Rear Wheel Bearing

Me again, sorry for all the questions :)
Anybody know if replacing a rear wheel bearing is a suitable job for a reasonably competent DIYer?
Had a look through the Haynes manual and seems reasonably straght forward,
but at the same time rates as 4 spanners...
If not DIY any idea on cost. German and Swedish do the bearing for about £36...
TIA
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Sorry forgot to say 1994 Xantia 2.0SX 8V with ABS
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Wheel bearings are notoriously difficult to do without specialist tools. I can't comment on the back Xantia ones having never done one but I have done a front one on my XM V6.
I did it the hard way, with hammers.
I then got my brother to do the other side with his 20 tonne hydraulic press. I drove 800 miles round trip to get it done. Even with the driving it was quicker than doing it by hand...
CAS
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doing it 'by hand' is to use an angle grinder to remove the old bearing races. Putting the new races on is not too bad using a big vice.
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Chris Green

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LOL! That was the trouble - I don't own such a thing! It was cold chisel and lump hammer all the way...
...and of course I don't have a big vice either...
...you can imagine...
CAS
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the moment. My Ferm one was only £15 or so if I remember and I wouldn't be without it now. Certainly much cheaper than driving 800 miles!
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C'mon Guys ... Are you trying to frighten Mathew off ??
He was asking about replacing the -rear -bearing and you lot are boasting about the fun you had doing the front one which is a whole different ball game... is it not.
-- Steve B

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LOL!
Yeah, maybe starting on a back one is the way to go - I vowed not to get involved with manual wheel bearing extraction again after that front one. As such have not had the pleasure of a back one...
...and nor do I intend to!
CAS
PS. You have a rather unusual definition of "fun"... ;-)
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