View Full Version : how to change wheel bearing races?

19th March 2005, 04:45
Front wheel bearing races on the alluminum hubs. I know the book says to use the special tool yada yada yada. But what for our backyard mechanics? First how do you get them out, and more importantly, how do you get them back in?
I know I can't be the only one here who has replaced thier wheel bearings before....

19th March 2005, 04:57
I ysed a brass drift and a hammer to get the out and you can use the old race to beat it back in, a large socket will work also.

19th March 2005, 11:37
you can use the old race to beat it back in

Good luck setting the endplay

19th March 2005, 16:51
Old school technique for the races. I suppose if we all had a press it would be easy. Since you are not excited about this technique drb maybe you should tell the guy how to do it. Garage mechanicing sometimes requires some improvization and it has been o'k for mine for 10000 miles but maybe I was just lucky, Its your turn how to explain it.

19th March 2005, 19:02
Well, I can't seem to get the damn things out. I wonder how the stealer does it...