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Can someone confirm the front wheel bearings on a 2013 1.0 Chevrolet Spark are a cartridge bearing, held in with two circlips?

Girlfriends Spark is howling like a good one but if they are pressed in she can get the local garage to change them, if they are separate bearings I can do them.

EBay show both types for the same year but I think they actually changed in 2010.
 

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Found a press for £65:so might just buy that anyway.
Does 7zap cover other cars then? Guessing it must do for you to suggest it.

Will check later, in the middle of my glow plug relay at the moment.
 
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Only goes up to 2010 for the Spark and she has a 2013 car.
Can pop up to my local motor factors who are normally very helpful and see what they have on their system.
A few posts on the Spark forum makes mention of a cartridge bearing so fairly sure they changed over before her car.
 
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EPC shows this
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that says 2013
It does, doesn't it? Odd because when I looked I saw this which only went to 2010.

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Must be a different listing for the 2010 to 2013 Spark.
 
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Just checked,the 2010 Spark is the same design but different part numbers
 
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So definitely a cartridge bearing.

Girlfriend is going to ring her local garage for an all in price tomorrow. I've offered to buy the press if she buys the bearings so it comes down to how much the garage charge.
 
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Just checked,the 2010 Spark is the same design but different part numbers
The 7Zap listing I'm looking at shows two bearings, a spacer and an oil seal. Can't link screenshots from my tablet for some reason running Android 10 since the last forum software update.
 
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Here's the EPC model section pic
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It is the M300 then going by the pictures.

I know the early Spark was just a rebodied Matiz, the mechanical bits were essentially the same.

If I do end up doing it do you have access to the torque settings?
 
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I think you know more about Chevys than me Koi,(not difficult though) ;)
i should be able to find some torque settings,fingers crossed.
 
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It does, doesn't it? Odd because when I looked I saw this which only went to 2010.

(Note to moderators I have no options to attach anything, link anything or do anything else other than type).

Must be a different listing for the 2010 to 2013 Spark.
i idea whats going on there like, i just copy and paste links.
 

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I think you know more about Chevys than me Koi,(not difficult though) ;)
i should be able to find some torque settings,fingers crossed.
Girlfriend has the Spark.
Girlfriend bought the Spark from my sister.
Sister had a Matiz before she bought the Spark.
So know my way round them a bit, just not well supported on YouTube or on forums.
 
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Looks like I will be buying a press.
Garage want £220 to change both front bearings.
 
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