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Old 10-06-2004, 20:47   #1 (permalink)
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changing front wheel bearings.

hey recently my front left bearing has turned noisy so i have gone down to ford to get the kit. and am just going to follow the gregories manual on pulling apart and putting back together.

just wanted any info or past ecperiences of trouble you have run into doing this to help me along.
seems like you need to heavily grease all the rollers. i am guessing you can just use a high melting temp automotive grease?

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Re: changing front wheel bearings.

I can't offer any advice, but let`us know how you go with it. :)
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Re: changing front wheel bearings.

Yes a high melting point grease designed for use with wheel bearings and disk brakes. It's not hard at all but is easier if you buy a cone shaped tool from Repco or Supercheap to grease the bearing. Like this http://www.sulco.co.nz/products/180/3207381.jpg
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This bearing packer is reported to be better and doesn't need a grease gun but I have seen it in Australia yet. http://www.yankeetoys.org/lee/packer2.jpg
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Re: changing front wheel bearings.

I use boating grease in my wheel bearings.
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Re: changing front wheel bearings.

hey bozza,

how did it go?? no more noisy wheel bearing?
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Old 10-11-2004, 07:47   #7 (permalink)
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Re: changing front wheel bearings.

pretty easy to do, you get your hands dirty but certainl one of teh easier jobs
pull of the rim
get a flat blade and pry off the grease hub, pull the split pin out, the bearing and cover will then need to be pulled out, wipe off as much greas possible off the spindle eyc, you may want to pull the disc off to do a perfect job, just unbolt the calliper, wipe the grease offm then grease up your new bearings by rolling the grease into it (ie put some grese on yoru finger and put the bearing over your other hand, go round and round the bearing till gease has rolled right thru)m reassemble and pack grease into the spindle and grease hub
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Re: changing front wheel bearings.

omg.

ok get this...
i had a front 'whiiring noise' midas said it was due to front wheel bearings being stuffed. and my front wheel bearings went coz the very inside of the tyres were very worn (on the front)

so i spend my weekend doing the 2 front wheel bearings. (was fairly easy to do) however as i was doing it i thought the old bearings seem fairly good. but i continued to replace them while i was there.

so when ive finished, i put the 2 front (worn inside ) tyres on the back so that they wont fu.ck the new bearings.
all happy with myself i get in my car and take it for a drive and........NOW THE SOUND COMES FROM THE BACK!!!!!!

so basically. the tyres bing badly worn on the inside are making this noise NOT the wheel bearings..... but on the bright side i know i wont have to replace the front wheel bearings for a while =)
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Re: changing front wheel bearings.

They're not that hard to replace are they? I remember switching mine over when I re-did my front suspension. It was a piece of piss. Probably take me about a halfa start to finish both sides if I had a rattle gun and a trolley jack.

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Re: changing front wheel bearings.

1 was 39 from ford
other was 29 from repco

the reason it took me a while was because i pulled hb off and spent time gettin the old grease out then washing in grease remover. then washing the discs to make sure no shit was on em.
plus i replaced the cups that the bearings sit in (the bits you gotta tap out with a hammer and punch)...

but basically after all ym extra effort to get them perfect .... i find out its my noisy tyre.
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