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    is it difficult to change a rear wheel bearing on corsa diesel l reg 1994

    foubd play in the rear right wheel on my corsa diesel 1994 L reg seems like there is a split pin and castle nut to be removed do i also need to remove the drum anyone have a step by step instructions
    also what torque do i need to tighten the new bearing to

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    Remove hub nut cover
    Remove split pin
    Remove castle nut
    remove drum
    get a punch and hit out bearing mounts (Do it opposite sides)
    Fit new ones
    reverse the above
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    these are tapperd so all you will ned to do is strip it out clean up re grease and put back together again . tighten up till the drum has resistance then slacken off quater turn so it turns free. its all easy

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    The bearing carriers wear out too though, so if changing bearing do it proper!
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    all he asks is how to fix the play happy days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac1976 View Post
    all he asks is how to fix the play happy days.
    theres probably play because their worn, wheel bearing kits cost pennies anyway, do what spanishfly said and fit new carriers if your fitting new bearings and remember when your greasing the new bearings put grease on your hand and rub the bearings longways so it gets right in instead of just rubbing it on. and make sure you dont tighten the castle nut up too tight just needs nipped up then use a new spilt pin

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    are the carriers part of the bearing kit or seperate what do they look like
    i presume the brake drum will not come off until the castle nut has been removed
    are the bearing mounts easy to remove and are the new ones just tapped in do these have to be greased when pushing in

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    carriers will come with a kit, yes you will need the castle nut off for the drum to come off. the carriers can just be tapped out with a small chissle but when fitting the new ones use the old carrier to tap it in a bit so it goes in flush and not at an angle. they should come off no problem though mate. put some grease on the carrier too.

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    cheers
    so best method of tightening bearing is tighten so drum has resistance and the turn a quarter of turn back, should the drum then move quite free

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    yeah thats rite mate.

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    just so you know corsa rear bearings are supposed to have a little play in them, and they did from new, and all these people saying to tighten it up till restance then let off a bit are wrong, it should be done up hand and only a slight bit tighter than that if needed, best way to do it is have the wheel on and tighten by hand as tight as you can go with only the socket in your hand and tighten untill it only has a little bit of play
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    my passenger side one has no play the driver side the whell moved very slightly in all directions and this is theonw hmmmming

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    You can adjust the rear wheel bearings.
    They should have a slight amount of play, if you overtighten them it knackers the bearing.

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