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How do I replace the rear wheel hub on the 2002 Kia Spectra? I got it off but a piece stayed on and I can't get it off...

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    Jason Lewis May 11, 2010

    The piece you're talkin about is probably the inner race for the sealed bearing? It's real shiny and it's shaped like a ring? get back to me.....



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The rear hub is an assembly with the bearing. It's one piece! 50 bucks or so at any parts store. take off the axle nut, bearing/hub assembly slide right off and on. replace axle nut, done.

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