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Bad Wheel Bearing?
Posted 24 January 2005 - 07:48 PM
Now that thats out of the way, Im pretty sure that one of my wheel bearings on my RF wheel is going bad. I own the repair manual but it doesn't help very much on how to replace it. I was wondering if anyone could give me any tips or short cuts on how to replace the bad bearing.
Just to let ya know I haven't worked on cars very much but Im willing to learn. So try to use little kiddy talk when talking about things.
Posted 24 January 2005 - 08:34 PM
Posted 24 January 2005 - 09:18 PM
use good quality bearings, these things like to slog through them quickly!
other than that, its pretty self explanatory.
Posted 24 January 2005 - 09:45 PM
But if it does turn out to be the bearings, follow the directions above
Posted 24 January 2005 - 10:20 PM
I don't know how different the front end of a 91 Loyale is compared to my 88 GL WGN, but on my car if the main axle nut is not torque to spec (145ft/lbs for the 88 GL) you will get a grinding noise out of it. You'll need a 36mm socket with a 1/2" drive and a torque wrench. I'd check out that first before you start dropping money at the auto shop. Or have your mechanic check that out first.
i have the same problem, it just grinds away. but not knowing what car you have, i can only say that (like my 91 Loyale) i beleive all of the 1600 and 1800s have a pressed bearing that must be removed and pressed back in with a hydrolic press and special adapters. this means you would have to remove the driveaxle. not a big deal, but i'm cheap and i'm thinking about $80 to $100 for the garage labor. i'm actually going to pull it apart tommorow and i'll repost when i get a good look at it.
Posted 24 January 2005 - 11:34 PM
Is it a 36 or 32mm? I thought it was a 32, but I'm not sure. I just have a big crescent wrench with a four foot cheater I use to tighten them.
Might want to make sure before you buy a $15 socket.
Posted 24 January 2005 - 11:46 PM
Posted 24 January 2005 - 11:47 PM
Posted 25 January 2005 - 01:00 AM
Posted 25 January 2005 - 02:05 AM
Or you need a bigger hammer!
The barings might have to be pressed out. If yout hammering on them for an hour and nouthings happening they need to be pressed out
make sure you tap around the bearing, so as it doesn't end up trying to go sideways. That will make it incredibly hard to get out.
Posted 25 January 2005 - 09:00 PM
Thanks for everyones help tho!
Posted 25 January 2005 - 11:15 PM
I have done many wheel bearings and have never needed anything else other than spanners, sockets, screwdrivers, a hammer, a drift, and a block of wood. You will also need some stuff to clean out the old grease from the steering knuckle (Never mix different kinds of grease!).
Posted 26 January 2005 - 12:01 AM
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