Question about 1999 Kia Sportage
Do you have to take the bolts out of the hub to get it off? there are also two phillip screws I took them out but cannot get the wheel hub to come off. Sugestions.
Posted on Oct 01, 2008
The bearing is a sealed pressed in bearing and requires special tools and puller to get it in and out, you might get the old one out with a hammer and punch, but if you don't have the right tool to install the new one it will be toast and fit only for the trash can.
Posted on Jul 31, 2008
SOURCE: I need front whell bearings
When you remove the bolts that hold the struts to the wheel assembly, turn the nuts lose and then tap out the bolts. I was able to grab using the pozi lock pullers (OEM number 27107) that
keeps the jaws pushed against the ridge of the race while in the
extraction process. I had to jury rig something for the hole in the hub.
I used a small nut and the flat side of a horseshoe to bridge the hole
(Anything similar would probably work). Note that anytime using a puller
that you have to tighten the puller as tight as you can with your
fingers then using a hammer rap sharply the shaft of the puller one time
to help dislodge the race. Repeat this process until you can turn the
handle without the rapping. As the race pulls off the hub, I used a
large washer and a nut to take up the space between the side of the
horseshoe and the hub to get the race fully off. Here you can find quality auto parts to replace http://www.autopartspoint.com/products/wheel-hub-bearing.html
Posted on Aug 23, 2011
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