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Old 11-14-2017, 03:04 PM   #1
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I have a 2006 Impreza wagon with a bad rear wheel bearing. I'm looking at this part but it requires a press to install. I'm thinking about buying this instead since it's a complete replacement. Will this work for my car?

This is a standard 2006 Subaru Impreza AWD 2.5L FI SOHC 4cyl w. no turbo.
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Old 11-14-2017, 03:19 PM   #2
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You chose an outback part. Impreza parts are different.
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Old 11-14-2017, 04:16 PM   #3
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Is there an equivalent? I don't want to need a press.
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Old 11-15-2017, 09:44 AM   #4
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The first part you linked is only the hub, you still need the bearing.

As Jack mentioned, the second linked part is for a different Subaru, the whole assembly bolts in.

Pull the upright and take it and the end parts to a shop and get it pressed. I have never had to use a press on those, but heating the upright can help get it apart and having the new bearing sitting in the freezer a few hours before assembly helps get it back together.
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Old 11-15-2017, 10:35 AM   #5
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Is there an equivalent? I don't want to need a press.
Unless you want to buy a complete rear knuckle assembly, you are going to have to press in the bearing and the hub.

Multiple ways to have it done.
It might be cheaper to just have the parts pressed in, as opposed to buying a press to do the job. A good press for that costs ~ $100.

Don't forget, you still have to get the old hub and bearing parts out first.
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Old 11-15-2017, 09:03 PM   #6
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The other options is the tool Subaru dealers use to do it on the car:
http://www.autotoolworld.com/Kent-Mo...SABEgKn5vD_BwE
But it would be cheaper as a one-off job to pull the knuckle and take it to a shop to have it pressed. You will need the bearing and there are 3 grease seals - 2 on the inner and 1 for the outer.
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Old 11-15-2017, 09:45 PM   #7
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Jesus, DO NOT buy that tool.

At any Autozone, FOR FREE, you can borrow a slide hammer to remove the hub.

Or use a (again free/loaned) cheap 3-jaw puller:


Or pop out a couple of studs and do this:



For pulling the bearing out on the car, you'll need to make a press with $10 worth of threaded rod/washers/coupling nuts from home depot, or buy a $50 puller kit from harbor freight. The kit would look like this, but you can make something similar for a fraction of the cost:



I think you may also be able to borrow a bearing puller kit from Autozone that you can make work in a pinch.

Besides that, you'll need to find a way to pull a race of the bearing off the hub that gets stuck on when you hammer it off. There are a couple of ways to do it, but the easiest is probably just to Dremel 99% through it, and then break it the rest of the way.

If you're serious about doing it yourself, it's not hard. Do a search for wheel bearing installs. When you get the setup down, it's a relatively quick job.

The other alternative, of course, is to buy a cheap HF press, and remove the knuckle/hub from the car. I like doing them on the car, however.

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The other options is the tool Subaru dealers use to do it on the car:
http://www.autotoolworld.com/Kent-Mo...SABEgKn5vD_BwE
But it would be cheaper as a one-off job to pull the knuckle and take it to a shop to have it pressed. You will need the bearing and there are 3 grease seals - 2 on the inner and 1 for the outer.
Pretty sure there's only one inner and one outer seal.
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The other options is the tool Subaru dealers use to do it on the car:
http://www.autotoolworld.com/Kent-Mo...SABEgKn5vD_BwE
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Jesus, DO NOT buy that tool.
Well, no, not THAT tool.
You can buy essentially the same thing from Harbor Freight or other companies on-line ( see Amazon ) for ~ $100. The HF tool and the other brands are the same thing just with a different name on them. If you buy it off of Amazon, you can get FREE shipping. Not so w/HF.

The tool will allow you to pull the hub and bearing out of the knuckle, and install the new bearing and hub into the knuckle, while the knuckle is still on the car.
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Pretty sure there's only one inner and one outer seal.
No, Elbert is correct.
Two (2) Inner Seals and one (1) Outer Seal.
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Old 11-16-2017, 11:17 AM   #11
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No, Elbert is correct.
Two (2) Inner Seals and one (1) Outer Seal.
Yup, you're correct. I guess that's specific to the rear? Front only has two iirc.
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Old 11-16-2017, 11:18 AM   #12
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Well, no, not THAT tool.
You can buy essentially the same thing from Harbor Freight or other companies on-line ( see Amazon ) for ~ $100. The HF tool and the other brands are the same thing just with a different name on them. If you buy it off of Amazon, you can get FREE shipping. Not so w/HF.

The tool will allow you to pull the hub and bearing out of the knuckle, and install the new bearing and hub into the knuckle, while the knuckle is still on the car.
Yup, the one you posted is actually multiple different tools in one case (slide hammer and threaded rod/cups).

You'll need yet another setup to get the race off the hub though (or just cut it off).
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Old 11-16-2017, 12:55 PM   #13
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His car is over 10 years old. Probably time for a new hub anyway, but I agree. If the hub doesn't come out of the race, you'll have to remove that separately.
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Old 11-18-2017, 10:39 AM   #14
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Yup, you're correct. I guess that's specific to the rear? Front only has two iirc.
Yes rear only, inner side has a dust shield then a grease seal and the outer is a grease seal.
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