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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-26-2011, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
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1987 big bear front wheel bearing replacement

Hi there I just picked up a 1987 big bear 350 that needs 1 front wheel bearing replace. Does anyone know what steps I need to do this?
The kit came with 2 bearings and 2 seals so I'm gather there is a inner and a out bearing to replace.
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Just like a car. Spindles havn't changed much over the years, Just the metal alloys. separate seals or sealed bearings?
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the kit has 2 seals and 2 bearings.
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Pay particular attention to the order you take off the items and their size. Place them on a clean towel or rag. That should help some.
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Got the bearings changed, had to cut the outer bearing race with my dremail tool. I thought that this would get rid of the squeaking coming from the front end but it didn't. How do you check the u joints without opening up the boot?

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