How to replace Front Wheel Bearings
Edward R. Wendell IV
erwendell at mac.com
Sat Jun 19 21:34:55 EDT 2004
I'm jumping on board this one a little late so I apologize in advance
if I'm just wasting bandwidth.
There was some discussion about difficulty in separating the ball joint
from the hub carrier. I can't stress how much easier that job is if you
unbolt the front sway bar so the the control arm can actually drop far
enough. Just looking at it you'll have yourself convinced that the ball
joint is stuck in place when the real problem is that the control arm
isn't dropping far enough for the strut to reach the end of it's travel
and stop the descent of the ball joint.
Also, if it wasn't already said, make friendly with a machine shop that
has a press and a bunch of different diameter spacers. I couldn't see
any other way of getting the bearing in and out without damaging it.
Clarksburg WV USA
86, 87 5kcstq
87 MR2 times 2
Three turbos, two quattros, too much fun
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