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Post by Asidrive on July 14th 2012, 8:10 pm

Has anyone ever done wrx wheel bearings. At tech inspection today they thought mine were going. While shaking the wheel, there is a little bit of play.

Looks like a press is needed, other then the whole bearing to knuckle install, everything else doesn't look bad.

I think the post is more directed to @catchm3 lol

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Post by Tamadx on July 14th 2012, 8:17 pm

I had to take the entire spindle out and bring it someplace to get the bearing pressed out and back in. It was a pain in the ass!!

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Post by Asidrive on July 14th 2012, 8:33 pm

I was wondering if that could save money and just get it presses...or find one off a totaled one and just swap a good used one in

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Post by Tamadx on July 14th 2012, 8:39 pm

Bearing arnt the most expedience thing but some places might charge you 40 bucks a side to press them out and new ones in.

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Post by CatchM3 on July 15th 2012, 2:09 pm

i could be a tie-rod or ball joint as well. the bearing does have to get pressed out but if you take the knuckle assembly out i could press it out for you at the shop one night. just let me know.
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Post by Asidrive on July 15th 2012, 10:31 pm

What's the best way to determine whats causing the movement? Take the wheel off and shake it lol

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Post by CatchM3 on July 16th 2012, 2:09 am

What I usually due is jack the corner up that has play till the wheel is off the ground and wiggle the wheels from 3 and 9 o'clock position as well as 12 and 6 o'clock position. If there is play from both 3 and 9 as well as 12 and 6 it most likely is the wheel bearing. If there is just play at the 3 and 9 positions only then it is most likely an inner or outter tie rod. If there is just play at the 12 and 6 position it most likely is the lower ball joint or lower c-arm bushings. Also a good way to see if it's the wheel bearing is if you wiggle the wheel and feel play, look at the brake rotor if that is moving with the play of the wheel then the wheel bearing is bad. Hope this is not to confusing haha. If you have any questions feel free to call me.
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Post by Asidrive on July 16th 2012, 11:59 am

good info, you are awesome. ill have to find time and start checking

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Post by ildylan on July 16th 2012, 6:20 pm

Definitely +1'd that post.

I had my knuckles and bearings replaced in the back before event 1, and the inspector was like "there seems to be some play here." I wanted to castrate him.

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Post by Asidrive on July 16th 2012, 6:35 pm

i really hope to isolate the "play" and fix accordingly. ive done service on furnace and air conditioning for a few years and the worst thing you can do is be a "parts changer" to figure out the issue.

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