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Rear Wheel Bearings

Mabo

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So my rear passenger side wheel bearing is goooooone in my vt clubby. Making the usual grinding wobble noise after 40klm/hr and when i jacked up the car it has free play in it when you rock the wheel. I am worried about having a go at replacing the bearings myself, once its on jack stands and pulled apart, if i stuff up i cant drive it anywhere for someone else to fix. I kinda have access to a press at work, but its pulling strings and i really dont want to owe anyone any favours. So, my question is, what are the options?
Ive been quoted $550 for Lube Mobile to come out and do it. My ass will hurt parting with that much cash though.
I can pull it apart and go down the road of owing favours at work and hoping i dont stuff up pulling it apart and re assembling it, which again im not keen on.
I can advertise on here or facebook for a random to do the job for me for cash cheaper than Lube Mobile. Im suprisingly ok about this lol
Can i buy the whole hub/bearing unit or the swing arm section so i dont have to press out/press in bearings and just unbolt and bolt up a new part?
I honestly have limited mechanical experience, I can do car services, change pads, change rotors, just basic stuff, so Im worried this will be out of my capability.
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VRSenator065

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It can be a prick of a job, which I suspect is why they want to charge $550. I did both mine, and I had the whole ass end out of the car and apart, I have a press etc. It can go "well" or it can go badly, one side was easy but I damaged one of the new bearings putting them in on the other so had to buy another one. Honestly I would not do it yourself if you aren't super confident, and you need your car mobile as soon as possible. Just my thoughts, others may disagree though.
 

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If your going to attempt it yourself, at least go buy a workshop manual for your vehicle, and follow it. It makes things a hell of a lot easier if you can read exactly whats gotta be done a few times before actually starting the job. Ive got 2 manuals for VT through to VZ models V6 and V8. One is a gregorys brand and the other is a max ellery brand. The max ellery is probably the better one, as gregorys has gone downhill a lot with their quality since it was bought out by haynes manuals, which arent very good either. I have them all so I can cross reference them..
 

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