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Wheel bearings need to be replaced new ones i

Wheel bearings need to be replaced new ones i have to press on my own??

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I pound mine into place put them in vice and pound with hammer and screwdriver or something. otherwise you need to take them into a shop and have them done. unless you have the kind that dont need to be pressed where you just replace the whole thing.

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On a scale of 1-10 difficulty, Id rate it a strong 7

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