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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I just changed mine, maybe I can offer some help. The bearing is pressed into the steering knuckle, so more than likely you will need the assistance of a machine shop. First loosen the axle nut (rented large socket at local auto parts store), and remove the brake caliper. Hang the caliper with a coat hanger or similar so as not to damage the brake line. Then I removed the bolt on the tie rod end, and the 3 bolts from the ball joint to the lower control arm.
Then removed the 2 bolts on the strut so I then had the entire steering knuckle to take to the machine shop. I did attempt to hammer out the bearing myself. The bearing innards came out and I was still left with having to press out the remainder.
Make sure you get the bearing seals from the parts store. I wasn't aware on my first trip to the store, and they didn't suggest it.
Posted on Apr 13, 2009
Diagnosing the bearings can be tricky depending on severity of wear. Typically - drone noise at highway speeds, squeeling, clicking or grinding noises at low speeds that reduce during braking, or pull off the wheel and brake assembly and check the bearing for slack or smoothness of rotation by hand. While doing this, check the brake assembly thoroughly - generally a more likely culprit of wheel noise.
Wheel bearing replacement is not for the novice backyard mech. - you will need pullers, press, etc. If you can get a rebuilt assembly - much easier.
Posted on May 08, 2009
The rear wheel bearing on a toyota camry is replaced by replacing the wheel bearing and hub as a unit. this is a design change as compare to older models with two piece wheel bearings. Scotch drive wheels. Remove rear wheel. Remove rear brake drum. (note: if emergency brakes are applied you will not be able to remove brake drum) Remove dust cap and hub retaining nut. Hub should slide off as unit. Replace hub with new unit. Installation is reverse of removal.
Posted on May 30, 2009
You have to remove the driveshaft (Both halves) then let a pro replace the bearing itself
reinstall and that's all there is to it
Posted on Sep 13, 2009
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