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2002 Kia Rio rear wheel bearing passenger side

The rear wheel bearing makes a grinding sound. I have had the inner, outer, and seal replaced like 6 times already. I was just reading that the bearing has to be re-packed and an adjustment procedure be done. Could it be the grease a service station is using that's causing the passenger side rear wheel bearing to make a grinding sound each time? Approx how long should it be after getting the bearing replaced or repacked, which they do anyway when it's being replaced, to get it repacked again? What could cause the rear wheel bearing to make a grinding noise after like 6 months or so each time? The driver side rear wheel bearing, even though I changed it at the same time as the passenger, doesn't make the noise at all.

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  • Joseph Murphy
    Joseph Murphy Nov 24, 2008

    It seems like it is always on the passenger side with the bearing. It has an inner, outer, and seal. I'm not too sure of what could be causing that same side to start making a grinding sound after so much of use.

  • Joseph Murphy
    Joseph Murphy Nov 24, 2008

    No it hasn't been in an accident, at least on the passenger side.

  • Joseph Murphy
    Joseph Murphy Nov 24, 2008

    No. All 4 wheels have been aligned at the service station like 6 months or so ago. How come it is always the passenger rear side that makes the grinding noise? The left side, even though it has been changed the same time as the passenger side, doesn't seem to make the noise at all. The front bearings haven't been changed since I got the car.

  • Joseph Murphy
    Joseph Murphy Nov 24, 2008

    So you suggest replacing the spindle and the wheel hub as well as the inner/outer bearing? Approx how much do you think it would be to have them replaced?

  • Joseph Murphy
    Joseph Murphy Nov 25, 2008

    I am from the United States, East Coast.

  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2009

    What is torque proceedure for rear wheel bearing on 03 Rio?

  • lashizzle Apr 20, 2009

    i bought my 02 Kia Rio in December of 2001. I still have the car and it only has 88,000 miles, and I have changed the ball berrings more than I have done anything else to the damn thing. i bought it with 3 miles on it and the first year when I'd come to a stop the car would just turn off. luckily I never got into any accidents. these cars are junk and Kia should stop making cars!!!!!

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    Need to know how to pull the rear axle.
    Need to know how to pull the passenger side rear axle bearing and seal and replace them.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    Need size for wheel bearing kit

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    grinding noise in rear wheel when it is in motion

  • Richard Smaill Mar 30, 2014

    thats the problem with these cars sometimes you dont grease them and when you do grease the use the shell grease marine type its a better and reliable grease for packing the bearings as well when you install them the torque is only 24 lbs not very much even hand tight is almost the same then take a punch and punch the lock nut at the flat part on the shaft so it wont loosen

  • Richard Smaill Mar 30, 2014

    at the same time for example you are a mailman or delivery of papers and you go off the road in the dirt side to put in the mailboxes in the country its only an example but you will run down the bearing on the passenger side more often if this is not the case i mentioned earlier about using marine grease to repack bearings its a little more exspensive but does the job

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I'm from the United States, East coast.

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No I don't think anyone has checked the brake drum to see if it is worn.  Another service station I took it to the other day, I asked the mechanic about the bearing and he said if they don't change the seal, which comes with the bearing, it could be causing the bearings to wear and make the noise.  He also said it might be a problem with the alignment.  I supply the repair station with the inner and outer bearing, as well as the seal.  I read on a website that the bearing has to be re-packed, and a special adjustment procedure be done.  After a bearing is either replaced or re-packed, approx how long till it is to be re-packed again?

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Just a thought but has anyone checked the if the brake drum is worn? Only i had this on a 2002 Focus & the grinding noise in the end was coming from a lip on the inside edge of the drum that had formed. The lip then started rubbing against the metal part of the brake shoe as the lining started to wear down.
Most bearings these days come already pre-packed with grease so unless the new bearing has been cleaned of the manufacturers grease then i doubt 6 of them would wear out that fast.Although if the old grease inside the drum isnt removed then it could be contaminating the new grease with swarf. Another thought is do you know if the garage that have fitted the bearings have access to a hydraulic press to insert the outer race of the new bearing? If not then it only takes one slip with a hammer to mark the surface of the outer race & you will get the same problem.

