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Old 07-12-2005, 02:22 AM   #1
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Since we all know Subarus have Jell-O for wheel bearings, I thought I should post my experience with replacing all 4 of my wheel bearings on my 1991 Legacy AWD. It was a difficult, expensive, and frustrating project, but I finally finished it and am happy with the results.

Warning 1: There are plenty of pics, so 56k be warned
Warning 2: There is some colorful language in this thread, all mine

http://bbs.legacycentral.org/viewtopic.php?t=21223
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Old 07-12-2005, 03:50 AM   #2
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Since we all know Subarus have Jell-O for wheel bearings

what flavor? cuase i do love the vanilla pudding... snackpak's baby!
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Old 07-12-2005, 08:37 AM   #3
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I need a new front drivers side wheel bearing... I was hoping it would be easier, :-\
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Old 07-12-2005, 08:39 AM   #4
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i need a new driver's side also. i'll replace it be4 i sell my car but not before then!

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Old 07-12-2005, 05:48 PM   #5
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Nice write-up.

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Old 07-13-2005, 02:27 AM   #6
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I need a new front drivers side wheel bearing... I was hoping it would be easier, :-\
If you have air tools, it will be 1000's of times easier.

If you ONLY replace wheel bearings, it will be a lot cheaper and quicker than my project too. I also replaced my struts, replaced my outer tie-rod ends, replaced all my wheelstuds, fixed my loose tranny crossmember, rebuilt my parking brake, etc. etc.
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Old 07-13-2005, 02:36 AM   #7
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I liked the part about you beating the back of your car... I've felt like that when working on my car before, although I could never ever bring myself to do it.

ps... Air tools make work much easier, but if you have an abundant amount of rust, air tools usually won't do you any good... I hate doing wheel bearings on cars that come from places like Maine, Minnesota, New York... Everything ends up fusing together... blech.
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Old 07-16-2005, 03:55 PM   #8
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Ill be doing this on my front left VERY soon. Just ordered the bearings.. alldata says 4.1 hours for the job
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