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Old 03-30-2009, 08:21 AM   #1
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Replacing rear wheel bearings

I have a bad wheel bearing on the rear passenger side of my 01 Boxster S. I already have the replacement bearing but just curious if I need any special tools to remove and replace it? I have pretty much every tool you could need to work on cars but I did notice on Paragon Porsche that they sold a wheel bearing tool. Is that something specific for a Porsche?

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Old 03-30-2009, 09:12 AM   #2
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check out this link for a good DIY; there's also another good writeup on renntech.

http://boxcar-racing.com/forum/index.php?topic=562.0

as far as special tools, you're referring to the hub/bearing puller made by SIR Tools. (it's referenced in the attached link). pretty pricey, which is why I rented one.
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:18 AM   #3
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Thanks for that link! Where did you end up renting the tool from?
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:33 AM   #4
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I ended up renting it from a forum member on renntech. I'm actually in the middle of doing the job myself, but ran out of time yesterday. Hopefully I'll be done by mid week (since I have next to little free time and work slowly . If you want, I can contact the member and see if he's willing to rent to you once I'm finished.

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Old 03-30-2009, 10:11 AM   #5
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That would be great if you could do that for me.
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:51 AM   #6
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Great article! Wish wish that guy was local...as it sounds like I have a second bearing going - Driver's rear this time. Last fall the passenger rear cost $700 at the dealer!
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Old 04-16-2009, 10:08 AM   #7
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I decided to get all four done so I could rule it out as a source of noise and vibration and sleep better for the next four or five years.

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