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Bearings squeal..usually.......
.brakes grind.......usually ...
do you know what the problem is before we go on answering issues that maybe you dont really care about?

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  • milespeed Nov 24, 2008

    ok..another avenue to think on..has vehicle ever been in an accident..where it would dog leg or track funny causing it to wear that side fast and not the other ever?



  • milespeed Nov 24, 2008

    ok..another avenue to think on..has vehicle ever been in an accident..where it would dog leg or track funny causing it to wear that side fast and not the other ever?



  • milespeed Nov 24, 2008

    your car... when hit , even a minor accident , can affect the rear alignment ,the geometry and computer controlled tuning and alignment of your chassis are very easily thrown off beyond reasonable repair, so i ask again..has this vehicle been in an accident?


  • milespeed Nov 24, 2008

    that is why i am harping on the alignment issues... so the 4 wheel alignment done was professional and they didnt call out any trouble to you?... ok then the wheel bearing rides on a spindle and inside a hub... change them out as well and you should be good to go ... these are precision machined parts ..ball bearing steel is one of hardest things man makes........ all things being equal... the laws of physics will prevail and they should be the same from then on capishe?



  • milespeed Nov 24, 2008

    what part of the world are you in?



  • milespeed Nov 24, 2008

    what part of the world are you in?



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I am no mechanic, but it may be that your rear hub is pitted inside where the bearings wore out. The bearings, even sealed break apart and all the metal you hear is grinding. So when you replace the sealed bearings the and metal inside the hub is worn.....leaving not a tight enough fit, the new ones bump around and eventually break down............you may need to look inside the hub and also on the axle and check to see if its pitted or worn out.

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Call Kia with your VIN to make sure yours wasn't affected by the recall. You may be able to have that rear bearing replaced for free at Kia.

HUBCAP & OUTER BEARING REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE: 1. Remove the two (2) cross-tip locating screws on the brake drum.

2. Remove the brake drum.

3. Remove cotter pin and cover set.

4. Remove nut, claw washer, outer bearing and hub assembly.

5. Inspect inner bearing area in both hubs for any sign of moisture, corrosion, grease discoloration or contamination. If "yes" discard entire hub and replace with new assembly. If "no" proceed with outer bearing replacement below: 6. Carefully remove the outer bearing race from the hub. If the hub assembly is damaged then replace the hub assembly as a complete unit. (If inner seal is damaged while removing the outer race replace with new seal.)

7. Clean all contaminated grease from outer bearing cavity of the hub.

8. Install a new outer race into the hub using an appropriate race installation tool.

9. Apply grease MS511-33 WBG2 or equivalent to the hub assembly and the new bearing(s) especially to the shaded areas.

10. Install hub assembly, new pre-greased outer bearing and new claw washer on spindle. (Or alternatively, install entire new hub assembly, as supplied). Ensure bearings are properly seated then tighten hub/spindle nut, torque nut to 20-25 lb-ft (27-33 Nm.) Verify hub spins freely without signs of binding or excessive play.

11. Install new cover set and cotter pin; never reuse the old cotter pin.

12. Install new hub cap with Loctite # 5910(TM) or equivalent sealant to prevent moisture intrusion.

13. Install the rear brake drum using tapered locating screws.

14. Install rear wheels and torque lug nuts to proper specification. (65-79 lb-ft) (88-108 Nm, 9-11 kgm)

15. Lower vehicle.

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If you have ABS then the wheel bears are not replaceable, and the entire hub needs to be replaced as a unit. The OEM part # is 4340250G11

If you do not have ABS then they are replaceable. The inner bearing is part # 0926225061, and the outer bearing is part # 0926220069.

