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Hey I need to replace my wheel bearing, which is integrated to the wheelhub from my understanding.
Does anyone have instructions on how to replace the wheel hub.
Thanks!
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You didn't specify front or rear.

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Remove steering knuckle assembly from car and press out the bearing. Clean the mating surface of the new bearing before pressing it back in. Reinstall steering knuckle assembly.

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Remove brake rotor and unplug wheel speed sensor. The bearing is held in place with 4 Torx 50 bolts that are usually rusty - impact tools are helpful here. Once the bolts are out, sometimes the hub will fall out itself but usually you have to beat it with a hammer. Reassemble.
 

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Oh sorry, its the front and I am replacing the entire hub assembly, I didn't think you could buy the bearing separately. This might be harder than I thought lol
 

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You're right, the bearing is integrated with the hub.

In any case, it is a press in/press out procedure once you have the steering knuckle off the car. With the proper tools, it really is a pretty simple job.
 

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Ok so I got most of the stuff done but how do I get the actual assembly off? Do I just hit it till it comes off? Thanks in advance!


 

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you have to disconnect tie rod end, ball joint and strut, than you will be able to slide out the hub assembly.
Also, you gonna have to disconnect ABS wire etc. When you are undoing ball joint and tie rod end, make sure you dont damage the rubber boot.
 

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you pulled the 4 bolts off the back right? dont think i read that any where on anyones post. but yes once you have everything pulled, just try and pull it first then go to the weighted solution
 

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I got it, I didn't know you had to remove the ball joint. Volvo is odd.... most manufactures just use bolts lol.
 

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Does anybody have any ideas as to how to change the rear hub assembly? My wife's car is a 2006 V50 AWD. Wanted to know also if the rear hub on an AWD is different from the rear of as Fwd?
 

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you have to disconnect tie rod end, ball joint and strut, than you will be able to slide out the hub assembly.
Also, you gonna have to disconnect ABS wire etc. When you are undoing ball joint and tie rod end, make sure you dont damage the rubber boot.
You cannot just " slide " the hub bearing assembly from the knuckle, you need a press, I've done this three times
 

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You cannot just " slide " the hub bearing assembly from the knuckle, you need a press, I've done this three times
Just so I fully understand, replacing a hub is not something one can DIY without a press? Twisted off a stuck lug nut and have been running on four for a little while, bought the hub off Tasca thinking I could save some cash. Hope i dont have to bring it to a shop to install. Thanks, appreciate the info!
 

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Just so I fully understand, replacing a hub is not something one can DIY without a press? Twisted off a stuck lug nut and have been running on four for a little while, bought the hub off Tasca thinking I could save some cash. Hope i dont have to bring it to a shop to install. Thanks, appreciate the info!
You need a press for rear and front
I thought the rear was bolted on. Is this true or not? And will I need to have the hub assembly press out?
 

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You need a press for the knuckle and hub assembly

Just so I fully understand, replacing a hub is not something one can DIY without a press? Twisted off a stuck lug nut and have been running on four for a little while, bought the hub off Tasca thinking I could save some cash. Hope i dont have to bring it to a shop to install. Thanks, appreciate the info![/QUOTE

You cannot pull the hub out without some sort of press or puller maybe from Harborfreight. I've not used a puller before so maybe what you can do is take apart the front end, btw you need a ball joint separator, also from Harborfreight for about $8.00. Then take the knuckle and hub assembly to a shop and have them press out the old one and press in the new one.
Good luck
 

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Done the rear passenger side twice (after affects of racing around in the SCCA) rear hub assembly on my 05 AWD is a complete unit, that has 4 bolts, pop them off, slide off the bad hub (hammering off the lugnut thingy's, good for spares since so many people seemed to be snapping theirs), lining up the splines, with the splines on the rear axle, and sliding it on. You can keep the hub, and punch in the bearing carrier assemblies, but I never found the carriers themselves. Hardest part is breaking tq on the star bolts, and lifting the car, it's an easy job.
 

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Done the rear passenger side twice (after affects of racing around in the SCCA) rear hub assembly on my 05 AWD is a complete unit, that has 4 bolts, pop them off, slide off the bad hub (hammering off the lugnut thingy's, good for spares since so many people seemed to be snapping theirs), lining up the splines, with the splines on the rear axle, and sliding it on. You can keep the hub, and punch in the bearing carrier assemblies, but I never found the carriers themselves. Hardest part is breaking tq on the star bolts, and lifting the car, it's an easy job.
Ok, I received my hub assembly today. It's like you said, 4 bolts. So not pressing is not required. I think my question was misunderstood earlier. I'm replacing the whole assembly, not just the bearing.
 
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