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Do you need a special puller to remove the front wheel bearing on a 2001 Pontiac Aztek?

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March 13, 2010 4:43PM

Driven wheel bearings are usually pressed in / pressed on. I'm from Australia so I don't know this model of vehicle but if the front wheels are driven then you will need to press out the bearing from the steering knuckle. This can be done by either removing the hub and steering knuckle assembly and using a hydraulic press to remove the hub and bearing or by using one of the many different on vehicle bearing pullers available commercially, or make up something yourself if you have some basic metalworking skills. If in doubt of course take the vehicle to a workshop who will have all the necessary tooling and experience. Good luck.

Actually the Pontiac Aztec has what you call a hub bearing assembly. Its all together as one part. The ABS sensor and wire (if equipped, bearings and lug bolts form one part. Removing consists of taking the brake caliper off as well as the rotor. Then you must take the three bolts off the assembly and the 33mm axle nut to remove the whole thing. So the answer is no but you will need a 33mm socket available at autozone.