gaskets on the motor due to blowing a head gasket. I thought it was plugs and wires so I replaced those along with the distributor cap and rotar button. Still was no change. Then I thought maybe a clogged ininjector so I have now ran 3 bottles of injector cleaner through it and still no change. Any advice is helpful. Thanks!

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The bearing are replaceable, but they would need to be pressed off and back on again.

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You wouldn't happen to know a way to do that without a press would ya. Maybe a little DIY trick. Just curious. Really can't afford a shop bill or 2 hub assemblies at the moment is why I asked. Thanks!
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