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Old 05-31-2006, 06:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm curious to know that if the average joe, like me, with about average car knowledge (I just did the brakes on the car) could replace the wheel bearings easily without screwing it up? The back passenger wheel bearing is on its way out, and I'd like to fix it on my own to avoid getting killed at the shop.

Any insight is very much appreciated!
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Old 05-31-2006, 08:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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they are EXTREMELY easy to change. Get the car in the air, remove the tire on the side your changing, if its a drum style brake remove the drum, if disc, remove caliper, bracket and rotor. Now the only mildy tricky part- the dust cap in the center of the hub needs to come off, do this with a hammer and flathead screwdriver or chisel, working your way around the cap till its off. Next is the large 32mm nut, remove this, the washer behind it and give the old hub a few taps with the hammer, and it will come off. Than just put the new one in and reverse the order.

thats it!
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Old 06-01-2006, 07:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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AWESOME! Thanks Mike - I will report back to you and everyone when I attempt this to see how much time and energy it took me. That way, maybe we can all save a little money on these troublesome Tiburon parts!

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replacing the wheel hub assembly was absolutely a piece of cake. It took about 20 minutes to do, with the hardest part, as you said, removing the hub cap. Knowing that I'd need a 32mm socket wrench was extremely helpful, too.

If you've got bad wheel bearings, change 'em yourself! Thanks again, Mike!

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Old 10-28-2006, 04:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hi, sorry to bump an old thread, but I wanted to get some clarification. I have a 2001 Tiburon, same rear wheel bearing as the topic creator's is appearing to be going out. Is the 32mm the same on the 2001? Pretty sure they are the same, but just wanted to be sure... Thanks.



Also, is this the part that needs replaced? HERE
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Old 01-04-2007, 02:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I believe I have the same issue. My symptoms are a speed dependant noise coming from the back. The noise is constant no mater the rev of the engine or if the clutch is in. It sounds easy to replace if it is a wheel bearing, but I just want to make sure.

Thanks all.
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Old 01-06-2007, 12:16 PM   #7 (permalink)
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^^

yup, that sounds like a wheel bearing. and yes, it is very easy to do!


now only if the front wheel bearings were just as easy......
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