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Old 07-09-04, 02:15 AM
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REAR wheel bearing wright up.

Timken part number 510010 cost is in the $40-$50 mark and you will need a press.
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you will first need to pull the hub off the car. I pulled the entire a-arm off as just the hub is a pain. to pull the a-arm off you will need to drop the sub frame and remove the alignment bolt and the bolt going thrue the bone shaped link, as well as the lower strut bolt and a nut on the bottom of the a-arm connected to a link. you will also need to undo the axal. I don't remember what size the nut is but you will need an impact to take it off.

once you have it off you'll need to press the wheel hub its self out of the hub assembly.
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then you will need to knock the race off the hub.
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now is the fun part you need to remove the biggest C-clip you will ever see.
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you will need to bust it loose as its had 18 years to rust in place. I used an air hammer but im sure there are other ways of doing this. after that use a snap ring tool to remove the clip. WARNING. i shot one of mine a good 6-8 feet before it hit something, this could hurt if some one got hit.
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now its back to the press. pop out the main body of the bearing and clean the inside of the toe hub.
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now press in the new one.
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put the retaining clip back in. same warning as above.
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press the wheel hub back in, then check to see if the rear race came out if it did press it back in place and reinstall in car.
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Old 07-09-04, 02:23 AM
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5 stars! this should be archived
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NICE...excellent pics...makes her look simple.
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Could a moderator archive this. It looks like a good writeup. BTW I need to do this one of these days.
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Your braver than me. I had them professionally pressed in because I didn't think my home press had enough "ton-age" to push those in. Plus I didn't feel like making up more jigs to press evenly.
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i havent tried it on my 7 yet, but i got new wheel bearings in my civic by putting the bearing in the freezer, the hub in the oven at 300, then i popped them together with a mallet. its just another option for those that dont have access to a hydraulic press.
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not to rain in on your party but in which way is dropping the entire subframe and removing the A-arms and what not easier than just remoivng the hub itself??
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Old 07-09-04, 08:36 PM
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easy i have 18 year old dtss that the sleave likes to rust to the bolt. i don't have the eliminator bushings or a replacement dtss bushing. so in the long run its easy.

this is also a good time to put in the DTSS removal bushing's and/or poly or delrin swing arm bushings, camber links. if only I had the $$$.
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