Thread: Wheel bearings
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Old 10-28-2019, 02:36 PM   #6
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2007 VUE 3.5L
2005 ION-3 Sedan
Default Re: Wheel bearings

Originally Posted by Cavell View Post
knock out 2 wheelstuds from flange. put in 6" bolt with nut on backside of flange. hold nut and turn bolt till it pushes against the backing plate. it will be very close to bearing flange and metal is fairly strong here. you could put a washer/shim where the bolt pushes against backing plate if it starts to deform. i usually use 2 bolts side by side on flange. if you are steady the bolts wont try and push at an angle. you could even use 3 bolts but than the brake hardware gets in the way. though removing the shoes is not a big deal
ive done 3 headgasket jobs in last yr and i have 54 5-6" head bolts. use the lugnuts from wheel. they are same thread
i found a seller online that had the bolts for $1 with free shipping. woohoo
Thanks! I'll have to try that when the inevitable happens on my Vue.


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