Wheel bearing gong out?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by MR, Dec 19, 2003.

  1. MR

    MR Guest

    I have been noticing a slight rubbing metalic sound in one of the
    front wheels and tracked it down to my right front. I just changed
    the rotors and pads and thought that would fix it, but it is
    definately in the hub area. I jacked up the front and removed the
    wheel, caliper, and rotor and spun the wheel up to make sure that it
    was the hub. Question is; is it possible to change the front wheel
    bearing without all the special tools that are shown in the manual. I
    usually do most of my own work, but don't want to get into it and find
    out I would need some special tools. Or, I could remove the hub and
    take it to a shop for replacement of the bearing, assuming that is the
    MR, Dec 19, 2003
  2. MR

    Lane Guest

    At minimum, you need a shop press to remove and reinstall the bearing. The
    easiest way to do it is to take off the hub and knuckle and take it to a
    shop. I've done this several times, and my local Saturn only charges a few
    bucks for the time to work the press.

    Lane [ l a n e @ p a i r . c o m ]
    Lane, Dec 19, 2003
  3. MR

    MR Guest

    Thanks a bunch for the info. I think I will do that.
    MR, Dec 19, 2003
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