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Passenger rear wheel bearng needs to be replaced.does this require special tools? I've just had a complete brake job ,new pads new rotors new drums and I have a recurring grinding noise coming from the rear wheels.upon further inspection from the brake installer he placed the tip of a screw driver to the wheel bearing spot and placed his ear on the handle of the screw driver and manually turned the hub and could hear this grinding noise.When I'm alone in the car there is no noise,but withtwo or three passengers the grinding noise can be heard.So, I wonder if I can perform this job myself or does it require special tools to remove and replace?

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You can do this job your self with common tools. Auto zone carries the wheel bearing you need and can give you the step by step instructions to replacing the bearing. Here is a tip, to try to break the old wheel bearing from the axle. Just loosen the 4 bolts 3 mm that hold the bearing to the axle and put the wheel back on and drive the car back and forth a few times, hard on the brakes to break it free from the axle. Once the bearing breaks free from the axle, it should take you under 45 min to get the job done. Good luck and be safe.

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Yes, the wheel bearing it will probably need to be pressed in. So take it in and get it fixed asap. It is not safe to drive on.

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    Yes, the wheel bearing it will probably need to be pressed in. So take it in and get it fixed asap. It is not safe to drive on.

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