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Old 10-27-2012, 08:41 AM   #676
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Some have 3 seals, might be the back though can't remember this early...

2 inner and one outer..
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:35 PM   #677
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boo I think I bent a bearing. BUT! I found this awesome thread that got rebumped with useful links! Thanks guys!!!
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:11 AM   #678
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Nice!

I just printed it to a PDF in case your pics go away at some time in the future.

I always wanted to buy a press, now I have an excuse.
Could you email me that PDF if you still have it? PM & il give you my email
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:03 PM   #679
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If someone still has the pictures / walk through for the front wheel bearing replacement, can they please email it to me?


carnie85@gmail.com
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:29 AM   #680
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It's a couple pages back on a link. If your not pressing them in yourself it's pretty easy.
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:07 AM   #681
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1 question, is the bearing on the hub or the knuckle? I can't get a clear picture from the FSM. I also read a post that if you get a bearing puller to take the hub off the knuckle you can leave the knuckle attached to the tie rod, strut, etc. Wrong or right?

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Old 12-26-2012, 08:07 AM   #682
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1 question, is the bearing on the hub or the knuckle? I can't get a clear picture from the FSM. I also read a post that if you get a bearing puller to take the hub off the knuckle you can leave the knuckle attached to the tie rod, strut, etc. Wrong or right?

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bearing is in the middle of the hub, which is surrounded by the knucle. yes you can leave knuckle on and remove bearing if you ahve the right tool, like a bearing puller.

i removed my knuckle and took to napa machine shop and they pressed out old and pressed in new.
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:33 PM   #683
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Thanks.

I'm looking at the parts diagram, looks like there is just one outer seal and one inner seal with a snap ring. Is a new snap ring required or just good practice?
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:10 PM   #684
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Thanks.

I'm looking at the parts diagram, looks like there is just one outer seal and one inner seal with a snap ring. Is a new snap ring required or just good practice?
Good practice, usually the bearing comes with a new one...
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:12 PM   #685
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There are three total seals in the rear (two inner, one outer, outer has the snap ring).
There are two seals in the front.

I've reused the old snap ring most of the time. The problem is, if you bend it or break it, it's not something you can usually get locally. Then you're stuck with your car up on jack stands, waiting on a silly part.
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:30 PM   #686
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Finally (many years later) had time to search for the old photos and put them up on my new host. Original post has been edited to show photos so Merry Christmas everyone. 192,948 views...wow, sweet Jesus.

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Old 12-27-2012, 07:11 AM   #687
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thanks jay! youdaman!
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:19 PM   #688
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FYI I ebay'd the Nissan Part #40210-16E00 and bought from QEAutoparts on ebay. Bearings arrived today in a Koyo box with a part # w/105 on them
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:35 PM   #689
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FYI I ebay'd the Nissan Part #40210-16E00 and bought from QEAutoparts on ebay. Bearings arrived today in a Koyo box with a part # w/105 on them
Awesome! I've had good luck with rear bearings from Beck and Arnley. Japanese Koyo's for $40 a pop.

The front Beck and Arnleys turned out to be Chinese though... while seals were Japan and USA... and the tie rods were German. You never know with brands like this, it's like the Ikea of auto parts!
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:44 PM   #690
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Yeah I ordered some Raybestos wheel cylinders for another car a while back from O'Reilly (Kragen at the time) and they came in Brembo boxes. It felt pretty good to put them on a 94 Sentra.
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:42 PM   #691
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Just wanted to say thank you for the original post, and the effort of getting the pictures back. I just did my front bearings for the first time this weekend. Replaced both bearings, ball joints, hubs, and inner CV boots. My WRX wagon has about 115K on it. Aside from having to use a torch for some bolts, everything went rather smoothly.

I used a 20-ton shop press from Harbor Freight, seal/bearing driver set with the shop press, and a few 3/4" sockets as well.

I felt like I was really well prepared after reading the whole thread, which was important, because my only other mode of transportation is a motorcycle, which doesn't do too well in PA in the middle of winter, during a blizzard.

Anyway, thanks again!
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:41 AM   #692
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How different is the process if you're replacing the whole hub? The fronts on my 07 need replaced and after some goolging i've see that the 05+ models are "easy" to do because you're just replacing the whole hub.
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Old 04-23-2013, 12:59 PM   #693
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How different is the process if you're replacing the whole hub? The fronts on my 07 need replaced and after some goolging i've see that the 05+ models are "easy" to do because you're just replacing the whole hub.

05+ sti is totally different, no pressing needed. the hub/bearing is a unit that unbolts from the knuckle/upright.

edit: pics of 05+ STi on this thread http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...=777998&page=4

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Old 04-23-2013, 01:16 PM   #694
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thanks for the info and link...you don't happen to know of a how to thread like this one for the 05+ do you?
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Old 04-24-2013, 01:19 PM   #695
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thanks for the info and link...you don't happen to know of a how to thread like this one for the 05+ do you?
You can use the majority of this DIY. The only difference I see is it's like doing a taco wheel bearing. Ball joint and knuckle can stay in place. Pull wheel, brakes, abs sensor. Remove axle nut (previously loosened), undo four bolts holding hub/wheel bearing on.
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Old 07-05-2013, 03:01 PM   #696
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This is awesome. Thanks.
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:48 PM   #697
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Great write up. Helped a lot.
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Old 08-10-2013, 09:29 AM   #698
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Thumbs up Wheel Bearings

Even after all these years since you posted your pics with instructions it still has positive impact. I did my bearings yesterday and it was masterfull. Although I did strip the steering arm threads by tapping it with a hammer It was repairable. I didn't need any special tools since I found a shop to press the bearing in for $80.00, I wish I could justify buying the press but it may get used once every couple of years, if that. Again thanks for the help from,
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Old 09-06-2013, 11:19 AM   #699
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Just joined this forum when searching for front wheel bearing info. Very nice thread and valuable advice. I've had Subarus for many years, starting with an 80s Justy. My last Impreza was still running strong with 365k when replaced with current 2005 RS which is now up to 185k, still a baby.:-)

I changed out front bearings about 20k miles ago, just as a general maintenance job and the passenger side now seems to be need replacing again. I hear a rubbing noise when turning slowly <5mph. Is there an opinion on best brand bearings to use now in 2013? I don't want to be doing this job every 20k miles going forward.
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Old 09-06-2013, 12:14 PM   #700
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Just joined this forum when searching for front wheel bearing info. Very nice thread and valuable advice. I've had Subarus for many years, starting with an 80s Justy. My last Impreza was still running strong with 365k when replaced with current 2005 RS which is now up to 185k, still a baby.:-)

I changed out front bearings about 20k miles ago, just as a general maintenance job and the passenger side now seems to be need replacing again. I hear a rubbing noise when turning slowly <5mph. Is there an opinion on best brand bearings to use now in 2013? I don't want to be doing this job every 20k miles going forward.
I went with Timkin on all four corners of my STi. I will note that the Timkin do need to have more grease packed into them then what they come with from the store. I personally repacked them with royal purple grease and I've had zero issues with them. I do some had driving on the STi.
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