Mechanics

FORESTER REAR WHEEL BERINGS

Subaru Other

1999 Forester 45,000mi, 2.5L

Hi all,
I was traveling the coast of Oregon when the bearings want out(loud noise from rear) No dealer within 200mi.
A garage put in Timkin bearings but did not have special tools to remove the bearings, and used a die grinder to remove them, I have the old parts to prove it. OK so far, about 60mi on them. My question is what else did they have to cut to get the inner race out? I cannot see any damage because of the axle boots, etc. Should I be worried, because I am.
Thanks
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Drholly
July 29, 2007.



The races are pressed in, sometimes they have to be heated in order to get them out. Once out the new ones are pressed in. If you do not hear a rumbling sound comming from them you should be ok.

M_H_RITZEL
Jul 30, 2007.
Thanks for your quick reply, but I still don't understand why the bearings have been cut with a cutting wheel.
As I mentioned the mechanic did not have the dealer tool to remove the bearings. Do you think he cut the bearings out of the axle?
Thanks

Tiny
Drholly
Jul 30, 2007.
Sometimes when they have been in for a while they have to be pressed out, sometimes that does not work, My old subaru they had to be torched out, there is a problem with that as it has the hubs go out of round with the heat, it would be better if they had ground them out.

M_H_RITZEL
Aug 9, 2007.