Need to replace a rear hub bearing on my 2000 GS. I've done more fronts that I can count, but this is the first rear. Seems simple enough, is there anything I need to do with the parking brake or shoes when replacing the hub in the rear?
Rear Hub Bearing
Posted 13 November 2018 - 01:44 AM
Posted 13 November 2018 - 01:50 AM
Great, thanks. Was just curious if I had to remove the shoes or disconnect the cable. Sounds like I can work around it. Thanks.
Posted 13 November 2018 - 02:34 AM
i had to use a chisel between the hub and knuckle to get mine out. on both sides.
Posted 13 November 2018 - 04:05 AM
Looking forward to that. Makes sense since the the knuckle is aluminum and hub is steel. It's original with 190k on it, should be fun getting it off...
Posted 13 November 2018 - 01:06 PM
I had one similar to that on the front of my Olds Aurora. The bearing released from the knuckle, but the axle would not release from the bearing. The fire wrench was the last resort:
Posted 14 November 2018 - 04:27 AM
Used some anti-seize on my surfaces the last time I did it. We'll see if it helped. Have to do mine soon as well.
My '03 LS is sporting three of the original bearings at 155k miles. A BIG difference from the '04 GS which had to have them all replaced before 90k miles, and now possibly again at 165k.
I took the opportunity to adjust the parking brake. Kind of fiddly mechanism overall, but ultimately it's easy to figure out.
Posted 15 November 2018 - 04:58 AM
I've done plenty of fronts and always use anti-seize or bearing grease on the axle splines, comes apart easily next time around. Got the new hub today and going to replace this weekend.
Posted 20 November 2018 - 01:18 AM
Penetrating fluid and torch will make it easier...speaking from my own experience...
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