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Old 09-29-2007, 12:11 AM   #31
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Just changed my drivers rear bearing today. Got the bearing aready pressed into the hub from Ford. Another quick tip, you can bypass taking the rear brake apart by disconnecting the emergency brake and swinging the caliper and rotor out of the way in 1 piece.
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Old 09-29-2007, 10:44 AM   #32
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Yeah Mister Smarty Pants... but that's the lazy way to do it.
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Old 10-06-2007, 02:02 PM   #33
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30mm socket 12pt ok or must be 6 pt

All I can find so far is 30mm 12 pt sockets. HD and Lowes have 12pt with liftime warranty but the wall looks awfully thin and don't know it it will work for the rear axel nut. Need advice.

Going to order the drum/bearing assembly from a vendor found online so I don't need to go somewhere for a press. Also will get the axel seal than to suggestion from SuperFlea and his fantastic How to for the rear wheel bearings.
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Old 10-12-2007, 11:47 PM   #34
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Thanks buddy! You really don't need it to be so "heavy duty". The nut on the bearing isn't all that tight. You should be ok with the 12pt socket.

When i did mine, i used a 32mm, for the removal cause that's all i had.
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Old 10-13-2007, 02:52 AM   #35
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Do you always jack up your car from the rear suspension? I thought I read somwhere that it was not good to jack up the rear of the car from the suspension like that.... I hope I'm wrong though.
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yea...lol.. im kinda glad i dont have discs in the back now

all i had to do for mine was go out and buy a new drum with the bearing pressed in it already

on the drums, their pressed into the drum, so its a LOT easier

mine took about 15 minutes


Same here way less work than than rear discs. Though I had to get my bearing pressed in it was cheap too. Though I would rather have the rear disc brakes than the drums. great write up
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Thanks dude!

Yeah, i always jack up my car from there. I never heard i shoulnd't though.
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nothin' wrong with jacking it up right there I do it all the time.
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Rear Wheel Bearing Replacement --> How-to

Excellent How To. I just did the rear drum/bearing job on my 2003 ZX5 66k miles. Found a drum/bearing assembly on ebay for $89/pair of drums with bearings. Did both wheels in an hour thanks to your vivid photos and excellent commentary. Have the Haines manual and it it very lacking compared to your post. Now I have a quiet car once again.

Again, thanks for your great write up.

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No problemo Mister!

Glad i was able to help!
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