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Bad front wheel bearing do i need to remove strut to remove & replace the bearing

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No you do not need to remove the strut

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You do not need to remove the sturt , send you a picture of one done in my garage . here is my link.https://www.facebook.com/TedsRepairsbad front wheel bearing do i need to remove strut  - 12_2_2012_8_19_11_pm.jpg

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    thanks apriciate the info

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