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Old 12-30-2010
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My drivers side wheel has a little wobble to it when push/pull at 12& 6. I'd like to do them myself since it is insanely expense at the shop. Do I need any special tools? I have a Haynes and it has like 20 steps to it. It is actually that involved? Thanks all!
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it not hard at all you might wnat to get a magnet to get the keyway out you might be able to titen the nut more that is if the bearing looks good
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Old 12-30-2010
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There are inner and out bearings but there is also what's called a "race" and it can wears out too. That's at the outside edge of the rotor and can be replaced. The inner part of the rotor has a grease seal that goes on after you grease and load the bearing in to the rotor. The inner bearing is larger and round and the outer bearing is smaller and angled. If you have never done it, it can be a bit overwhelming. It is very messy too. Greasing new bearing takes time and effort. Ask around if you know a few guys that work on their own cars. Not many cars have bearing that need to be greased, hub bearing assemblies took that task away when front drive cars became so popular.
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Old 12-31-2010
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Simple as pie! Took me about 2 hours to do both sides of mine (96 4wd). you have to buy a special socket depending on whether you have manual or autohubs, new races(x4), new bearings(x4) and new "oil seals"(x2). also might want to buy two new o-rings for your hubs. ohhh and some grease. and it only cost about $120 including a new socket.
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