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Old 02-09-2011, 01:07 PM   #1
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Default Front wheel bearing is bad

I am hoping to change the front left wheel bearing this comming Saturday, on my '02 SL1. I had the Pass side done about 6 months ago, and now the drivers side is humming. I know its a press bearing, but my question is, do I have to remove the entire knuckle and take it to a shop to press out the old and on the new? OR can I just remove the hub from the spline shaft and do it that way. I ask because I dont know if the bearing is pressed onto the backside of the hub or if its pressed into the knuckle. I've seen parts stores selling bearings alone, and then selling hub assemblies, so thats where my confusion comes from.

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Old 02-09-2011, 01:30 PM   #2
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The bearing is pressed into the back side of the knuckle, the hub is then pressed into the bearing from the front.

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I am hoping to change the front left wheel bearing this comming Saturday, on my '02 SL1. I had the Pass side done about 6 months ago, and now the drivers side is humming.
This is why I always say replace them in pairs. Cheaper to replace both bearings at the same time than to change them individually at different times.

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