Question about 1999 GMC Jimmy
NO just replace the one that is going bad. The wheel bearing are sealed bearing and when the manufacture of the bearing not put enough of grease in them and they dry out, that's when the bearings go bad. It's rear to have both side go bad, so save some money and just replace the bad one for now. I have replaced one wheel bearing on my dad's Yukon and i need to replace the same side again soon, so don't buy cheap after market wheel bearings. Try to stay with the OEM from the dealer or more expensive after market bearings.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: replace front wheel bearings
The bearings in your car are pressed into a hub. If the part is available as an assembly, it can be replaced that way. Generally on a front drive car:
Remove wheels and brake calipers
If it is pressed in: remove the rotors, disconnect the drive shafts and remove the steering knuckle. Then the old bearing is pressed out and the new one pressed in with a machine shop press. If the bearing is part of the hub, that will be unbolted and the new one swapped.
On a scale of 1-10 difficulty, Id rate it a strong 7
Posted on Jun 20, 2008
SOURCE: replacing front wheel bearing
Posted on Apr 25, 2009
you have to replace bearing and hub as a unit.you have to remove remove brakes and caliper rotor set them aside dont disconnect brake line. get a piece of clothes rack wire to hold brake caliper .do not let it hang by brake hose. you got to remove hub nut. best way to do that is loosen it a litttle while tire still on weight of car keep wheel from turning .
Posted on May 03, 2009
SOURCE: Replacing front wheel bearings
It isn't a particularly hard job but there are a few techniques that you need to know.
I wouldn't recommend you do it yourself but I would recommend you do it under supervision of someone who knows their stuff.
Retensioning the bearings correctly is extremely important.
Posted on Jun 27, 2009
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