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Guest Message by DevFuse

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99 outback rear wheel bearings

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#1 Guest_99obw_*

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Posted 04 August 2003 - 10:58 AM

I know I have seen this discussed here before, but I can't find it.

Does anyone have any advice? Tricks that will make it easier?

The left rear started making a lot of noise recently. I think I will just do both sides.

Is their a seal that I should buy when I buy the bearings?



#2 Guest_97svx_*

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Posted 04 August 2003 - 12:15 PM

I believe that there are seals to replace. But the main thing is to use a tool which does not put stress on the bearing. Hub Tamer is a good one. Some bearings also come with packing grease instead of bearing grease, and should be cleaned and greased prior to installation.


#3 Guest_Frag_*

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Posted 04 August 2003 - 02:45 PM

Could you give some more details on that "Hub Tamer" 97svx ?
A description and where you bought it.
Thanks in advance.

#4 Guest_99obw_*

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Posted 04 August 2003 - 05:55 PM

Wouldn't one of these be nice.

<a href="http://www.tools-r-us.biz/ntc/t/Wheel_Brake_Accessories_Tire/OTC_Hub_Tamer_Master_357686.htm" target="top">Hub Tamer</a>

<a href="http://www.autobarn.net/xxx6490.html" target="top">Hub Tamer</a>

(hopefully at least one of the links should work)


#5 Guest_Frag_*

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Posted 05 August 2003 - 07:07 AM

Thanks 990bw.
Niced but a little pricey for someone who's going to use it maybe once or twice.

#6 Guest_99obw_*

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Posted 05 August 2003 - 05:01 PM

I don't know if I am going to do the work myself or not. It seems it can be a little tricky. These files both confirm and contradict things I have read here.

<a href="http://www.endwrench.com/current/Current6/03/Wheel%20Bearing%20PDFs/03-50-02.pdf" target="top">TSB</a>

<a href="http://www.endwrench.com/current/Current6/03/Wheel%20Bearing%20PDFs/MSA5TT0201.pdf" target="top">Procedure</a>

I would really like to hear from someone that did it without the special tools.


#7 Guest_97svx_*

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Posted 05 August 2003 - 07:31 PM

I believe that some Rental places have them.


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