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What tools do I need to take out a wheel bearing?

What tools do I need to take out a wheel bearing?

What Tools Do I Need To Replace A Wheel Bearing?

  1. A set of needle-nosed pliers.
  2. ratchet wrench with various sized sockets.
  3. flat-head screwdriver.
  4. jack.
  5. star wrench for loosening nuts on the wheel.

How do you remove a wheel bearing step by step?

Part 1 of 3: Prepare your car

  1. Materials Needed.
  2. Step 1: Put chocks behind your wheels.
  3. Step 2: Loosen the lug nuts.
  4. Step 3: Lift up the vehicle.
  5. Step 4: Remove the lug nuts.
  6. Step 1: Remove the brake caliper and bracket.
  7. Step 2: Remove the outer wheel bearing.
  8. Step 3: Remove the rotor and inner wheel bearing.

What tools do you need to replace a wheel hub?

What tools do you need to install a wheel hub assembly?

  1. Safety glasses.
  2. Wheel chocks.
  3. Jack and jack stands.
  4. Ratchet, various size sockets and various size wrenches.
  5. Breaker bar.
  6. Mallet.
  7. Punch.
  8. Torque wrench.

How tight should a wheel bearing nut be?

The nut on the spindle should be tightened until snug, with no side-to-side play in the hub and then backed off, about a quarter of a turn. The nut finger should be tight until the castle nut or cotter pin is used.

Can you replace a wheel bearing without a press?

I’ve replaced bearings without either a puller or a press, it’s perfectly doable, although a bearing insertion set does make things much easier. These are cheap and you can get them off the internet.

Is changing wheel bearings hard?

Replacing a wheel bearing that comes as an assembly with the hub and bolts to the spindle or steering knuckle is not very difficult if you have proper skills, tools and the manual. Of course, the large axle nut is very tight and can be difficult to remove.

Do wheel bearings need to be pressed?

Hello – if you replace the wheel bearing/hub assembly, no, it does not require pressing. This is the recommended replacement approach. Pressing the bearing off/onto the hub requires specialized equipment, with high risk for damage.