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Trying to replace the driver side wheel bearings

I have a 94 saturn sl1 and I need to replace the wheel bearings, but how do I remove the cv joint without damaging it and how do I install the new wheel bearings

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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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