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#1 Audiman

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 10:34 PM

What a nightmare.

I read all the advice about removing and installing a new wheel bearing on my Galaxy.
Originally on one side(NS)the rear wheel rotated easily. The other side (OS) it was a bit stiff - so I decided that the wheel bearing must have gone faulty - (the same wheel had a seized caliper that caused overheating - sealed bearing no grease etc etc).

I installed the new bearing in - this is stiff as well. Maybe I didn't need to change the wheel bearing after all!!!!

From my experience - don't even think about knocking it out with a hammer, or heating the housing etc etc.
YOU WILL NEED A HEAVY DUTY SLIDE HAMMER to extract the rear hub. Don't even think about anything else!!!
You'll be pi**ing in the wind or have more chance farting your way to the moon!

When putting in the new bearing, use your old bearing to knock in - then tighten up using the nut and big washer