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Cadillac SRX First Generation Forum - 2004 - 2009 Discussion, How to: Rear Wheel Bearing/Hub Install (also covers brake pad & rotor replacement) in Cadillac SRX Forums; I'm getting ready to do this over the weekend. I'm curious, did you have an impact wrench? If not, do ...
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    Re: How to: Rear Wheel Bearing/Hub Install (also covers brake pad & rotor replacement

    I'm getting ready to do this over the weekend. I'm curious, did you have an impact wrench? If not, do you think that would have helped? Can you think of any tools that would have helped getting those hub bolts off?

    Thanks...

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    Re: How to: Rear Wheel Bearing/Hub Install (also covers brake pad & rotor replacement

    The hub bolts come off just fine, it just takes a lot of leverage because they have Loctite on them and they resist all the way out. An impact wrench is fine for the axle bolt as long as the tire is still on the ground.
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    Re: How to: Rear Wheel Bearing/Hub Install (also covers brake pad & rotor replacement

    I know this is an old(er) thread, but this is EXACTLY what I needed to pick up today, where I left off yesterday, when I could not figure out how to get to the bottom bolt.

    The access for that one is just a cruel joke.

    FWIW, this works 100% for the RWD STS as well.

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    Re: How to: Rear Wheel Bearing/Hub Install (also covers brake pad & rotor replacement

    I did this last night to my 2006 2wd. Thanks for the previous posts.

    Couple of comments.
    Determining if the bearing is bad - My wheel bearings were tight but we had a noise in the rear that kept getting worse. Determined it was the right side because it got louder when you turned left and put more pressure on the right rear bearing.
    Axle nut - A 35mm socket would not fit the axle nut, had to use a 36.
    Access to the 3 bearing bolts - I popped out the upper control arm joint and could not see how I was going to get to the 3 bolts. I then just removed the other suspension joints and the shock mount and took the whole assembly loose but left the emergency break cable attached. With the axle out I could then easily remove the bolts. Using an impact it only took a couple of minutes to remove the suspension joints, old bearing and install the new bearing. It then took about 15 minutes to get all the joints back on. It helped having a friend to use the floor jack to raise the assembly up and down to get the bolts aligned.
    I was able to change both sides in about an hour. Having an impact made this much easier.

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    Re: How to: Rear Wheel Bearing/Hub Install (also covers brake pad & rotor replacement

    I had this problem at first as well. I was using a cheep socket set. The steel is thicker. Try buying better quality sockets. Stronger steel-less steel. Its not hugely noticeable to the eye but it definitely made that little difference.

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    Re: How to: Rear Wheel Bearing/Hub Install (also covers brake pad & rotor replacement

    Srxgirlie, you need to clear your PM inbox, it's full and I can't reply to your PM...

    As luck would have it, I made a how to for the lower control arms, which are only replaceable as complete sets (bushings & ball joints included): http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...placement.html

    I no longer own the SRX and rarely check these forums anymore. Good luck!

    -ace

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    Re: How to: Rear Wheel Bearing/Hub Install (also covers brake pad & rotor replacement

    Just replaced both rear hubs on my '04 SRX AWD using your step by step instructions. Did it in four hours and am now enjoying "the buttery smoothness"!

    Thank you for posting this!

    CYNOT

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