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Wheel Bearing
on: April 15, 2006, 10:17:02 AM
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 04:00:00 PM by Guest »
How hard is it to replace the wheel bearing...i know it's going out, and a shop also confirmed this. Some people i talked to said that it's easy and others say you have to have a prof. do it. Anybody done it on the Z before? Let me know thanks
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Wheel Bearing
Reply #1 on: April 23, 2006, 10:48:17 PM
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 04:00:00 PM by Guest »
Take it to a shop unless you have a hydraulic press or an air compressor (not just a punny fill-up-my-basketball compressor)


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Wheel Bearing
Reply #2 on: May 24, 2006, 12:12:05 PM
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The problem with wheel bearings going out on our cars is that we have bearings integrated with the wheel hub. You have to replace the ENTIRE thing. You would be well advised to find one off of a parts car. Make sure it is good. If it's on the rear, then when you do your Rear Disk swap (hint HINT), it will no longer be a problem.


Re: Wheel Bearing
Reply #3 on: August 04, 2006, 11:56:29 PM
« Last Edit: September 22, 2006, 09:56:01 AM by Darth Maverick »
I know adding to this post comes WAY late after it was created, but, how did you know the bearings were going out? I'm hearing a creaking sound comming from the back of my car now. Granted I've added a 22mm sway bar, but its been on for almost 6 months now without an issue.
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Re: Wheel Bearing
Reply #4 on: August 05, 2006, 04:14:17 AM
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Darth did you grease the bushings on the 22mm??
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Re: Wheel Bearing
Reply #5 on: September 21, 2006, 09:34:24 PM
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front or back...


Re: Wheel Bearing
Reply #6 on: September 22, 2006, 06:11:48 AM
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Quote from: ∓quot;Jayco_Automotive"
front or back...

That would be the back.  There has been no offer for the front because it is unnecessary.  If we were to bulk up the front, it would be counter productive to the back.
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Re: Wheel Bearing
Reply #7 on: September 22, 2006, 09:57:02 AM
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I think I did. My dad helped me, and he's done that kinda mod before on other cars. I don't think I greased them myself, but I'll ask him.
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Re: Wheel Bearing
Reply #8 on: October 20, 2007, 01:52:44 PM
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Quote from: "Pip "
You have to replace the ENTIRE thing.

Not true...

I changed my front bearings using a floor press like this:

and a vice.  You'll need various correctly sized pressing adapters, just steel cylinders of different diameter and such to be able to put the pressure where you need it.

Was it easy? No.  Did it take forever?  No, took about 5 hours working with a buddy and goofing off.  Would I do it again, ehhh, probably not, but if you're broke/cheap... or BORED... here's how you waste some time...

We took the spindle assembly off, seperated the two races from the old bearing (just tear it apart... it is bad afterall).  I used an angle grinder to carefully split the outter race into two pieces and it just fell off,  the inner race has to be pressed off using a table top/floor press (only about $100 at harbor freight, neat tool to have)

When you got everything apart, just press the new bearing in.  Just be sure to put no pressure on the inner race or you'll ruin the thing in a hearbeat... and be back at square one.

Total price, about $50 not including equipment/tools.  Walla.