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Old 06-12-2016, 07:28 PM   #1
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Default 05 Cavalier front wheel bearing, again

Hello Everyone,

Looks like I need a new front wheel bearing again.
First it went at 70k km. Now the same side is going again at 126k km.

Any preferred brand, or this is just crapshoot?

Is the bearing the same for ABS and non-ABS cars?

Thanks, Peter
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Timken or Moog, AC Delcos are good also, but cost a little more.

Are you trying to replace the bearing only, or the whole bearing/hub assembly?
The bearing its self should be the same on booth..
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WilliamE, the bearing/hub is all one unit, you can't only replace the bearing itself......what I have seen is, some hub assemblies come as only ABS hubs.....so on cars that don't have ABS, they can be used, they just are not hooked up to a harness....
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Ahhh, couldn't you press the bearing out on old ones back in the day?
I've always replaced the whole thing, but I thought you could press the bearings out and replace them..
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Good to know, thanks.. Not sure what I was thinking about.
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Ahhh, couldn't you press the bearing out on old ones back in the day?
I've always replaced the whole thing, but I thought you could press the bearings out and replace them..


Yes, you could press the bearings out and replace them back in the old days. Actually, the inner and outer races were pressed into the hub, and you could press them out and replace them. The bearings were separate from the races.
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I did not know that, since I never saw it done.......can't see how the labor cost helps in this situation, instead just popping in a new hub....
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Yes, you could press the bearings out and replace them back in the old days. Actually, the inner and outer races were pressed into the hub, and you could press them out and replace them. The bearings were separate from the races.
Ahhhh ok, I thought I seen my Great Grandfather do this on an old 76 or so Pontiac, I thought I remembered seeing him press the bearings out, grease new bearings and press them back in..
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Ahhhh ok, I thought I seen my Great Grandfather do this on an old 76 or so Pontiac, I thought I remembered seeing him press the bearings out, grease new bearings and press them back in..
`76 or so Pontiac would have me speculating that you saw was your Great Grandfather pressing bearing races in and out of a hub (one casting with front rotor) and spindle, and packing a cage of needle bearings with grease right before pressing on a hub seal and putting the whole thing on a front spindle. That era of Pontiac and lubricants would have me packing wheel bearings every 25,000 miles or so.
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