2000 Suzuki Esteem hub bearing

Tiny
TRELLOG1967
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  • 2000 SUZUKI ESTEEM
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 204,000 MILES
Does the bearing have to be pressed in? My son wants me to find out before he does my brakes and rotors, thank you!
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Monday, July 26th, 2010 AT 3:06 PM

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Tiny
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You don't need to mess with the hub bearings, these are slip on rotors, here's how to R & R them:
Removal & Installation 1. Raise and support vehicle. Remove front wheels. Remove caliper assembly, and wire aside. Mount dial indicator and check rotor runout before removal. Maximum rotor runout is.006" (.15 mm) for Grand Vitara and Vitara, and.004" (.10 mm) for Esteem and Swift. 2. On Esteem and Swift, remove 2 rotor attaching screws. On all models, install two 8-mm bolts into rotor holes between wheel studs. Alternately tighten bolts and pull rotor from hub. To install, place rotor on hub and reverse removal procedure. There is a hand held impact wrench you use with a hammer(ball peen) medium weight. This will aid in removal of the screws.
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Monday, July 26th, 2010 AT 3:09 PM
Tiny
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I need to replace the passenger side hub bearing, it is bad I was told by the tire place and needs replacing and we are not sure if it will have to be pressed in or not
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Monday, July 26th, 2010 AT 3:14 PM
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Yes it is pressed, here's how: Removal (Esteem) Remove steering knuckle. See STEERING KNUCKLE . Remove outer seal, snap ring, outer bearing and inner seal, in that order. See Fig. 14 . Using a press, Bearing Remover/Installer (09924- 74510) and Attachment (09944-68510), remove bearing assembly. Press bearing outward from inner seal side. Installation 1. Before installation, apply lithium grease to bearings, races and seals. Using Bearing & Seal Remover/Installer (09951-16090), Bearing Installer Handle (09924-74510) and Bearing Installer Support (09944-66010), press bearing assembly into knuckle bore from outer side. Fig. 14: Installing Wheel Bearing Into Steering Knuckle (Esteem) Courtesy of SUZUKI OF AMERICA CORP. 2. Install outer snap ring. Using Bearing/Seal Installer (09944-66010), install outer seal until seal is bottomed against snap ring. Using Bearing Installer Support (09944-66010), press inner seal into knuckle until seal is flush with knuckle surface. To complete installation, reverse steering knuckle removal procedure. NOTE: Always replace inner and outer wheel bearings as a set.


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Monday, July 26th, 2010 AT 3:24 PM

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