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Wheel bearings

hamski Feb 24, 2006

  1. hamski

    hamski Member

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    How easy is it to change wheel bearings? I've got a very noisy one, but am I best to get a garage to do it for me?
     
  2. HTC

    HTC Active Member

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    Front or rear?
     
  3. hamski

    hamski Member

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    Rear left. Really noisy whine when driving, but I can still hear it if I spin the wheels manually
     
  4. HTC

    HTC Active Member

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    Rears, can be done at home but sometimes the inner race can get stuck on the stub axle.

    To remove you have to take off the caliper, carrier, disc etc.

    You need a 30mm 12 point socket for the hub nut.

    Best way to remove the hub is to use a puller. Use a small chisel to remove the inner bearing race.
     
  5. god_thats_quick

    god_thats_quick Numptie of the highest order

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    There is also a special process to follow with the 12 point nut that may not be necessary but is very clear in the workshop manual, I'll post it up later if no-one else knows what I'm talking about.
     
  6. dickys3

    dickys3 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Quick question - Are you sure its not the tyre thats causing the noise? Are your tyres Low?

    Just a thought.
     

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