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Old 26 Dec 2011, 05:12 pm
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Today we decided it is time to repair the wheel bearing on my 08. 60,000 miles

I quick trip out to buy the big socket, the bearing and were ready to go.

Jack her up Check,
Remove Tire. Check
Smartly loosen hub bolt while holding brake.Check
Remove caliper bracket Check

Remove rotor? Oh boy this is NOT happening.
A little penetrating oil, then heat,

This thing is like its welded!!!

Now where DOA, not sure they even make a puller for this do they?
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Old 26 Dec 2011, 05:16 pm
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Ugggg

Got the disk off FINALLY,

Replaced the bearing we " thought " was bad, test drove it.

OF COURSE,
Other bearing is the bad one Grrrrr
We were sure the right bearing was bad, if you made a left turn (loading the right side) is was noisy as heck.

Welp, turns out loading it lessens the noise, Right turns are silent.

Now round 2, left side, and of course, it will be just as easy no doubt.
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Old 26 Dec 2011, 05:34 pm
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Don't forget to use plenty of anti-seize when you put the calipers and everything back together.
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Old 26 Dec 2011, 09:47 pm
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Well, Got it off, 100% sure it was the drivers side bearing.

It sounds as dry as the desert when you spin it.
Kind of a bummer, the passenger side felt new by comparison.

Will finish tomorrow, I have to get over to the local shop to get the bearing pressed.
Man prices are high for that out here these days, last time I had a bearing pressed was in the late 70's and it was $8 bucks, today, $40 each!! Ouch!

And I shopped around, other places wanted $45-$55? Heck the bearing was only $38 plus tax.

I got a quote for the timing belt, w/ pump tensioner and stuff on my 01 $900.00

After this job I doubt I'll be up for that one!
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Old 27 Dec 2011, 12:17 am
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Well, Got it off, 100% sure it was the drivers side bearing.

It sounds as dry as the desert when you spin it.
Kind of a bummer, the passenger side felt new by comparison.

Will finish tomorrow, I have to get over to the local shop to get the bearing pressed.
Man prices are high for that out here these days, last time I had a bearing pressed was in the late 70's and it was $8 bucks, today, $40 each!! Ouch!

And I shopped around, other places wanted $45-$55? Heck the bearing was only $38 plus tax.

I got a quote for the timing belt, w/ pump tensioner and stuff on my 01 $900.00

After this job I doubt I'll be up for that one!

Different kind of work that timing belt. Bearing is all physical and you think you're gonna break something getting the knuckle off. Timing belt is just a total pain in the ass - most of the time you spend trying to figure out what tool to use, or building new tools out of extensions and stuff to get something off. I've been through it twice, and most of a third time, getting old hat to me now.
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Old 28 Dec 2011, 12:12 pm
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Something I forgot to post about.

On our car, the right front bearing/hub nut, the 32mm was really tight as per spec,
The left front however was not. In fact, if that nut has 10ft/lbs I would be really surprised. It was snug like I could have removed it with a 1/4 drive ratchet!
Could that have contributed to the bearing wearing out so fast? It was 100% original as we bought the car new.
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Old 28 Dec 2011, 02:44 pm
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The nut holds the bearing together, so whomever last serviced it failed to torque properly.
I'd guess bearing was loose and rode off the area for which it was engineered
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Old 28 Dec 2011, 03:54 pm
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The nut holds the bearing together, so whomever last serviced it failed to torque properly.
I'd guess bearing was loose and rode off the area for which it was engineered

Well, it came from the factory that way as hard as that might be to believe.
We got the car brand new, it still had the original rotors and retainer clip in place as well.
But most certainly it was loose based on correct torque specs.

The bearing(original) first started making noise at about 36,000 miles. I felt that was fairly premature. BOTH ground wires were broken as well.

Upside though? Dang it is a pleasure to drive now!!

I can actually hear the radio at a volume less then low rider Thumpity Thump loud

edit, we are talking front bearings.
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Old 28 Dec 2011, 04:05 pm
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Default Re: I swear NOTHING every goes easy W/Bearing

you know i can belive it came from tyhe factory that way
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