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
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...
I did an XM front bearing without too much hassle. The secret in
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
Angle grinders are dead cheap, Screwfix are selling one for £6.99 at
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
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.
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!
PS. You have a rather unusual definition of "fun"... ;-)
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