To install, I like to use the old race to start the new one, make sure it goes in square and once started you can finish with the punch and hammer. It will sound different once the race seats. Be careful not to strike the roller surface!
Always replace races and cones in matched pairs. Don't mix them up, or put new cones in with old races or vice versa.
All that being said, a bearing tool with different diameter aluminum drivers to help remove and install the new races is really cheap and makes the job much easier.
Also, before installing the races, put them in the freezer for an hour and leave the rotors out in the sun. That will give you an extra thou or two which makes installation that much easier.
Yes, a set of bearing tools with different diameter aluminum drivers is a great help, and I use mine with great success. In addition to the bearing tools, another trick I learned is to use a hard rubber Hockey Puck (available at most sporting goods stores) and use it to drive home bearing races, without fear of damage to either the race or the wheel. It works very well.
Of course, the trick is to start the race or bearing as straight as possible relative to the opening and channel it will be entering. The clearances are usually so tight, that any twist or tilt in any part of the bearing or race will cause some binding, and prevent proper seating of the bearing parts.
No, no 'special' tool but you do need a decent, relatively complete tool set.
What year tracer? Some you need special tool to pull bearings and hub as a unit!
sorry to have to tell you this but the bearings are part of the wheel hub and sealed within. you need to change the entire hub. $$$$$$$
Need to know if it is 2 wheel drive or 4 wheel drive.
you don't they are sealed bearings. they will need pressed out of the hub to change them.
The front wheel bearings need to be pressed into the spindles. This is something an automotive machine shop would normally do. The rear wheel bearings are bolt-on hub assemblies.
They need to be pressed in. You will have to remove the hub assembly and have a shop press the bearings into the hub.
Do I need any special tools to replace front wheel bearings on a Saturn 2002 L200?Also what is the procedure for doing so?
wheel bearings are going bad, need to change your hub assembly
Replacing front wheel bearings on a front-wheel drive vehicle requires a good knowledge of vehicle service. Normally, you do not need special tools, but there is a special procedure for removing and re-torquing an axle spindle nut. Never reuse a spindle nut!!!! The bearing will be a unitized one-piece bearing, and the brake rotor is not part of the bearing. It can be removed after removing the brake caliper.
Wheel bearings, main bearings, connecting rod bearings, cam bearings, axle bearings, carrier bearings, pinion bearings and so on, need to be more specific.
You will need to take the front spindle off and take it to a shop that can press your old bearings off and new ones on.
Need to know if 2 wheel or 4 wheel drive for the front. Either way, there is no nut on the back axles.
They are pressed in and need to be either pressed out and in on the vehicle or remove the spindle and brought to a press to do this.
the wheel bearings are press fit bearings you need to pull out the drums and take them and the new bearings to a machine shop they can press them in a few minutes and fairly cheep to do
need a step through on how to change the front wheel bearings on a 98 cavalier. Have 225,000 miles what else should I look for while in there?
tire wear loud growling noise,wheel shake
I don't see why not. Unless is press in. Then you will need to have a press or take it to a shop to be press in.
to dissasemble wheel bearings you need a special socket after you remove 4x4 hub this special socket will only fit the front bearing nut .a different size is used on the rear
You can tell when your wheel bearings need replacing is when they are making unusual noises. For example: squealing, groaning, chirping or cracking noises. If this happens, get it checked out right away.
bearings inside your sterring colum need replacing
Wheel bearings? Axle bearings? Differential carrier bearings? Engine main bearings? Engine rod bearings? Engine cam bearings? Need more info to help you.
They are sealed bearings which need to be pressed into hub. There is no fixing them- replace only.
No, just replace the bearings and the race.
The most unusual tool need to replace the front wheel bearings on a 2001 Toyota Sequoia 4WD is a wheel puller. This tool is needed to remove the brake disc from the wheel. It can be rented at a tool rental business or bought at an automotive parts store.