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Author Topic: S-Max Front bearing replace  (Read 3277 times)

Offline FireDonky

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S-Max Front bearing replace
« on: May 03, 2016, 02:48:58 pm »
Not so far ago I change both rear beraings on my S-May....it was quite simple....and now I need to change front one too...but bearings at the fornt are  pressed into front arms....so neeed special tools....to get out....or to be take to th e mecanic shop...to be preesed out,.,,,
Have aneyone done this by it self???
Where to see how it's done....there ane any tricy parts?
Anyone have a service guide....step by step..to follow....anyone did this job jet?

« Last Edit: May 03, 2016, 02:51:17 pm by FireDonky »

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Re: S-Max Front bearing replace
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2016, 05:49:51 pm »
The front wheel bearings on the Mk3 Galaxy/ S-Max look like they are supplied as a complete unit with the hub, according to the parts diagram. That parts diagram isn't particularly clear as to how the bearing is retained in the knuckle but it looks like it's pressed in instead of being a bolt on assembly. That being the case I would recommend removing the knuckle complete and getting a garage or machine shop with a bench press to press the old hub unit out and the new one in for you. It may be possible to drift it out and fit a replacement using a good fitting drift and a big hammer but the chance of damaging the new bearing is much higher, so it isn't a method I'd recommend personally.
« Last Edit: May 03, 2016, 05:54:30 pm by insanitybeard »
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