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Old 10-06-2012, 10:11 PM   #1
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I got a 2002 wrx, and I'm pretty sure my rear passenger wheel bearing is going bad.. There is some movement in the wheel.. also when i go down the highway my steering wheel shakes a little bit.. could that be the front bearing or could the back cause that??.. Also when you replace the wheel bearing should I replace the hub as well??
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:48 AM   #2
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You generally have to use a press to get the old bearing out of the hub and a press to press the new bearing into the hub.

You could buy a whole new hub, or a remanned one also.
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:31 AM   #3
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Yea I know you have to press them in.. Do you think I should just buy a new hub as well? and just junk the old one
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:39 AM   #4
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Yea I know you have to press them in.. Do you think I should just buy a new hub as well? and just junk the old one
Absolutely
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Old 10-07-2012, 01:12 PM   #5
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You might look at the hub shark/hub tamer. Hazardous Freight makes a cheap knockoff for $80 that works fine. They call it a FWD bearing adaptor I think. It cuts way down on the time/effort to replace bearings because you dont have to remove the hub and get an alignment. Just remember to lube the bolt, and dont use an impact on it.
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Old 10-07-2012, 01:13 PM   #6
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It depends, sometimes the bearing spins on the hub, destroying it, so in that case, yes..

Otherwise its an economics call...
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Old 10-07-2012, 04:26 PM   #7
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99 times out of 100 you don't need a new knuckle and would be a complete waste of money. If you're saying there is play in the rear wheel that you think is making noise I'd say go with a new knuckle. I had play in mine years ago and put in a new bearing. Didn't have noise just had a little play. When the new bearing was in the knuckle I still had play. Later down the road I put on a new knuckle and problem was fixed.
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