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1997 Subaru Impreza Outback Question: what are the steps to r/r a front wheel bearing

 

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coolio123, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, Palmyra, WI, March 03, 2012, 09:25
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do i need to remove the hub to have new bearings pressed in

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    mastertech6371 March 03, 2012, 11:56
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    yes, after the removing the spindle, the hub has to be pressed out and then press out the bearing. i always reccomend replacing the hub in this repair.

    Roy

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    coolio123, March 04, 2012, 11:02
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    Thanks. I should have came here first. It would have saved me some time under the car!

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    SubiWoRX from Subiworx, May 08, 2012, 13:36
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    Not necessary to remove the hub. Hub Shark can be used for bearing replacement while the spindle is still on the car. Harbor Freight sells cheaper version of that tool that can be used by average mechanically inclined DIYer. The advantage of doing the replacement this way is the alignment stays untouched.

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