wheel bearing puller
harchris at smokesignal.net
Fri May 30 10:33:30 EDT 2003
In the past I've always used my friendly persuader, the BFH. But I am
doing a friend's rear bearings this weekend and seriously considering
buying a 20 ton press frame which is only Can $369 from Princess Auto. I
am working on a lot of cars and always seem to need a press. BTW, the
dealer would charge $400 to do the job, and my philosophy is that
anything I save in labour charges I can spend on tools :-)
So I would like to hear the list's answer to this one! Do I buy the
press this weekend, or wait till the next job?
Kent McLean wrote:
> [reposted, as it may have been lost in the Audifans hiccup]
> My right front wheel bearing is getting loud. I need to replace it. Again.
> Last time I did it, I did the checkbook mechanic thing. This time I'd like
> to do it myself. Money is a factor, as I plan on retiring the car within a
> Does anyone have any experience renting the tool to pull the bearing?
> I'm assuming I'd still need an appropriate socket and care in driving the
> new one back into place.
> Or should I follow the Bentley, remove the hub, and take it to my friendly
> local machine shop to have them press out/in the bearings?
> '89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy" still misbehaving
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