On Mon, 2 Feb 2009 06:14:54 -0400, Jon cast forth these pearls of
Wheel bearing. It is normal for a wheel bearing to make more or less noise
depending on the direction the wheel is turned. As the wheel is turned it
experiences more or less loading on the bearing, depending on which way it
On Mon, 2 Feb 2009 08:55:37 -0400, Jon cast forth these pearls of
Not all that difficult. Tools are the bigger issue for those who don't do
this sort of thing. With the right tools at hand, the job can take around
an hour or so (or longer if it's stubborn...) if you've done it before.
Often times the hub rusts in and the only way to get it out is with heat
You have to start somewhere, and at some point, all of us did a wheel
bearing for the first time. Usually without all of the tools that we have
at hand now. So yes - you certainly can do it yourself, but you'll end up
purchasing some new stuff for your tool box (deep socket 36mm socket for
example), and you'll probably grunt more than if you had all of the cool
Daughters ZX2, which I was SURE had a bad bearing, went away
when we put new tires on it.
Those wheel bearings in front drive cars are no easy replacement.
You take the wheel and steering knuckle off, which requires a huge
wrench for the wheel nut, then press the bearing out and a new one
in. Then put it back together and torque the big nut to 200 lb-ft or so.
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