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Old 08-08-2018, 06:56 PM   #1
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DIY wheel bearing tip - don't need the $300+ tool

I just replaced my rear bearings with a $69 bearing kit from Amazon. It removed the old bearing, installed the new bearing, and installed the wheel hub. Without removing the carrier from the car.


Ball joint removal rented from Autozone.

How did I remove the wheel hub from the bearing? Grabbed some 14mm 1.5 pitch bolts from a local hardware store and put some spacers between the hub and carrier and pushed it out using the lug bolt threads. Didn't mess up the threads. Even if I had it would have been cheaper just to find a used hub.

One bearing came out whole and the other split on the hub - did a little cutting with a 1.5" blade on a drill and it slid right off.

DD summer/winter: 2000 Boxster S
DD spring/fall: 914-6 w/ 3.0L SC Dual Webers

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Old 08-09-2018, 05:53 PM   #2
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I used the same kit for mine. I used a slide hammer puller to take the hub out of the bearing.

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