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Re: Bad Wheel Bearing?

The easiest way to pull those hub and bearings off is to take the 3 12 point bolts out,put the wheel back on and tighten the lug nuts.Then pry the wheel off.Put the end of a big pry bar against the lower ball joint and the wheel will pull the whole thing out of the knuckle.
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The easiest way to pull those hub and bearings off is to take the 3 12 point bolts out,put the wheel back on and tighten the lug nuts.Then pry the wheel off.Put the end of a big pry bar against the lower ball joint and the wheel will pull the whole thing out of the knuckle.
That's basically what the 3 jaw puller is doing. Except you have to put the wheel back on and off. It's easier to just get a puller, they rent free from Advanced or AutoZone.
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That's basically what the 3 jaw puller is doing. Except you have to put the wheel back on and off. It's easier to just get a puller, they rent free from Advanced or AutoZone.
not really the same. If you pull it with the wheel it doesn't pull the hub out of the bearing.You can actually take the hub bolts out and pry it apart before you even have the wheel off. The axle keeps the hub together and its off in less than 3 minutes. But do what works for you.
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not really the same. If you pull it with the wheel it doesn't pull the hub out of the bearing.You can actually take the hub bolts out and pry it apart before you even have the wheel off. The axle keeps the hub together and its off in less than 3 minutes. But do what works for you.
Each way you're applying a force through the bearing via the hub. But with the 3 jaw puller, you're pulling on the outside of the hub. With the wheel on, you're applying the same force but on the bolts (instead of the outside).
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Re: Bad Wheel Bearing?

Yea,ok whatever.I was just trying to share a tip that makes it unbelievably easy to take hubs off.Maybe I didn't explain it as well as I could have.
With a puller,it needs to push against something.I assume you are pressing against the axle shaft?Ok then you still need to get the bearing out of the knuckle when you are done ruining the hub and bearing.
When I do it,the nut stays on the axle and it pulls the hub and bearing out of the knuckle.It's actually useful if you are doing something like a CV boot or work on the differential and you want to reuse the wheel bearings.
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Re: Bad Wheel Bearing?

What a PITA changing the wheel hub assembly was! Got the brake caliper off etc, but the bolt on the front side of the wheel hub assembly had the points worn off due to corrosion. Had to use an easy out socket to get it off.

All in all, took about 4 hours.
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Re: Bad Wheel Bearing?

I still notice the sound I had been mentioning, however now when I swerve left and right I don't really hear the wheel bearing sound that was tell tale the right front needed to be replaced. The back side of my rotors were corroded pretty well, definitely need replacing and so I ordered the new DBA XS4000 rotors, stillen pads, and a wheel bearing for the other side.

Is it possible that the corrosion on the back of the rotors was causing the propblem or maybe they were just warped on rubbing. You can definitely feel the pedal pulsate when slowing down under normal driving.

If none of these fix the noise, what else could I look at? Checked front diff fluid, just a hair low maybe, but still good, no evidence of abnormal shavings in the fluid.

Possibly something with the quadradrive? It definitely is coming from the center to the front of the vehicle somewhere and goes with the speed, BUT, you only hear it above 5-10mph.
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Re: Bad Wheel Bearing?

Less than 100km/hrs we hear, but it suddenly turned camefrom leave. Last week before the examination diffential oil dealer has not found some suspicious, so he changed the left front wheel bearings, and clear the EHIC....
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