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#1 derekdee

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 10:58 PM

Hey everyone. I need to replace a rear wheel bearing on my GL. Was hoping to order the part prior to ripping it apart. Does anyone know whether the bearings are a kit/assembly or sold as separate inner and outer bearings? I noticed the older models are cone shapped bearings, yea? Sorry, I'm looking at the hayne's manual and it bounces back and forth to cone shaped and a bearing assembly, can someone clarify or drop a part number? Thought about running to the pick and pull, but all the GL's in there have over 160k on them, and thats where I am with the oem bearing. I already replaced both fronts, the noise is killing me.. Thanks guys.

#2 The FNG

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 11:15 PM

BECK/ARNLEY Part # 0513807

From Rockauto.com and they quote $50.79 I am not sure, but it does not look sealed. It says it is for 4wd rear (you didn't specify) and it is the all in 1 bearing.

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 11:42 PM

There were three or four designs over the years - they are all equivelent and interchangeable though.

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 02:26 AM

I recently replaced mine, its a bearing that requires to be pressed in,and taken out with gear puller, but it is not a sealed bearing.

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 02:51 AM

You don't need a press :rolleyes:. A little creative work with a brass drift and some of the old bearing peices to drive in the new one is all that's required.

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 08:49 AM

You never specified 4wd or not, but regardless this thread should be of some help http://www.ultimates...ad.php?t=112226. It is posted in the USRM under the tranny and axle part. Have fun.

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 07:12 PM

It's 4wd. Drivers rear. The assembly is most likely trashed, so I'm thinking I will hit up the pick and pull. If not, suggestions... Is this job easier than the fronts? I did both of em about a month ago, sucked.

#8 GeneralDisorder

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 07:57 PM

I would say it's slightly harder than the front's if anything. Though I do bearings all the time so neither is any real big deal to me..... but in the rear the bearing assembly all comes out through the backside of the pocket - and there is a big ring nut that if you don't have the special socket for it can be difficult to remove. Otherwise it's about the same.

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 07:25 PM

Can i purchase this socket somewhere besides the dealership? Saw pics in the haynes manual. Will I need to press the bearings in or can I use the old ones to rubber mallet them in?

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 07:33 PM

Actually you can't get it through the dealer. If you wanted a "dealer" one you would have to order it through Kent-Moore's Subaru service tool department - they manufacture all the tools the dealers use now.

Here's one:

http://www.etoolcart...cketsu-022.aspx

Another:

http://shoptoolsshop...exd.asp?id=1156

Yet another:

http://www.handsonto...ru_p_19042.html

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