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Removing rf bearing hub 2005saturn vue fwd

Took off all bolts & nuts, but hub won't come out

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You can go to a parts store that rents tools and rent a hub puller. Also the hub may be cocked and binding up. Push it back on square and try to pull it straight off. Do not try to hammer it off or you will just bind it up worse. You might want to spray some WD 40 on it right where the spindle comed through use a lot and let it soak 15-20 minutes.

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  2. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
  3. Remove the brake caliper, caliper anchor, rotor and ABS wheel speed sensor.
  4. Remove the cotter pin, nut retainer and axle hub nut.
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The Saturn Vue should have a bolt-on bearing with integrated wheel hub and ABS. It is held on with 3 bolts.

I assume that you got the wheel, rotor, and brake caliper off. You've removed the 3 bolts thru the knuckle to the bearing. And you have the axle nut off and the axle pushed out or at least lose from the bearing spline.

The bearing can get stuck in the aluminum knuckle pilot diameter. The galvanic corrosion between the bearing and knuckle can lock the bearing into the knuckle pretty tightly. It is not a press fit, it's just stuck. I had one GM bearing that had to be pushed out with a hydraulic press.

Keep soaking with penetrating oil and keep hitting it. Otherwise you'll need to remove the knuckle/bearing from the car and find a press.

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

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NOTE The wheel bearings are contained within the wheel hub and must be replaced as an assembly.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  6. Remove the hub retaining nut dust cover.
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    0996b43f80232353.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Using suitable tools loosen and . . .

    0996b43f80232351.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. . . . remove the hub retaining nut dust cover
  7. Remove the wheel hub retainer nut.

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    0996b43f80232352.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. . . . remove the hub retaining nut
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The bearing has a press fit into the knuckle and the wheel hub. For most people, I would recommend the dealer or a decent shop.

If you're brave, here are the shorthand steps to replace the bearing:
Remove the wheel/tire.
Remove the brake caliper and rotor.
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Remove the lower ball joint. Do this first, while the strut and tie rod are still connected, because you might have to really work it over. Remove the cross (pinch) bolt and nut. Pull the ball joint out. If stuck, you may have to open the pinch joint a little with a punch or chisel.
Remove the tie rod nut and the tie rod from the knuckle.
Remove the 2 strut bolts.

I'm pretty sure that the knuckle/hub assembly is now loose, then:
Press the hub out of the bearing. Half of the inner bearing race will be stuck on the hub.
Press that inner race off the hub. Maybe a "bearing splitter" will work.
Remove the snap ring from the knuckle.
Press the rest of the bearing out of the knuckle. It's OK to press against the inner race; you're going to replace it anyway. (Note: whatever you're doing, don't try to save the bearing. Don't.)
The new bearing can be installed either way; it's symetrical.
Press the new bearing into the knuckle. Press on the outer race only! Do not press across the inner race. You can use the old outer race as a press tool. Do not damage the seal retainer or seal.
Insert the snap ring. Make sure it's fully seated. Check it again.
Press the hub into the bearing. Do NOT press thru the knuckle (and the bearing) as a base. You must support the bearing at the inner race. Using the knuckle will damage the bearing, and you'll be doing this all over in about 500 miles.

The knuckle can be reinstalled on the vehicle in whatever order you want, but I recommend putting some grease on the spline and put it on the axle first and hand start the nut. You can torque the nut later. The axle nut torque is 300Nm (220Ft-lbs).

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