The rear wheel bearings are pressed in the brake drum with a spacer in between.

Remove the rear brake drum and place it on a work surface.

Tap out the opposite side with a screwdriver/punch and a hammer. (i.e. tap out the inner bearing when the outside of the brake drum is facing you, and tap out the outer bearing when the inside/brae shoe side of the drum is facing you)

Tap in the new bearings making sure that the sealed sides are facing out.

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Hello Friend:

#1) Raise Car in The Rear Support it Good on Jack Stands.

#2) Remove your Wheel or Wheels if Doing Both Sides.

#3) Now Right in The Center of Your HUB you'll see a Dome Cap Remove the Cap,Now Remove the Cotter Pin, then the Spindle Nut and Washer.

#4) Now you'll pull your Hub Assembly Off ,The Outside Bearing will more or Less Fall off the Hub.But you'll need to Remove the Outer Bearing Race Its the Metal Angled Race.

#5) Before you remove the Outer Race take a Seal Remover and Remove The Grease Seal on the Inside of Hub.

#6) Now the Inner Bearing Will Come Out.You NOW Can Remove Innner and Outer Races.Use a Puch and Hammer Lightly Tap it by Working your Punch Side to Side.

#7) Now You've Remove BOTH inner and Outer Bearing Assemblies.

#8) Before you Start to Install New Races ,Get some Brake Clean and Clean The Inner Hub and the Spindle Good.

#9) Use a Bearing Race Installer Tool to Tap your New Bearing Races in.NOTE: you Don't want to Scar the Beveled Part of the Race Cause thars Where your Bearings Rotate.

#9) Races are in : Now take a Wheel Bearing Packer if you have 1 Availible: If not Pack As Much Heavy Duty Hi Temp Bearing Grease Into the Bearings. And Put some on the Spindle Were your Bearing Run on.

#10) Now Using a Seal Installer Tap your Inner Grease Seal into the Inner Hub Housing.

#11) OK Now your Ready to Put Your Hub Back on:Note: Put a Little Grease in The Domed Cap after you've Got the Hub On.

#12) DON"TS Get Grease on your Brakes or anywhere in The Brake Pad Assembly. #2) Don't Use the OLD Cotter Pin Get a New One. :#3) When Adjusting your Spindle Nut Don't Under Tighten or Over Tighten==Just Snug it down where theres no Play when you Take your Hands 1-Top=1 Bottom and Make Sure theres No Play.

Rotate The Hub During And When Tightening your Spindle Nut.

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  1. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  2. Remove the wheels.
  3. Remove the brake drum or brake disc.
  4. Remove the hub grease cap.
  5. Remove the cotter pin retainer, adjusting nut and flatwasher from the rear wheel spindle. Discard the cotter pin.
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  7. Remove the rear hub from rear wheel spindle.
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Removal
  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
  1. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
  1. Remove the hub grease cap (1131) from the wheel hub.
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Here's the steps....getting some pics for you....hang on a minute or two.

Front Hub Removal & Installation To Remove:
  1. Remove steering knuckle.
  2. Using a suitable slap hammer, remove wheel hub assembly.
  3. Using a suitable bearing press, remove outer bearing, oil seal, outer bearing race and preload spacer.
  4. Remove inner oil seal, inner wheel bearing and inner bearing race.
NOTE: It is not necessary to remove dust cover (back plate).
To Install:
  1. Using a suitable bearing press, install bearing races in steering knuckle.
  2. Pack the bearings and hub area with lithium grease.
  3. Install inner bearing in steering knuckle.
  4. Lubricate lip of NEW inner seal and press seal into knuckle.
  5. Install preload spacer into bore.
  6. Install outer bearing into bore.
  7. Lubricate lip of NEW outer seal and press seal into knuckle.
  8. Using an appropriate tool, support inner wheel bearing and press wheel hub into knuckle with a force of 2500kg.
  9. Install NEW inner seal.
  10. Install knuckle assembly.

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