Re: [DMCForum] Grinding in reverse...
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Re: [DMCForum] Grinding in reverse...

Thanks Chris.

Err, I don't have a press. What sort of press are we talking about?
I'd buy one if they aren't too spendy.

Are the bearings pretty standard? If I took the car down to some local
mechanic is there any chance he'd have the parts on hand?


On 1/8/06, Chris Almy <chris.almy@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> The bearings are pressed into the hubs. If you have a press, you can
> replace them yourself. Probably standard bearings, but I'm sure the vendors
> can also get them for you. Since I don't have a press, I got rebuilt hubs
> from John Hervey. He bead blasts them and repaints the hubs and presses new
> bearings in place. Check out Tamir's forum to see what they look like
> installed:
> To replace:
> 1. Remove wheel (duh).
> 2. Disconnect and remove the brake caliper.
> 3. Using a 32mm or 1.25 inch 6 point socket, remove the large nut on the
> spindle.
> 4. If you are lucky, the hub/rotor will pull right off. Otherwise, reattach
> the wheel and use it for leverage to pull the assembly off.
> 5. If the bearings break apart and leaves the inner ring on the spindle,
> use a pulley puller to remove.
> 6. Not sure on the bearing replacement part as I simply replaced the hubs.
> 7. If replacing the hubs, take the wheel and lay it flat with the outside
> facing down. You can now drop the hub/rotor assembly into the wheel. This
> will allow you to get good leverage to remove the four bolts holding the
> rotor to the hub.
> Once you get the bearings installed, just reverse the procedure. Not much
> too it! Also a great time to replace or turn the rotors if necessary.


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