Good luck on the repair...im new to the forum. i have 01 with a bad wheel bearing front rightside im working on it tomorrow so i need info on how to do the job or better somewhere i can find service manual for that one job. can anyone please help
Actually the hydraulic press is used to press out the OUTER Race (via the INNER Race). This way you can keep the steering knuckle.If you do not have access to a large press, then just replace the hub assembly as a complete unit.
So, can I use a 5-ton tie-rod puller like CNN or do I need a 50-ton press? I can afford the 5-ton puller but hard to justify a 50-ton press.I replaced both front wheel bearings on my '01 a couple of years ago. it takes a very large press (I used a 50 ton press) to get the bearings out of the hubs.
Surgeon, did you notice that the front end quieted down after wheel bearing replacement? I sure did -- did not realize how much growling/hum that I had become accustomed."Remove the knuckle from the car... Go to a machince shop and pay them to press it in... Cost should be between $5 and $20 depending on how much the shop wants to gouge you. " - Naim
I went to a local shop and got both sides pressed for 40. Thought that was ok since he had to cut the bearing race that comes out with on hub. I would have done this myself if I had those tools shown above but figured this is a time saver as well.
Both were toast and had black grease all over the area. I cleaned it before pic.
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