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Re: Trying to replace the driver side wheel bearings
The ball joint bolt must be removed...then a long bar preferably a spud bar can be place across the lower A arm and presure can be applied. If it is stubborn, have someone to hit the side area of the ball joint without missing and hitting the threads on the ball joint. If you are afraid of damaging the threads, you can hand screw the nut back on the ball joint just enought to protect it. Then with the presure on the spud bar...hit it a couple of times...it will turn loose. You can take the nut off of the CV shaft at this point...maybe a 28mm socket, not sure. You will need to take the brakes off to gain access to the bearing and spindle. You have a few bolts to remove there. At this time you can decide whether you want to replace the whole spindle or have a machine shop press a new one in. Use a Timken bearing...I don't like to advertize for a company, and I don't like doing a job over because a part that failed. Take this advice and you will be glad you did. Just repeat the process to get the axle back in. You should be able to place the axle out of your way without taking it out of the trany...if you do expect to have trany fluid running out so have a bucket ready. If you have to take the axle out...it prys loose from the trany with a pry bar...good luck.
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wheel and set park brake
extremely tight. Remove brake pads
from caliper, and then unbolt caliper. Release the park
brake. Unbolt the
heater supply tube. Remove six 8mm
hex bolts on the CV joint near the transmission. Remove axle. Remove four
bolts on outside of housing that hold the 2 bearing race retainers. Reinstall new bearing into the housing... again this will require
the EBS tool, and of course you'll have to rearrange the parts of the
tool.Once the new
bearing is installed, reinstall the bearing race retainers and the four screws
that hold the retainers. Carefully
reinstall the axle, making sure not to push the hub out of the bearing
again.Reinstall six 8mm hex bolts
holding the CV joint to the transmission. Reinstall
rotor then set parking brake extremely tight.Reinstall brake
caliper andl brake pads.Reinstall heater
supply tube and wheel,
torque wheel bolts to 96 ft-lbs,re-install transmission cover and suspension cover. Here you can find the quality parts http://www.carpartswarehouse.com/part/wheel-hub-bearing.html
One of your CV joints are bad, inspect which CV joint needs to be replaced. Roll your windows down and make tight right and left corners in an empty parking lot slowly and listen for the clicking noise. If it's coming from the passenger side window or the drivers side window, which ever side the noise is coming from is the side that the CV joint has failed and will need to be replaced.
Thank you for using FIxya and replacing the front wheel bearing improperly buy hammering the CV joint out instead of using a wheel bearing puller will cause damage to the CV joint as to what you have described. Good luck and keep us posted.
Wheel bearing is bad and will need to be replaced. This is a somewhat easy job if you are comfortable with mechanics, but you will need to remove a lot of parts to get at the bearing. You can get a new bearing at your local auto parts store. Please rate
Not much to it, remove wheel,remove axle nut,remove bolt and nut that pinch lower ball joint in place,it will either be an 18mm or a 21mm,pry lower control down to detach and separate ball joint,tap CV shaft in where you took the nut off, hold out on rotor assembly while pushing CV shaft in ward,When you have the CV out of the bearing and rotor assembly,Tap inside CV joint out of transmission.
it just pulls out. it hasa circlip that holds it in on driver side. which side?
here's an escort, should be similar. note step 17
Raise and support the vehicle.
Remove the lug nuts (1012) and the front wheel and tire assembly.
Remove the front fender splash shield bolts and the front fender splash shields (16103) .
Use a small cape chisel to carefully raise the staked portion of the front axle wheel hub retainer (3B477).
Remove the front axle wheel hub retainer and discard it.
Remove the cotter pin and the tie rod end nut from the tie rod end (3A130). Discard the cotter pin.
Use an appropriate tie rod end remover to separate the tie rod end from the front wheel knuckle (3K186).
Remove the ball joint bolt and the ball joint bolt nut.
Carefully pry down on the front suspension lower arm (3078) to separate the front suspension lower arm ball joint (3050) from the front wheel knuckle.
Pull outward on the front wheel knuckle (3K185). Carefully pull the front wheel driveshaft and joint from the front wheel knuckle and position it aside.
NOTE: Removal of the LH front wheel driveshaft and joint (3B437) requires removal of the transmission support crossmember (6A023) to allow access with a pry bar. If the LH front wheel driveshaft and joint is being removed, continue with step 11. If the RH front wheel driveshaft and joint is being removed, continue with step 15.
Support the transaxle with a transaxle jack or equivalent.
Remove the four transaxle mount-to-rear engine support nuts.
Remove the two rear engine support nuts at the rear of the transmission support crossmember.
While supporting the rear of the transmission support crossmember remove the two rear engine support bolts. Remove the transmission support crossmember.
Position a drain pan under the transaxle.
Insert a pry bar between the front wheel driveshaft and joint and the transaxle case.
CAUTION: Extreme care must be taken to ensure that the pry bar does not damage the transaxle case, the transaxle oil seal, the front wheel driveshaft and joint, or the front wheel driveshaft joint boot (3A331).
Gently pry outward to release the front wheel driveshaft and joint from the differential side gears (4236).
Remove the front wheel driveshaft and joint.
CAUTION: When the LH and RH front wheel driveshaft and joint assemblies are removed, Transaxle Plugs T88C-7025-AH must be inserted to prevent the differential side gears from becoming mispositioned. If the gears become misaligned, the differential will have to be removed from the transaxle to align the gears.
If both front wheel driveshaft and joints were removed, install Transaxle Plugs T88C-7025-AH in the differential side gears.
Remove and discard the driveshaft bearing retainer circlip (3Z498).
it should come out once you have disconnected:Brakes,strut,ball joint.tire rod end,cv joint!if it is not put the cv joint nut back on until safe enough to give it a tap with hammer to knock back & out shaft this should come as one piece HUB the bearing is pressed in! better to change whole HUB good luck this hopefully helped you out!