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How to replace front wheel bearings on a 2005 sunfire,and what tools and size of sockets do I need?

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First lift and support the car, than remove the tire.Now the fun begins first you will need to have a 3/8in.or so allen wrench to remove the caliper next you may or may not need to remove the caliper hold down bracket if so you will need a 13 to 15 millimeter wrench or socket.now you can remove the rotor if it does not come off by hand you may have to tap on the center of the rotor with a hammer to get it off.next you will need to remove the tierod if it has a cotterpin running throw the nut you will need to remove it first to get the 15 millimeter nut off.than you will have to hit the housing were the tierod goes throw with a hammer to get it lose.now you should be able to move the steering knuckle freely.next you will need a 30 to a 32 millimeter axle socket to get the axle nut off.now turn the knuckle one way or the other and tap the axle loose from the bearing.there will be 3 bolts on the back side of the knuckle may be a 13 or a hex bolt after you get those 3 bolts out just gently pry the bearing from the hub assembly.replasement will be the opposite of disassemble.if it is not like this than it is going to be a press in and you may just want to take it to you local service station unless you have your own press. hope this helps good luck and enjoy.

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