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Can you just replace the bearings in a hub assembly that's going bad

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No its a one piece unit

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Even if you could, the replacement unit isn't that expensive and takes less time. Time is money.

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SOURCE: 2001 monte carlo ss. Rear wheel bearings making a grinding noise

It is pretty easy, there is not much labor involved if it has anti-lock brakes in the rear you will also have to un-plug the wire harness attached to hubs.

Posted on Nov 26, 2008

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SOURCE: How to replace front wheel bearings on a 2001 Ford Escape 4X4

try "autozone.com" or your local library for diagrams and step by step instructions

Posted on Mar 08, 2009

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SOURCE: A/C compressor bearing sounds bad. Can bearing & pulley be replac

it is best to replace the whole compressor but if it was me I would go and get a can of 134A oil and put that in first to see that helps with the problem and if not then replace the compressor they are somewhere around $40 to $75 at a good salvage yard and you can try www.junkyarddog.com and if you cannot find one there try www.schramauto.com or call them at 1-800-292-1032

Posted on Mar 22, 2009

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SOURCE: Torque specs on a 2006 chevy silverado front hub

The nut on the axelshaft is 177 ft. LBS.
The 4 bolts on the bearing hub is 133ft. LBS.

Posted on Sep 14, 2009

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SOURCE: what is the torque specs for a hub and bearing assembly on a 2001 four wheel drive chevy s10 blazer


Adjustment

The wheel bearings on these vehicles are not adjustable. If the bearings become loose or make noise, they must be replaced.


Removal & Installation

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2. On 4WD vehicles, remove wheel center cap, if equipped, and the drive axle nut and washer
  3. Raise and support the vehicle.
  4. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE Lay the hub and bearing on the wheel studs on the outboard side. This will avoid damaging the bearing seal.


    Tire and wheel Caliper, leaving the fluid lines connected Brake rotor Halfshaft from the hub and bearing on 4WD vehicles. Place a brass drift against the outer edge of the halfshaft to protect the shaft threads. Use a hammer to sharply strike the brass drift, but to do not remove the halfshaft at this time. Wheel speed sensor Wheel hub and bearing-to-steering knuckle bolts and hub and bearing


    Splash shield from the steering knuckle Seal from the hub and bearing

To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:

    Wheel hub and bearing seal Splash shield to the steering knuckle, making sure it-s properly aligned Hub and bearing to the steering knuckle, aligning the threaded holes Hub and bearing bolts and tighten to 77 ft. lbs. (105 Nm) Wheel speed sensor. Tighten the bolt to 13 ft. lbs. (18 Nm). Rotor and brake caliper Tire and wheel
    The Hub Bearing Torque - Front

    If Torque Specs are not in the box we recommend youtorque to this setting. Axle Nut: 103 Ft/Lbs.Flange Bolts: 77 Ft/Lbs. WARNING: Failure to observe the following warningscould create a risk of death or serious injury.Proper maintenance and handling practices arecritical.Always follow installation instructions and maintainproper lubrication.Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure theaccuracy of the information contained in thiswriting, but no liability is accepted for errors,omissions or for any other reason.This information is not intended to substitute forthe specific recommendations of your vehiclemanufacturer.Always use the recommended torque requirement unlessotherwise specified in the carton.Depending on the application, type of hub unitbearing and location, the installation process mayvary.Please review the vehicle manufacturer'srecommendation before removing or installingcomponents.
  2. Lower the vehicle
  3. On 4WD vehicles, install the drive axle nut and tighten to 103 ft. lbs. (140 Nm), then install the center cap.

Posted on Nov 10, 2012

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The assembly comes with a new bearing. Otherwise, special knowledge and tools are required to press a new bearing on to the old hub, which probably is rusty.

So, it makes sense to change the whole hub assembly when the bearing goes bad, and many times get a lifetime warranty on the part..

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Replace the hub assembly which can be bought for $58 to $100 from various sources.

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  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2. Place jackstands under the cradle and lower the vehicle slightly so the weight of the vehicle rests on the jackstands and not on the control arms.
  3. Remove the wheel assembly.
  4. Insert a drift punch into the rotor and remove the hub nut/washer.
  5. Remove the brake caliper, support and the rotor.
  6. Using the front hub spindle remover tool, separate the halfshaft from the hub.
  7. Remove the hub/bearing assembly-to-steering knuckle bolts and the hub/bearing assembly. To install:
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  9. To install the new grease seal, lubricate the with wheel bearing grease and using the hub seal installer tool, install the seal.
  10. Install the hub/bearing assembly-to-steering knuckle bolts and the hub/bearing assembly. Tighten the hub/bearing assembly-to-steering knuckle bolts to 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm).
  11. Install the halfshaft to the hub.
  12. Install the rotor and caliper.
  13. Install the hub nut and washer. Tighten to 183 ft. lbs. (245 Nm).
  14. Install the wheel assembly.
  15. Remove the jackstands and lower the vehicle.
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