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Wheel bearing help!


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#1 nathan_d

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Posted 04 May 2006 - 09:02 PM

So I started to take my car apart to fix the wheel bearing and quickly started getting over my head. I have the chilton's guide but it isn't helping me too much. It is a 82' wago front wheel drive. So far i have pulled the brake caliper off, removed the crown nut and pulled off the hub and that is where i am lost. My book says to remove all the stuff in the front half shaft but is that really necesary? Would anyone give me a step by step from here and put it in simple terms that a beginner would understand?
one last ? totaly off the subject, but will jump seats from an 83' brat fit in a 85/86?
thanks!

#2 GeneralDisorder

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Posted 04 May 2006 - 09:16 PM

All Brat jump seats are the same - even Gen 1's

Yep - have to pull the axle. Then the bearings just drift out with a brass punch.

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#3 Indrid cold

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Posted 05 May 2006 - 12:54 AM

[quote name='nathan_d']So I started to take my car apart to fix the wheel bearing and quickly started getting over my head It just seems that way, the first set is like a pain in the arss... the next set you will be a bit faster, this is a great opportunity to bond with your Subaru..one on one time ;) .

See, "General Disorder" post below.... he has the right idea and he just made my next set that much easier. (*doh) I will do it on the car next time.

#4 grossgary

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Posted 05 May 2006 - 10:29 AM

hubs are cheap and easy to find and easier to swap out if you can't get anywhere.

#5 GeneralDisorder

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Posted 05 May 2006 - 11:37 AM

You can do the bearings on the car - just remove the axle (there's plenty of write ups on this - search), and then the bearings are right there. Just crank the wheel around and *maybe* remove the lower control arm to get better access. They just pound out with a punch, and drive back in the same way. Make sure you grease them properly, and with a quality grease. If they come greased, wash that stuff out as it's only for shipping to prevent corrosion from sitting on parts shelves (doesn't apply to sealed bearings of course).

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