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2003 pt cruiser front driver side wheel bearing removal? How do I remove it?

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The wheel bearing is pressed into the knuckle and will require a machine shop service to press it in and out.

You will need to remove the knuckle from the vehicle.

-Remove the caliper from the knuckle.
-Remove the rotor.
-Disconnect the ABS harness if equipped
-Remove the bolt that holds the lower ball joint to the knuckle and separate them.
-Remove the outer tie rod from the knuckle.
-Remove the axle nut and tap the drive axle out of the hub.
-Remove the two strut mounting bolts from the knuckle
-Remove the knuckle from the vehicle.

A machine shop or an automotive service facility should be able to press the old bearing out and press in the new bearing for you. Call around for pricing and service availability.

Posted on Apr 01, 2011

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It depends partly on whether you've damaged the spindle or not and partly on the shop you have do the work. Get three quotes and go with the best one.

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