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Wheel bearing front==rear ??


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#1 tigercool

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Posted 02 September 2004 - 01:31 PM

Greetings. I need to replace the wheel bearings on psger side both front and rear. But I can't find a source to sale rear wheel bearing. Is the rear wheel bearing same as front one? A Customer representative told me they are not same...

#2 Subie Gal

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Posted 02 September 2004 - 02:03 PM

they are not the same.

i can help you.

what year/model car are you working on?

Jamie

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Posted 04 September 2004 - 08:54 PM

Thnx, subie gal,
My car is 95 subaru legacy. FWD. Manual transmission.

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Posted 05 September 2004 - 08:50 PM

i'll get you specifics on tues when i get back to work
but most wheel bearing are $59 and typically you need a couple of seals as well

you will need a shop to press the bearing for you...

but buying the parts wholesale will save $$$ on this type of repair for sure.

more info Tues!

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Posted 06 September 2004 - 04:05 PM

i'll get you specifics on tues when i get back to work
but most wheel bearing are $59 and typically you need a couple of seals as well

you will need a shop to press the bearing for you...

but buying the parts wholesale will save $$$ on this type of repair for sure.

more info Tues!

Jamie

Pardon my intruding on this thread but would a 12 ton shop press be enough to press out and press in wheel bearings. I recently got one at a big discount and wonder if it's enough for a wheel bearing job. It would be useful for me to know in advance. thanks!

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Posted 06 September 2004 - 07:33 PM

My guess would be sure it can.

I'm not sure what the mechanical advantage of the Hubtamer's 5/8" (?) bolt is, but I used a combination wrench to turn out my bearings using the spiral incline priciple. If you had a lathe, you could make the adapters and buy a hardened threaded rod and nut and do it too.
A big press would sure be nice to have, but you have to remove the knuckle.

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Posted 06 September 2004 - 07:43 PM

My guess would be sure it can.

I'm not sure what the mechanical advantage of the Hubtamer's 5/8" (?) bolt is, but I used a combination wrench to turn out my bearings using the spiral incline priciple. If you had a lathe, you could make the adapters and buy a hardened threaded rod and nut and do it too.
A big press would sure be nice to have, but you have to remove the knuckle.

Thanks for your reply Seven Sisters but could you give me some more explanations?
«I used a combination wrench to turn out my bearings using the spiral incline priciple» What do you mean?
I could use some explanation for the last part also.
Thanks in advance.

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Posted 06 September 2004 - 08:15 PM

http://endwrench.com...placingInfo.pdf

The OTC HubTamer is similar to the Subaru tools shown in the End Wrench article, but comes with adapters to fit most cars. Kind of overkill for the shade tree types but no more expensive than the labor of having someone else do the job for you. Plus, three other bearings may go out on your ‘ru.



I believe it was designed for front wheel drive cars so an alignment wouldn’t be needed after removing the knuckle.



Check toolparadise.com for a picture after searching for Hub Tamer.

It works like wrenching in a bolt, but a nut is behind an adapter that goes against the hub or bearing races and floats. As a result, when you turn the bolt, the nut is pulled closer to the head of the bolt and the adapter pulls out or pushes in the hub or bearing. I had to do some finagling to keep the pressure off the tapered rollers, but it wasn't hard.



You only really need a few of the pieces to fit the Subaru and some hard threaded rod to make a clone.

#9 SevenSisters

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Posted 06 September 2004 - 08:20 PM

http://endwrench.com...heelBearing.pdf

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Posted 07 September 2004 - 07:54 AM

Thanks SS.
I'll look into it.

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Posted 08 September 2004 - 01:31 PM

u still want me to look up parts/pricing for you?
or u need to do some research first?

Jamie




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