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Old 06-11-2008, 12:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm just curious about what I need to replace or buy in order to replace a front wheel bearing in a 1996 Geo Metro...
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It's not a hub assy, but inner and outer bearings on some and one bearing on others (forget which is which) and does not seem to be that bad of a job if you can get the bearings out of the hub without a press.
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thanks for the advice
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Fairly easy just basic hand tools. Did inner and outers on mine this spring. Do yourself a favor and buy the double sealed bearings. this holds the grease in the bearing. they cost about $5 more but well worth it.
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when you removed the disc brake assembly did it have 4 mounting bolts? because on this vehicle there are only 2 screws and i'm wondering if that is really holding me back don't know how to go about getting the screws off since they're on there really good
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Use an "Impact Screwdriver" with a good, sharp phillips bit. Then strike it with a hammer to get it loose. Worse case, you gotta chisel them out or drill them out. They are not needed after putting back together.
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Just out of curiousity, how do you know to replace the bearings... vs. say, the CV joints, etc.?
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Noise mostly, To check the joints you can grab the shaft and see if they(joints)are loose. Sloopy joints will cause a vibration. Sometimes felt in the steering wheel. The wheel bearing just growls and makes noise up front.
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anyone have a "ghetto" way of getting the hub back on? i'm trying to figure this one out without buying more tools.. kinda short on cash with the price of gas atm...
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I just used a old socket I didnt care about :0) hammer good
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