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[Vectra B] [95-02] How to change rear wheel bearing on a Vectra B and is it easy?

Discussion in 'Cavalier, Calibra, Vectra, Signum, Sintra & Insignia owners forum' started by wildboar hunter, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. wildboar hunter

    wildboar hunter New Member

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    Hi everyone, I am hoping someone out there can help! I have a rumbling from the rear wheel which I am pretty sure is the bearing but am uncertain of the difficulties in doing it myself. Can anyone please clarify how easy or difficult it really is and should I leave it to the " proffessionals" Many thanks.
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    you have just asked the same Q i was going to ask, but mine are top and btm rears on an estate, i have the haynes manual but it is daunting..
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    wildboar hunter New Member

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    Yes, exactly, that's why I asked. It looks very daunting as you say, but then I have read somewhere it is not as hard as the book states so I thought I would ask someone with knowledge. Lets hope for some luck!!
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    VauxMad_Kris Respect mah authoritah! VxON Regional Co-Ordinator VxON Club Member

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    if you want to do the job yourself, you could always get hold of a whole hub from a scrap yard and fit that instead.


    but arnt you on about the bushes not bearings.
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    wildboar hunter New Member

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    Thats a good idea, but I would be very wary on the condition of the bearing. Thanks very much for your input.
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    Phil G PS3 Gamer Tag = gibbo-69

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    ok as far as im aware, the bearing and hub come as a full assembly, you just replace the whole hub,

    pop wheel off
    place block under front wheels to prevent the car rolling forwards
    release handbrake
    pop disc off remove the inner shoe setup (take photos of how it goes together)

    undo the 4 nuts holding the hub on from the rear side of the hub

    fit new

    then refit the components in the reverse order they came off
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    Thanks Phil, that's what I read somewhere before (cant remember where) Bet it won't be as easy as that though lol. Will give it a try when weather gets a bit better.
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    sorry kris, yeah its the bushes on mine that are on there way out on mine. :(
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    As said, on the vectra the bearing is sold as a replacement hub, it's just four bolts that hold it on - once you've stripped off the brake caliper.
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    Top and bottom rose bushes, not really that hard to do if you have, or can improvise, the bush removal tool.

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