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I think I need to replace the drivers side wheel bearing on my 1999 gmc 4x4 6cyl 5speed , I have the brake calipers off . It looks like I need a 1 3/8 socket to remove the rotor , my question is does the bearing go directly behind the rotor or will I need to remove more of the axle ? And what will the cost of the parts be to do the job , thanks. Paul .

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The bearing should be behind the rotor give these websites a try or if all fails stop by your local library and get your hands on a Haynes auto repair manual for your truck wish you the best of luck Michigan Man.

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Hi, the bearing, or hub assy, is located directly behind the rotor. Sometimes the rotors are tough to remove, but essentially , they should pull right off, once the caliper anchor bracket is removed. Some wd-40, and a few taps of a hammer, should allow access. The large nut, is actually for the axle shaft, and must be removed. You then need to route the speed sensor harness, so it is free, and remove the 3 bolts, that hold the hub on. Again, some love with a hammer, tap the axle shaft in untill loose, and tap the hub, you should then be able to replace the hub assy. Good luck...Coop

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