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Driving my kid to school I made a left turn something in the right front wheel started grinding took the wheel off cv joints all look fine must be the wheel bearing. How do i go about changing this.

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    My 1999 dodge stratus we were turning right front wheel started making grinding sounds. Looking at it it would either be the bearing or cv joint. How would i change this. cv joints usually click this never did.

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1 Take off the wheel with the bad bearing. 2 Remove the caliper 3 Behind the caliper is the end of the axel. Inside of it, you will see a circular shaped object lined with bearings. Just pull it out. You usually have to replace the what I'm pretty sure is called the rase. Basically, this is a metal liner that sits between the bearing and the inside of the axel. This is not easy to get out! I'm sure there is some special tool you can borrow from an automotive store. They usually loan these kinds of things out for free. If you can't get this liner out by yourself, you might consider having a mechanic put new bearings on for you.

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