Originally Posted by GXP Venom
.... Are the wheels still available from GM, and did the insurance cover it.? ...:
Insurance covered it. I'm pretty sure it was a new OEM wheel. That was +1 year ago. Who knows now?
Originally Posted by BonneGXP05
....Did you change your wheel bearing yourself? If so, did the job require any special tools. Since it'* getting really cold in Michigan, It'* either fix it now or drive it through the winter and hope it doesn't fail all together. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Yes, I changed it myself. I've done a few over the years.
You should have a decent set of tools, and you will need a large socket for the axle nut and "puller" to push the axle out of the hub. These are available for loan from AutoZone or Murray'* (I think). The spline on shaft has a slight helix to lock it in, hence, the puller. An air impact is a definite plus.
If you haven't done one before, you should wait for help or warmer weather before trying.
I have a spare car, so I can afford to be brave.