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Old 01-27-2011, 09:19 PM   #1
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E30 Rear wheel bearing replacement

Hey,
my rear left wheel has been making noise for while, and i assume its the wheel bearing issue. could I be wrong about it?

If correct, how much of work is it? I heard its a pretty hard work and takes long hour. Is this true?

I live Hamilton, any suggestion of a good shop who does this job right will be appreciated.

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Old 01-28-2011, 02:30 AM   #2
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Not a hard job to do, the only specialized tool you need is a bearing puller. You'll know its a bearing going on you when it is a constant grinding noise that intensifies as you go faster.
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Old 01-28-2011, 03:09 AM   #3
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Not a hard job to do, the only specialized tool you need is a bearing puller. You'll know its a bearing going on you when it is a constant grinding noise that intensifies as you go faster.
LOL. Have you done it? I ask because you're the first to say it's easy!!
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Old 01-28-2011, 03:35 AM   #4
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lol at easy......................conceptually, without a doubt.
physically............very mother f'ing involved.

refer to my pic when i did my bearings.
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Old 01-28-2011, 08:23 AM   #5
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I think it's easy once you've done it before.

I can do it in under an hour with the right tools.
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Old 01-28-2011, 09:12 AM   #6
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Ya I've done it. Again not hard, but T.Dot may be right that I think it's easy because I've done it.
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Nah I don't think its that easy either. Unless the car has never seen salt...
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My two cents.....get someone else to do it. Removing it is a bitch!!!!!
The cost in a garage is well worth it.
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thanks for the replies, but I think I will pass it to a shop to do it for me, as I have no time right now to do it myself.

Any local shop suggestion in Hamilton???

been in couple of shops and they didnt wanna touch it!!
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lol at easy......................conceptually, without a doubt.
physically............very mother f'ing involved.

refer to my pic when i did my bearings.
The picture is really helpful. I always wanted to know how this really looks like.

Thank you,
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Ya I've done it. Again not hard, but T.Dot may be right that I think it's easy because I've done it.
I've done it myself as well and i didn't find it easy. However the second time I had access to a press and the arms off the car and it was a piece of cake
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I've done it myself as well and i didn't find it easy. However the second time I had access to a press and the arms off the car and it was a piece of cake
I have a secret that makes it easy. I air hammer the bearing out. The arm stays on the car, way too much work to take the arm off.
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:40 PM   #13
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I have a secret that makes it easy. I air hammer the bearing out. The arm stays on the car, way too much work to take the arm off.
I would have probably done something similar but the reason I had them off the car because they were my Ti arms I was gonna swap in
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Old 01-28-2011, 11:42 PM   #15
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any local shop in Hamilton???

or Toronto area, cause i go there over weekends, so let me know if you know anyone there
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