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How do you change the front wheel bearings on a 1994 Kia Sephia?

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Its a pressed in bearing,i would recommend u to have it done by mec.but here goes,take wheel off,undo cv axle center bolt,undo brakes,calyper,disc rotor,undo tie rod,lower control arm ball joint,undo strut from steer.knuckle,slide knuckle off cv shaft.at this point u can take steer.knuckle to machine shop to seperate and install hub and new bearing or u can have fun taping out hub and bearing and theres a good chance that bearing will seperate when taping out hub,youll need a puller to take bear.part off hub,then taping them back in without damaging bearing.u will need ball joint seperator,socket for cv bolt,2 jaw puller.

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