justinchristie
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Front wheel bearing replacement

Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:47 pm

Hello,

My 2012 i-Miev (65,000kms) front wheel bearing(s) are going - it makes the jet engine (roar) sound as speed increases. I am going to repair both at the same time for peace of mind, and while I have all the tools out. I'll be using the slide hammer kit to remove the hub from bearing, and the bearing press kit to remove and re-install the bearing and hub.

Is there anything I should know? I have the service manual from mmc-manuals.ru, but I was wondering if anyone had any tips/tricks - I did a few forum searches and found no info on anyone else performing this repair.

Don
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Re: Front wheel bearing replacement

Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:06 pm

justinchristie wrote:I did a few forum searches and found no info on anyone else performing this repair.

I think you're probably the first one here to change a wheel bearing - You'll be adding to our knowledge base for sure! The front spindles and bearings are different on out iMiEV's than just about any other car I can think of, so your experience and tips will be invaluable!

Don
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justinchristie
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Re: Front wheel bearing replacement

Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:08 am

Don wrote:I think you're probably the first one here to change a wheel bearing - You'll be adding to our knowledge base for sure! The front spindles and bearings are different on out iMiEV's than just about any other car I can think of, so your experience and tips will be invaluable!

Don



Ok. this is both exciting and scary at the same time. I have done a little more research on YouTube and found a few videos that are similar to how I would approach this without a shop press. I'll try posting the process in the next week or so, just waiting on the parts and tools to arrive this week.

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