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So my wheel bearing blows out on the weekend, no notice or anything, I thought I was coming due for breaks due to a random high pitched screech, but oh no, not that simple.

Anyhow I'm going to replace the damn thing this week, (since there is a 1/4 inch of play in it now) does anyone know the size of the socket needed to take out that monster center nut on the hub? biggest I have is 1" 1/8th and won't tackle it lol.
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1 3/4" or 44mm should do the trick.
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1 3/4" or 44mm should do the trick.
Thanks bro. It looks like it will be an "interesting" adventure lol
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If you don't have a short handled sledge hammer, get one. You're gonna need it along with a big puller. The only thing that concerns me is you pulling the bearing apart. You could make a tool that will allow you to hit it from behind. Take a piece of 1/4" thick steel angle or channel about 2 feet long and drill two holes in it that will allow it to be bolted to the hub. Next cut out a hole in the center where the axle will protrude. Leaving the axle nut on, bolt your home made tool to the hub, remove the 4 bolts from the back, the wheel speed sensor, the brakes, and the tie rod as needed for swinging room and proceed to beat the bearing into submission!
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what happens when a bearing fails
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I ordered a whole new hob assembly sensors and all, so am I really going to need all that?
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LOL well if it fails completely I could see there being the chance of the wheel coming off with the amount of play I got out of mine. there are some interesting videos on youtube as well!
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lol well I looking to see if it was necessary to do it exactly that way, I don't want to start into something incorrectly and screw something up.
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