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wheel bearing replacement

Postby koondaholaa » Tue May 27, 2008 1:04 am

hey i have 1993 2.5 diesel transit . i need to probably replace the left front wheel bearing > anyone can tell me if you need special puller tool and if i should replace both sides ??
is there a danger the front wheel can seize on me while driving right now ???

i read the earlier post it mentions using chisel to knock the bearing of the axel and socket to guided back >is that all ??

thank you very much

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Re: wheel bearing replacement

Postby MrMPuk » Tue May 27, 2008 1:07 am

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Re: wheel bearing replacement

Postby trans9 » Tue May 27, 2008 4:25 pm

hey i have 1993 2.5 diesel transit . i need to probably replace the left front wheel bearing > anyone can tell me if you need special puller tool NO and if i should replace both sides ?? YES
is there a danger the front wheel can seize on me while driving right now ??? YES

i read the earlier post it mentions using chisel to knock the bearing of the axel and socket to guided back >is that all ??yes

thank you very much
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Re: wheel bearing replacement

Postby koondaholaa » Thu May 29, 2008 1:01 am

thank you
i will have to do it myself struggling musician on the road right now

have replaced the whole front suspension on a beamer 300 few years back by myself i reckon i can do this one myself too
just wanted to know more before getting dirty hands on it

so thank you i will let you know how it went
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Re: wheel bearing replacement

Postby motorcycle_mayhem » Fri May 30, 2008 12:26 pm

Funnily enough, I've *just* done both my front bearings (along with the discs - since they'd delaminated with rust). You need no special tools, simply undo the stubaxle nut, pull the hub off. There's enough 'land' on the inside of each bearing track within the hub to chisel the things out. New tracks went in very smoothly with a socket and a lump hammer. Getting the oil seals in square was the biggest challenge, after many, many attempts I took a beer break, came back to it and they went in smoothly 1st try with a 40-something socket.
Beer was a pint of Hicks 'HSD', slightly below ambient temperature, left to stand for 10-15 minutes to de-aerate.
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Re: wheel bearing replacement

Postby koondaholaa » Sat May 31, 2008 1:00 pm

hey thanks but i am wandering about the breaks-- they need to come off as well ???
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Re: wheel bearing replacement

Postby trans9 » Sat May 31, 2008 11:01 pm

YES, it's easy job....
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Re: wheel bearing replacement

Postby motorcycle_mayhem » Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:42 pm

Yep, usual story... unbolt the caliper from its leg mounting (leave all the hydraulics hooked up, don't disturb) and hang it out of the way. Good time to twist and inspect the hoses, pads and all that stuff while you're there.
Disc is bolted onto the hub. No reason to remove the disc, so if it's OK, just go ahead and knock out the bearings.
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Re: wheel bearing replacement

Postby koondaholaa » Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:17 am

thats what i needed to know thanks

my bearings are arriving today >i am going to replace only one side the other has to wait

just one last detail i didnt find anywhere . to what torgue do you tighten up the axel nut ???

thanks for your help kamil
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Re: wheel bearing replacement

Postby trans9 » Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:47 am

On the road torque,,,,,, left hand,one finger whit short tool......
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