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Old 01-26-2005, 12:31 PM   #1
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Quick question. My wife's 95 SL-2 needs rear wheel bearings. I've done the front bearings before but not the rear. I know the fronts are pressed in, are the rear?

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Old 01-26-2005, 01:48 PM   #2
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No the rears are bolted on....If you've done fronts yourself, the rears are a breeeeeze. There's one large nut behind the dust cap, take it off (you'll need an impact) and slide the old bearing off, slide the new one on. They come with the whole bearing/hub as an assembly.

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Old 01-26-2005, 02:46 PM   #3
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Default Re: Rear Wheel bearings

See at least couple of Wheel Bearing-related threads here.

I know it depends, but what's the average life-span for Saturn S-series wheel bearings (Front or Rear)? Over 100k?

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Old 01-26-2005, 02:46 PM   #4
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Thanks, Yes I have done the fronts. I don't have a press so I took the knuckle to a machine shop and had the m pressed in. I do have a compresser and impact. I was also wondering if they came as separate pieces or as an assembly. Thanks again.

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Old 01-26-2005, 07:56 PM   #5
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I know it depends, but what's the average life-span for Saturn S-series wheel bearings (Front or Rear)? Over 100k?
your mileage may vary. I replace a mine every year or so... 30,000 miles at most. I suppose with the standard issue Firestone tires and a "normal" suspension alignment they could last longer. autocrossing and open track events with 2 degrees of negative camber combined with sticky tires puts more loads on the wheel bearings than Saturn had in mind.

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Old 01-26-2005, 08:41 PM   #6
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As assemblies ONLY (as far as I know). They just unbolt/bolt back on. No alignment is required afterward as changing the rear hub assemblies does not require distubing the rear lower strut or trailing link connections at all.

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Old 01-27-2005, 10:29 AM   #7
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> changing the rear hub assemblies <

And you get yours (ie. mine '95 SL 2) from

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