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92 legacy rear wheel bearings

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I have a fwd . A while back I had a rear wheel noise and removed the rear bearing in the process of looking for the problem.

 

The nut I removed to get to the bearing was super tight I had to use a bar to loosen it. I thought these nuts should be tight and then backed off a slight bit. Could someone give me an idea on how tight it should be.

 

Also the bearing did not seem very greasy, should these bearings be cleaned and regreased occasionally or just leave it alone?

 

Thanks

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Last time I took off the nut, the outer part of the bearing popped out easily. This time I could not get it out. I even took off the caliper and rotor, but nothing. It seemed dry but did not look like there was anything I could do so I put it all back together. Guess I need to get a manual!

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I have a fwd . A while back I had a rear wheel noise and removed the rear bearing in the process of looking for the problem.

 

The nut I removed to get to the bearing was super tight I had to use a bar to loosen it. I thought these nuts should be tight and then backed off a slight bit. Could someone give me an idea on how tight it should be.

 

Also the bearing did not seem very greasy, should these bearings be cleaned and regreased occasionally or just leave it alone?

 

Thanks

 

Haynes gives 123-151 ft-lbs of torque for the rear wheels hub and bearing retainer nut for a FWD car.

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Thats alot, right? almost like a head bolt. Though the little crimp lined up at the same place, I don't think I got anywhere close to those numbers. Should I give another try and really lean on it?

 

Thank you!

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The little crimp can't line up at the same place if you use a new nut like you're supposed to.

 

Pound out the old bearing. Buy new bearings, seals, nut, and a torque wrench. You'll be good to go if you lube it properly.

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You may think I am a total lunatic, but there was nothing wrong with the bearing in the first place( at least before I worked on it). While exploring for another problem , I just thought the bearing looked dry.

 

Well I should have watched TV instead of doing something useful. Guess at the least I need to retighten it.

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I wasn't trying to discourage you, just saying you need to have the right tools and procedures before tearing into something as important as wheel bearings.

 

Only way to learn is to have at it. Good luck with what ever you try next.

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