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Old 07-09-2014, 08:50 PM   #1
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Quick question about replacing front wheel bearing and hub

My 2000 gt auto has 200,000 miles on it and I wanted to replace the front wheel bearings and hub. Is this a difficult job? Does it require any special tools? I change my own oil and brakes so I think I can tackle this job I just wanted to know from someone with first hand experience. Also do you have any suggestions about things I should replace on this car. I have had it new from the dealer. Thanks


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I did this on my 02 gt last weekend. It's a fairly simple job. There's a write up on american muscle under the wheel bearing heading on how to do it. All u need is basic hand tools. I needed to pick up a 36 mm socket I think to get to the retaining nut. Had to use lots of penetrating fluid to get caliper bolts off. But honestly man if u know how to change a tire, ur half decent w a ratchet, and can get ur calipers off this is a no brainer. Most difficult part was trying to get the dust cap off mine. Used a flat head screw driver n pried it from all angles till I could get behind it and then just tapped it off w a hammer. It's a cheap thing to do and u will feel the difference...atleast I did. Good luck


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Easy job to do but if the bearing isn't balanced onto hub, you'll see premature wear and have to replace again. First time I had a shop do it and was in and out in less than an hour. Second time I did it myself and it's been years and no issues. Just take your time; clean the mating surfaces properly and torque it to spec--shop just used an impact and I think that was a big part of the problem. Good luck!


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Any one know the torque spec for the front wheel hub nut? And do I have to get a new nut or can I reuse the old one?


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