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deanmcreynolds26
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29th Apr 04 at 19:11   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

My rear bearings need replaced! i fancy giving this a shot myself much do they cost and do i need any special tools??

advice wud be good ?
mike_1.2LS96
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29th Apr 04 at 19:15   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

5 per side. You need a punch and hammer other than a decent set of tools to tap the races in.
deanmcreynolds26
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29th Apr 04 at 19:18   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

so get a haynes manual and ill be srted
Adam-D
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yup and i think its more than 5 a side you get a whole kit seal for 30 from vaux its worth it thou trust me
Mattb
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haynes manual, big grips, needle nose pliers and a spanner.

Remove grease cap with grips.
remove split pin with pliers
remove nut
remove washer
remove bearing.
grease up new bearing
put the washer back on
put the nut back on, but dont do it up tight (look at the haynes for tightening of the nut)
replace split pin
bash the grease cap back on

sorted
deanmcreynolds26
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wen u say big grips wat u mean? and can u feel a difference with new bearings?
Adam-D
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29th Apr 04 at 20:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yes
Kerry
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just make sure u dont tighten it too tight im sure its only finger tight or something

i drove the vec with the back seats down the other day and heard one wurring away
deanmcreynolds26
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whole kit seal? wat does that include?
Wessy
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Don't use a hide hammer or any soft metal
to tap in the bearings or else debri will enter them, make sure you hit the outer
race, if you hit the inner race you will hitting the ball - roller bearings against the outer race which will damage the bearing. Nut tightening is crucial to your safety and bearing life, observe the correct torque wrench settings.
Take your time, wipe all parts clean and you should be ok, there are most definitely different grades of bearings.
Go for a brand name, maybe your local
bearing shop will stock them ? Look in the
yellow pages. When tapping the bearing home ensure it enters the bore squarely,
tap first 12 o'clock, then opposite at 6 o'clock then 3 o'clock and then 9 o'clock.
Repeat equally until the bearing is home, you should hear the frequency change as the bearing bottoms in the housing.
( Frequency = slightly different sound as your tapping )
Good Luck

Wessy
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Wessy
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ps
Make sure you lightly oil the bore to assist
the entry of the bearing. This is just general bearing fitting information. Not sure what are fitted to a Corsa, maybe taper roller bearings, could be single race
ball bearings or indeed single - double thrust race bearings.
I'll have a looksee in the manwell and let you know.

Wessy
mike_1.2LS96
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29th Apr 04 at 21:05   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Adam-D
yup and i think its more than 5 a side you get a whole kit seal for 30 from vaux its worth it thou trust me


I got em for trade price at part co. Got the seals, races, bearings and even a split pin for around 10.
Wessy
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Just checked the manwell, they're
taper roller bearings.
Easiest of the lot, like the other guys
said make sure you replace the seals
and use the correct grease.
Also as Mike says, use a NEW split
pin, torque settings are CRUCIAL to
pre - load the bearing. Use the old
outer race to tap the new outer race
in and don't forget to clean the shaft
so the inner race goes on easily.
The split pin is a SAFETY device to ensure
the castlellated nut does not come loose.

Wessy
deanmcreynolds26
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29th Apr 04 at 21:18   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ok cheers wessy im sure i can do this ill find out soon enuf
Siberia
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29th Apr 04 at 21:20   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Mattb
haynes manual, big grips, needle nose pliers and a spanner.

Remove grease cap with grips.
remove split pin with pliers
remove nut
remove washer
remove bearing.
grease up new bearing
put the washer back on
put the nut back on, but dont do it up tight (look at the haynes for tightening of the nut)
replace split pin
bash the grease cap back on

sorted


do that ^^ and u will have no probs

 
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