How to: change rear wheel bearings

Re: How to: change rear wheel bearings

Postby ken377lx » March 24th 2012, 9:56pm

Hey guys,
Thanks for the writeup with pictures. I have a 2002 AWD van and it has a limited slip rear diff. Does anyone know what extra steps are involved to getting to the C-clips on my model?
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Re: How to: change rear wheel bearings

Postby burn_your_money » December 28th 2012, 3:38am

I'm going to bump this rather than making a new thread. Is there any word on the differences if you have a posi? My 97 is leaking fluid out onto the shoe and I have a few mm of up and down play so I know it's the axle bearing. I'm hoping to get away without a new axle but I guess we'll have to see.
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Re: How to: change rear wheel bearings

Postby chevymaherchevymaher is online! » December 28th 2012, 9:17am

burn_your_money wrote:I'm going to bump this rather than making a new thread. Is there any word on the differences if you have a posi? My 97 is leaking fluid out onto the shoe and I have a few mm of up and down play so I know it's the axle bearing. I'm hoping to get away without a new axle but I guess we'll have to see.


There are no differences. The posi is self contained in the carrier. All other parts are identical for maintenance.
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Re: How to: change rear wheel bearings

Postby burn_your_money » December 28th 2012, 3:05pm

Wonderful, thank you very much.
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Re: How to: change rear wheel bearings

Postby gAstroBase » April 25th 2013, 1:38am

to clear this up.. :geek:

the new wheel bearings in the first post are whats call 'repair bearing'. it has the bearing and oil seal in one unit. this is meant for cases where the axle housing has worn beyond stock where the bearing normally sits, causing the bearing to be not a pressure fit. the repair puts the bearing in a different spot, where the housing wont be worn.

my local napa DID NOT have these but I was able to track them down at another parts supplier.. just ask for 'repair bearing'. reg. $90,

additionally the classic ' rear end cluck cluck cluck' may also be a case of the axle housing diameter being worn beyond the bearing diameter, where this 'repair bearing' may be used to fix. you know there IS a problem when you DO NOT need a slide hammer to remove the wheel bearing from the axle housing. get a repair bearing. :shock:

hope this helps :banana:
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Re: How to: change rear wheel bearings

Postby Tegnus » November 15th 2013, 6:13am

Does repair bearing sticks so much out as shown in pictures in first post?
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