1998 Lexus ES 300 Wheel Hub Assembly

Tiny
LUKEKILLOUGH
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  • 1998 LEXUS ES 300
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 228,000 MILES
I have a loud wuwuwuwuwu sound coming with every rotation of the tire. I've also got an alignment issue with uneven wear on my front 2 tires. I'm nearly certain it's a wheel bearing. I've already replaced brakes and rotors, which needed replacing anyway. Also, the steering feels a little loose.

I think it would be easier to just replace the whole wheel hub assembly, rather than messing with the bearings. How do I do this?
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Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 AT 3:23 PM

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Tiny
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That's not really your option. You have to deal with it whatever way it was designed and in your case, this one is pressed into the knuckle. There is no replaceable hub to change.
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Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 AT 3:34 PM
Tiny
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Hmmm. Sooo, how do I fix it? Replacing the bearings? How do I do that? Thanks,

Luke
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Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 AT 4:50 PM
Tiny
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The entire knuckle has to be removed and then sent out to have the old bearing pressed out and a new one pressed in.
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Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 AT 5:06 PM

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