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Old 02-22-2012, 04:03 AM   #1
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Wheel bearing replacement booboo

While replacing the front wheel bearings i pushed in the hub without the square flange? with the 4 bolts. Quickly realized the mistake and pulled the hub out. It was still cold from the trip to the freezer. came out fine. Checked the bearing inner race. That seemed fine as well. Fitted it all back and drove for a few hundred yards and nothing obvious. Am i looking at some issues? Do bearings need to be replaced every time you pull the hub out? Do they affect the performance in any way?

When i removed my old front ones, one broke and the other stayed intact.
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Old 02-22-2012, 10:27 AM   #2
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I wouldn't lose any sleep over it.

It should be fine...
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:08 PM   #3
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hello Bala

as far as i know, as long as you removed the bearing by applying pressure to the outer race, you are good to go.
by the way, where did you ended up getting the tools for the job?
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:29 AM   #4
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as far as i know, as long as you removed the bearing by applying pressure to the outer race, you are good to go.
by the way, where did you ended up getting the tools for the job?
Use outer race to bearing into housing, use inner race for pushing hub into bearing. But thwen pushing hub out of new bearing you really dont have a way of grabbing the inner race from the other side. That is what i was concerned about.

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kit from samstagsales. got the horse shoe and all. Im thinking maybe i will rent it out to members here for free. Deposit, shipping and maybe 10 bucks for beer on the way to USPS and back. Let me get done with my rear first.
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