Hub Assembly

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To DrCranknWrench,
I really messed up with my question you answered so rapidly. I asked the wrong thing! What I really need is the directions to just remove the hub assembly so I can take it in and have the bearing pressed out and the new one pressed back in. I should have asked for just the hub removal instructions.
Thank You for putting up with an old man with a senior moment.


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Friday, April 19th, 2013 AT 8:45 PM

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Most of the experts aren't around right now. They're waiting for recent changes to the web site to get sorted out.

You're about to perform a lot more work than necessary if you're trying to remove the hub. Most mechanics have a special set of tools that allow them to press out the old bearing and press the new one in right on the car. The job takes less time than when trying to support the assembly on a hydraulic press. You will be costing yourself more money in the long run if you're going to be charged by the hour, then you'll need to know all the critical torque specs, and since you disconnected things at one of the alignment adjustments the car is going to have to be aligned too.

I replaced a lot of pressed in wheel bearings and I always did them on the car. I could do three different cars in less time than it took for one other mechanic to pull the hub off, use the hydraulic press, then have me realign the car. Save yourself the grief and just let your mechanic do the job.

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Friday, April 19th, 2013 AT 9:22 PM

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