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How do I change the front wheel bearings and hub on my 2003 Kia Spectra? The bearing is very noisy.

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Have fun with this one because it is very time consuming task to do just make sure you have the car jacked up properly with jack stands to take off the car tire but the problem also here is that there is a spring loaded high pressure downward so you need another jack underneath where your trying to take off the front wheel bearings and hub. You also should go to advance auto parts and ask them for a kit that will keep the spring stationary that will help you work safely with the high pressure spring. make sure that this spring does not let lose or it can hit you fast and kill you so please take your time in this matter and do it safely and VERY slow. I almost got hit myself in the past by doing this but was able to get the work done myself but it took alot of time because it was my first time doing this. You have to take the tire off after you jack up car and put jack stands. You will know what I mean but you need to make sure you have all the tools to do this work first and that some cars use Metric tools or SAE which is standard tools

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