Hub Bearing

Tiny
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How do I change the front Hub Bearing on a 1997 Hyundai elantra? 100,000 miles
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Monday, May 28th, 2007 AT 5:01 PM

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Tiny
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Do you have a wheel bearing removal tool or a press it will be needed to remove bearing from hub
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Monday, May 28th, 2007 AT 7:15 PM
Tiny
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I have a bearing remover
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Monday, May 28th, 2007 AT 8:12 PM
Tiny
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Ok this usually takes some special tools to do it but I will try to give you an alternate way, Hope you have a slap hammer. Well remove tire, remove axle nut and pin remove 4 bolts on hub near lugnuts, remove the brake caliper, slap hammer off the hub assembly, then remove the rotor, now remove outer tie rod end and 2 bolts holding spindle to strut then remove lower ball joint, remove assembly from vehicle, remove snap ring on back side at bearing and press bearing out, it will press from the back and out of the front side of spindle, clean inside with alittle sand paper and lube after removing bearing. Now press in new bearing; and press hub back into bearing, this is usually the tricky part. I have also seen people put the hub back in by installing spindle into car 1st then place hub in bearing hit it in as much as u safely can 1st with a hammer then slide axle in from back then tighten axle up and this will press the hub in once hub is fully seated loose axle nut back up and torque to 148-192 ft lbs, if you do it this way be carefull not to strip out axle threads. One other thing I forgot, when you 1st remove the hb assembly from old bearing the outer race from the old bearing will probably be stuck to backside of hub, sometimes u can pry it off with 2 pry bars but other times I cut into race with a cutting wheel then take a nice chesel and give it a good smack and it will crack race then u can remove it welll good luck, its not all that bad to do, just install everyhting the way you removed it
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Monday, May 28th, 2007 AT 8:54 PM
Tiny
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Thank You!
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Monday, May 28th, 2007 AT 9:04 PM
Tiny
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Anytime
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Monday, May 28th, 2007 AT 9:07 PM

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