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Old 15 Jan 2006, 02:20 pm   #1 (permalink)
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I'm hearing a noise from (apparently) one of my front wheels which I believe
to be a wheel bearing?

is this a difficult chore to replace?

96 Camry 4 cyl
160000 miles


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Old 15 Jan 2006, 03:48 pm   #2 (permalink)
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stevie wrote:
> I'm hearing a noise from (apparently) one of my front wheels which I believe
> to be a wheel bearing?
>
> is this a difficult chore to replace?
>
> 96 Camry 4 cyl
> 160000 miles
>
>

Do you know the trick for removing the brake capiper? It's best to
have a press to insert the outer race into the assembly. Do you know
how to pack the bearing so grease don't get on the disk?

Best to let someone with the right equipment to it. It will take you
hours and a competent repair man can do it in a half hour.
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Old 15 Jan 2006, 06:40 pm   #3 (permalink)
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thanks stubby-i was afraid that would be the case.
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stevie wrote:
> I'm hearing a noise from (apparently) one of my front wheels which I
> believe
> to be a wheel bearing?
>
> is this a difficult chore to replace?
>
> 96 Camry 4 cyl
> 160000 miles
>
>

Do you know the trick for removing the brake capiper? It's best to
have a press to insert the outer race into the assembly. Do you know
how to pack the bearing so grease don't get on the disk?

Best to let someone with the right equipment to it. It will take you
hours and a competent repair man can do it in a half hour.


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Old 15 Jan 2006, 07:13 pm   #4 (permalink)
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dude, there isn't a 'trick' to removing the caliper. Unless you qualify a
17mm socket as a 'trick'. Also, there shouldn't be any bearing grease
involved as the wheel bearing is sealed and not serviceable. It's a sealed
unit that is pressed in and out of the steering knuckle. So yeah, you'll
need a hydraulic press.
By the way, a good way to diagnose a faultly whel bearing if you don't
have a lift and a stethescope is to take the car out on a flat two lane
road and drift left and right at speed. If one of the bearings is faulty,
you should notice a change in sound as the load tranfers from side to
side. Hope this helps.

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Old 17 Jan 2006, 02:41 am   #5 (permalink)
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You can break it down yourself and have a shop press in the new bearing.
When it was my turn recently, I had the shop do it. Don't forget the front
alignment, right?
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> I'm hearing a noise from (apparently) one of my front wheels which I
> believe
> to be a wheel bearing?
>
> is this a difficult chore to replace?
>
> 96 Camry 4 cyl
> 160000 miles
>
>
>



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