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I want to take to remove the front tires and re-do the spindle bearings. Now I got the tire,caliper and nut off. There are 3 star nuts attached to a plate which holds the rod. Are these pressed on bearings? where do I go from here to make sure everything is in working order? Thanks, Hat

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There is no servicing of those bearings. you replace the entire hub assembly as a sealed unit. If you need to replace the hub, break the three 12point bolts loose and put a cheap socket over each one (alternate) and drive them in with a good hammer. Back them out about a half inch and keep hitting them 'till the hub breaks free. User lots of wd40 on the parting line between the hub ears and the backing plate. You will destroy the socket you are hammering on but its better than damaging the bolt heads.

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