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Front Wheel Bearing Replacement Help

Postby bigrvg » Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:46 pm

I think I need to replace my front N/S wheel bearing as it's squeeling and grinding and gradually getting worse. I'm probably going to do both sides at the same time I do pads and discs. Whats the best way to do it? I've seen hub and bearing kits for £15 on ebay, does this negate the need to have the original bearing pressed out? Are there and special tools needed?
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Re: Front Wheel Bearing Replacement Help

Postby taz666 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:49 pm

do not buy cheap bearings m8, you will end up doing them again and again and again, no special tool are needed apart from a press, some really big hammers and a angle grinder, is it fwd or rwd
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Re: Front Wheel Bearing Replacement Help

Postby bigrvg » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:18 pm

It's a fwd mk6. So even with a hub and bearing kit, you still need a press? Do I not just unbolt the hub and replace with the new set up? Sorry for the newbie questions. I can do the pads and discs no problem, but I will get my mate who's a motorbike mechanic supremo to help with this, just want a heads up so when he talks mechanicky stuff at me I can pretend I understand what the score is!
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Re: Front Wheel Bearing Replacement Help

Postby bigrvg » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:32 pm

I think I've got it! I was getting the hub and the hub carrier that the bearing is in mixed up. I see that the carrier is pressed on to the hub, so I need to get the old carrier with bearing pulled off of the hub and a new carrier and bearing pressed on, that correct?
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Re: Front Wheel Bearing Replacement Help

Postby CROSSFIREROB » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:57 pm

Dont for get to book a sunny day , and a good radio station, i did my front bearings at the weekend , and at the MOT today he said my bearings were had slight movement in them, strange i thought . :D
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Re: Front Wheel Bearing Replacement Help

Postby bigjohnthomas » Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:08 pm

bigrvg wrote: so I need to get the old carrier with bearing pulled off of the hub and a new carrier and bearing pressed on, that correct?


you can cut the old one off with a 9"angle grinder and gently smash the new bearing on with a sledge hammer :wink:
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Re: Front Wheel Bearing Replacement Help

Postby El transito » Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:15 pm

CROSSFIREROB wrote:Dont for get to book a sunny day , and a good radio station, i did my front bearings at the weekend , and at the MOT today he said my bearings were had slight movement in them, strange i thought . :D


Very strange indeed, even failed bearings have no movement. whether FWD or RWD the hub nut keeps the bearings located, are they tight enough? MOT man might have been looking for work?
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Re: Front Wheel Bearing Replacement Help

Postby bigrvg » Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:17 pm

Double post failage
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Re: Front Wheel Bearing Replacement Help

Postby El transito » Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:19 pm

bigjohnthomas wrote:
bigrvg wrote: so I need to get the old carrier with bearing pulled off of the hub and a new carrier and bearing pressed on, that correct?


you can cut the old one off with a 9"angle grinder and gently smash the new bearing on with a sledge hammer :wink:




"gently smash the new bearing on with a sledge hammer" love it :lol:
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Re: Front Wheel Bearing Replacement Help

Postby bigrvg » Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:22 pm

CROSSFIREROB wrote:Dont for get to book a sunny day , and a good radio station, i did my front bearings at the weekend , and at the MOT today he said my bearings were had slight movement in them, strange i thought . :D


What bearings did you buy? It's the UK, you can book a sunny day, but whether you get one is another thing entirely!
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Re: Front Wheel Bearing Replacement Help

Postby Brains Mk6 transit » Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:33 pm

Genuine bearings here http://www.fordpartsuk.com/shop/ford_tr ... _c_317.htm

Use a press to fit the new ones. Hammering them on is the pikey way
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Re: Front Wheel Bearing Replacement Help

Postby bigjohnthomas » Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:48 pm

Brains Mk6 transit wrote: Hammering them on is the pikey way

its the way we were taught when i was a lad working for harry http://www.ruttle.co.uk/RuttlePlant.html
we didnt have gay presses in them days :lol:
just a sledgie and a chisel :D
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Re: Front Wheel Bearing Replacement Help

Postby subarumark » Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:28 am

definatly go genuine i made this mistake had 3 arftermarket ones to one genuine one it aint worth it
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