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Old 01-08-2008, 03:11 PM   #1
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Wheel bearing replacement question

I've been searching through old threads looking for advice on replacing a rear wheel bearing, but i wanted to get a second opinion before proceeding.

i have a roaring sound from the rear of my zx3, sound like one or both wheel bearings is going bad. the only thing related is that i did clip a low curb recently during a rain storm, which might have broken something.

anyway, it seems like the two options are:

1. replace the bearing, which might require a press

2. replace the entire drum with a new drum with bearing already installed.

i'm very comfortable with mechanical work, just don't have a press. i also don't have much time these days, with a 9 month old daughter and full work schedule.

which option is faster? any suggestions on where to get good parts for a reasonable price if i decide to tackle the job myself? thanks!


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Old 01-16-2008, 07:04 PM   #2
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I had a bad one and just replaced the drum assy, actually both at the same time. They were $95.00 each from Ford.
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I had a bad one and just replaced the drum assy, actually both at the same time. They were $95.00 each from Ford.


Any idea how long it would take to do this? I just wanna take it to the dealer because i have the same problem on my 07 zx4 I was sliding around in the snow and slid into some uneven asphalt and i hear a rubbing sound.
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I did both this past summer on my car. Once you get the parts it's actually a rather quick procedure. Once you remove the little cap covering the large nut, just zap that off then use a puller to pop the drum assembly off the hub. Then just slide the new one on and reassemble. I think I had mine done in about 20 minutes.
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