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changing wheel berings?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by unicknn, Sep 16, 2002.

  1. unicknn

    unicknn 1/2 ton status

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    Do I need to put my trunk on the lift to do this? Is there any special tools that i NEED?

    lmk
    Nick
     
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    You do have to Jack it up..You need a special socket.. I can't think of the name of it right now.. Go to any Napa store and tell them what you are doing.. It is a odd socket it has 4 teeth sticking out of it...
     
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    I can't think of the name of it right now..

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    1.you also need a good set of pick's (like dental picks they should have them in the tool section also)
    2.Snap-ring pliers too....
    3.a long punch flat ends not a pin type punch or something to punch out the races with.. and a big hammer....
    4.Lots of greese ..What kind is your choice..
     
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    We talking front or rear? I would strongly recomend picking up even a cheap shop manual. Proper procedure for a front wheel bearing involves the use of a Torque wrench to properly seat the bearings. Overtighten and they seize. Too loose and the bearing races will spin on the spindle and destroy it.
    Haynes manual is $14-16 at most parts stores.
     
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    gokartergo 3/4 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Ok what is that socket called.. It is driving me crazy????
     
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    ME TOOOO.. this is what it said in the book...

    3.Remove the wheel bearing outer locknut , lock ring and wheel bearing inner adjusting nut. <font color="blue">A special wrench is required.......</font color>

    WTF ??????
    What is it...
     
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    gokartergo 3/4 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    I just bought a new one last week cuse I couldn't find mine.. Damn it what is it called..
     
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    is it the torx head tool?
     
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    gokartergo 3/4 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Nope it is a socket that fits on a 1/2 drive rachet..It is about 2 inches round..
     
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    its a . . . . . . . "hub socket", who woulda thunk /forums/images/icons/shocked.gif
     
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    Thank You....I hate brain Farts....LOL
     
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    or a Locknut Wrench...cost me 10 bucks at Discount. Job would have been a nightmare without it. And don't skimp on the snap ring pliers. People will tell you you can do it with a screwdriver, and I'm sure you can, but it only takes a second with the right tools.
     
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    The socket is called a retaining spindle nut soceket. You can go to advanced and get them for about $10. You want to get the 4 lug inner. A brass punch would be the best thing to take out the races. You can get that at Harbor Freight for $8. To take it all apart first take the wheel off and then the brake caliper. Then take out the hub. There is a snap ring under a cover plate that you need to find to do that. Then comes the snapring, washer, locknut, ring, adjusting nut. Repalce bearings, use the old race to beat in the the new with the thick end towards the narrow end of the new race. Do this so you can get it back out. A piece of 2x4 works good on the seal. Put the bearings back in and the tighten the retaining nut down to 50lbs while turning the roter, the back off and torque to 35lbs while rotating the roter. Then back off 3/8 off a turn. Put the ring back in and make sure the pin in the nut goes through a hole on the ring. Then tighten the locknut to 160lbs
     

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