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Old 06-21-2005, 01:59 PM   #1
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I have to change the drivers side front wheel bearing in my 98 Olds LLS and was wondering how difficult it is and or anything I should look out for? I know there is an H body forum, but figuring since the bonnevilles are the same I would get a better response here.

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If I am correct in my belief once you have the axle nut off there'* three bolts that hold the bearing "unit" on. Three bolts later you are back on and putting it back together.

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1. Use huge socket to break CV axle nut.
2. Break lug nuts.
3. Jack up car and set on jackstand.
4. Remove wheel.
5. Remove cv axle nut.
6. Fashion hanger from a wire clothes hanger.
7. Remove caliper and hang on previously mentioned hook from spring.
8. Remove brake disc.
9. Remove three T45 or T55 bolts. These will be acessable through holes in the wheel mounting flange.
10. Beat the Hub until it comes out.
11. Tap the new one in.
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Bonnies are the same...
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Thanks for the input guys, greatly appreciated.
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It'* probably been brought up before, but I take it you can't repack our bearings??
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2 important tools
#1 Breaker Bar
#2 Pry Bar

and that 1 time use 15$ socket
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Oh, on cars with ABS, there will be a connector to unplug. You'll see it.
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It'* probably been brought up before, but I take it you can't repack our bearings??
One piece assembly....

95 Bonnie Hub, better than $130 ea

91 Bonnie hub $81 ( no ABS sensor ) LMAO....

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