Do I need special tools ?
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2000 Subaru Outback Question: How long will it take to change a front wheel bearing ?
Answer #1mastertech6371 February 02, 2012, 22:06Master
yes. there is a big nut around 32 mm that has to be loosened. it is torqued at about 180 ft lbs.
once the hub is removed, the bearing has to be pressed off and on. best left to a shop to do this for you.
it takes a shop around 2 hours for this operation.
Answer #2csubak30 February 02, 2012, 22:48Master
You do need special tools and if you do not want to purchase them then let a shop do this.
Answer #3patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, February 03, 2012, 03:43Master
Another possibility, remove the wheel, brake caliper and disc assembly, open half shaft nut and remove spindle, bring to auto machine shop let them press in and out the bearing then reassemble.
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