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changing front wheel bearings and seals

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Do you need a press or any special tools for this little job or is something I can do with the trusty Craftsman set? Thanks.

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You dont need a press, just tap them in square with a socket a shade smaller than the OD of the bearing....oh and dont forget to put your spacer back in.

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No special tools--just a long tapered punch,hammer to remove the old bearings. Will need a hammer and socket to re-install new bearings.

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I just did this job the other night. It is very simple. The front bearings are not sealed like the rear. you should pack them very well with good grease before installation.

My local Stealership was cheaper than the piviot works kit. (I know hard to belive) Check the TT store the Tax you save may pay the shipping.

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I've been buying sealed front wheel bearings and seals off of eBay lately and have been very satisfied with the price and quality. They should still be repacked with grease before installation.

I put the bearings (all greased up and ready to go) in the freezer about a half hour before installation. Just before I install them, I heat up the hub with a propane torch. They literally drop right in that way. Once everything returns to normal temperatures the bearings are in nice and tight.

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Nice one rich! I am curious what brand or country of manufacturer your sealed bearings are from?

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Nice one rich! I am curious what brand or country of manufacturer your sealed bearings are from?

I have no idea.

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