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Replacing stud on caravan 05

I am replacing a couple of studs and I cant remove the bearing on the back wheel. I removed the 4 bolt but the bearing is still stuck there.
If I dont remove it I cant slide the stud in, there is not enough room.

Thanks for your help

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  • fletch_go Nov 23, 2008

    Sorry about that, it is disk and the bolts that holds the bearing and how do I get the bearing out after removing the bolts.

    or maybe easier how can I get the stud in without removing the bearing, the back protective plate is in the way.

  • fletch_go Nov 23, 2008

    the outside of it is thin but it would not get me enough space, the inside is thicker and can't be bent.

    any way I could send you pics.

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Sorry, you lost me there, drum or disk? 4 bolts?

Posted on Nov 23, 2008

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  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler Nov 23, 2008

    That's a pressed in bearing into the spindle assy. Has been done, but very difficult. Can you not bend backing plate out of the way enough to get at one stud at a time by rotating hub, or is it fairly thick metal on backing plate, like a drum type? I'm having trouble finding an exploded view of your system, so I'm trying to visualize here, sorry.

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler Nov 23, 2008

    Sure, send to ( motor@mountaincable.net ) and try to get some of the whole assembly if you could, will help. I might need to step out shortly for 1/2 hr. but will replay as soon as I get back.

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler Nov 23, 2008

    I take it you cut the old studs to get them out? If so, you may need a puller to get that hub & bearing assy out. Like I said, the possibility of a couple of good pry bars in the right places and you may be able to wiggle that assy out of there. Also look for a spot in backing plate where you may be able to drill 1 hole big enough, without disturbing anything on opposite side of backing plate to get studs in one at a time. Don't worry about how your going to draw them in, as you can use the wheel nuts to do that.

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