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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-18-2007, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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Front wheel bearing replacement

I'm guessing that there are a few ppl that have changed the front wheel bearings here on this site. My question is "Is there a special tool needed to get the ball joints out of the hub so I can press the bearing out in a vise"? I've just been having a hell of a time trying to get those ball joints out, and I can't find any tools that would work. So if someone can give me any advise on this that would be great! Thanks

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-19-2007, 09:24 AM
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Havnt done it personally, but this is direct from the manual. I wouldn't try anything else but the correct puller, for fear of ruining the aluminum casting.
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a big hammer hit right on the a-arm where the ball joints goes through works for me every time.

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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-19-2007, 06:47 PM
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yeah a big hammer to loosen the ball joint and tie rod.all ya need is a socket to beat the old wheel bearing out did mine at windrock at the campground

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I did mine as while ago, and would suggest not buying the Honda tool. Up here they are $230 canadian, Thats roughly $200 american. Take your chances with the hammer.

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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-19-2007, 07:29 PM
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all you have to do is hit the spindle a ime or two not real hard either

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sitinfat... is that a crushed beer can in your foot well?

The hammer is a great tool! Use with care.

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Yep ...me do hammer to. Its the easy way. Press...what press, big socket and the old bearing will do fine. Hammer, snap ring pliers, brake cleaner, beer, honda parts. Can be done at camp as sitnfat proved to us....most special tools are not necessary but practice with a hammer makes perfect.


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yeah oilcan that is a crushed beer can i dont drink canned water

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