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Old 08-26-2009, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by cn90 View Post
Thanks for the brilliant DIY.

I just want to ask you if the following Tool from Harbor Freight is good enough for the REAR Wheel Bearing Job:
Hey CN90...from the looks of it, I don't see how that set will benefit you for the rear bearing job. The only two specialized tools that are necessary for the job are the Hydraulic puller to remove the bearing/hub assembly from the car and the race removal tool referenced in the first post ( The race removal tool is well worth the money and eliminates the frustration of getting the inner race off of the hub. Others have beat on it with a hammer, used a cutting tool, and also a torch. In fact, I was getting an exhaust leak sealed up at a muffler shop on my Land Cruiser today and they were in the process of removing an inner race with torch for another vehicle. They basically melted one spot and were able to pull it off afterwards. Using a hammer or cutting tool is pretty risky unless you really know what you are doing. The inner race is on very tight and basically butted up against the larger part of the hub. One can easily screw up and cut into the hub if not careful.

BTW, the 12 ton hydraulic puller I purchased for $85 (on sale at the time) is only around $60 at HB.
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