How do you change a wheel bearing step by step?

How do you change 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.

Can you replace rear bearings?

As for the rear wheel bearings, they will be a tad cheaper to replace but this will of course depend on the car make and model. The cost of a complete rear wheel bearing replacement will be somewhere in area of $240 to $460. Parts will on average be between $100 and $180. The labor costs will be around $140 to $280.

How do you know if your rear hub bearing is bad?

What are the symptoms of bad wheel bearings

  1. A humming, rumbling or growling noise that increases with acceleration or as the vehicle turns.
  2. A loud constant whining or grinding noise when the vehicle is in motion.
  3. Clunking noises when driving over uneven road surfaces.

How do you replace a rear wheel hub assembly?

Part 1 of 1: Replacing the wheel hub assembly

  1. Materials Needed.
  2. Step 1: Prepare your work area.
  3. Step 2: Loosen the lug nuts.
  4. Step 3: Jack the vehicle up and use jack stands.
  5. Step 4: Remove the old wheel hub assembly.
  6. Step 5: Install the new wheel hub assembly and brake parts.
  7. Step 6: Reinstall the wheels.

Is there a service for rear wheel bearings on a corvette?

This is a tough situation for most service centers unless they are versed in 1963-1982 rear spindle bearing service. The most important thing every Corvette owner needs to know is to take care of your rear wheel bearings so you have some control of the repair situation.

Why are my rear wheel bearings so hard to replace?

Plus, the techs are young and only familiar with the new sealed units and want to replace the whole assembly. In other words, if you break down on the highway…good luck. Rear wheel bearings get tougher to press apart as they get older. The heat cycling seems to make the bearings adhere to the spindles.

How do you remove the outer bearing from the spindle?

The outer bearing can be pulled off the spindle at your local machine shop to save the cost of tools. There is a rear spindle set-up tool ( CC# 582418) that allows the bearing shim to be determined without assembling the bearings. Installing the spindle with the installation tool saves bearing and grease seal damage.

Why did you replace the spindle bearing housing on your 1969?

Our 1969 had a spindle bearing housing replaced probably due to bearing failure that damaged the housing from spun bearing races. The bearing races must fit tight in the housing to operate properly and keep clearances correct. We’re using a bearing installer to install the bearing races. This avoids race damage and possible flesh wounds.