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Q: How to replace front wheel bearing on 1998 Jaguar XJ8

I took off the front wheel expecting to see a nut as usual for taking off the hub to replace the front wheel bearing. There is no nut and it looks very different than what I have seen before. Does anyone know how to take one of these apart?
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most people will tell you that you need a special tool to remove the abs ring, in reality you can knock it undone with a blunt chisel and a hammer , but this usually braks the part. a new abs ring is about ten pounds to buy, o you can afford to destroy a lot of them until it is worth the 150 pounds for the special tool !! also, heating up the ring can help with undoing it.. the torque to tighten these things is about 300nm
After you remove the Hub Asm. put it into a vice lugs down. Remove the funny little stay and don't even try to thread the nut off with a hammer and punch unless you have to. The large 4wd socket used on the hub locking nut and use a very good Impact Wrench to turn the nut to the left. I had a 1" electric impact and got mine off. You can also use a 12 point 2" socket just keep a great deal of force on the nut as not to let it strip. Next you really need an Hyd. Press to press it out and you might just let the man press the new one in or build a large like 1" bolt with collars or whatever to press it back in. Me I just took mine to a shop and payed 48.00 to get it done. I believe you could do the replacement with a lot of Savy if you are so inclined, me time was against me to search the Riggin' to do it.
This is a hub style bearing. I strongly suggest you get a repair manual for this vehicle if your going to be doing your own work. You can get an online subscription to excellent information here: or
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