Suspension, Brakes and Tires Discussion, Replacing Front Wheel Bearing Assembly in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; After 159000 miles my left front wheel bearing are starting to growl. I have the new hub assembly for my ...
After 159000 miles my left front wheel bearing are starting to growl. I have the new hub assembly for my 2000 STS. Any advice on what to do when replacing it? Will the old hub just pull off the spindle/drive axle? This is my first attempt at replacing a hub assembly on a front wheel drive.
Automobile(s): White Diamond '03 DHS (with DTS floor shift)
Re: Replacing Front Wheel Bearing Assembly
The old hub SHOULD just pull off. Sometimes they get rusted to the splined axle shaft. If that happens, have an assistant hold the flat end of a ball peen hammer on the end of the shaft while you give the ball end good whack with a heavy mallet (not a framing hammer). That should sheer the bond.
Now I know why you get paid the BIG Bucks. When I read your email I was just at the point where the Hub Assembly was supposed to slide off. So I followed you advice and after a few whacks the hub fell off. Funny how it goes back together so much easier than it came apart.