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Rear wheel bearing

To fix it does it matter if you have all wheel drive or two wheel drive vehicle?

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Well, you picked a beauty to fix. I don't think that either a 2 or 4 wheel drive will make a difference. The biggest problem is that after you remove the axle from the car you need a special bearing removal tool, and a slide hammer to remove the bearing from the axle. Then you need a special bearing installation tool and a universal driver handle to install the new axle shaft bearing. And last, you need a axle pinion oil seal installation tool to install the oil seal. If you are not a skilled mechanic, I would suggest that you find a local reputable mechanic and let him do this repair for you.

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      Rear hub and bearing
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  1. Install or connect the following:
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  • Negative battery cable
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    Rear wheel bearing installation
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  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
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To install:
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