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OS rear wheel bearing replacement
« on: March 24, 2004, 06:45:55 PM »
I need to replace the off side rear wheel bearing on my new FD3S for it to pass the MOT.

I started taking the rear hub off, as described in the workshop manual. All went fine and everything came out and undone, until the last step :( Basically i can\'t get the driveshaft spline out of the hub carrier. I tired taping the end of the hub to try and loosen it up, then i put a 3 leg bearing puller on it and that broke:mad:, but the driveshaft remains stuck fast inside the hub:rolleyes:

So is this a common problem on the rx?, as the manual does have a short note about tapping it out. But honesltly it is rock solid, hammering it just started to deform the end of the shaft:eek and i\'ve run out of ideas. Anyone got any ideas or will i have to take the driveshaft out aswell and get the techicians at work to press it out????

Cheers in advance,

Paul:)

P.S. does anyone know the size and spec of the rear wheel bearing so i can order one from a bearing supplier rather than paying mazda excessive amounts of money for one??

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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2004, 11:37:33 AM »
I just called RX Motors about this problem and he said it is prettty common and the best way to sort it is by removing the driveshaft along with the hub and getting it pressed out. The driveshaft is simply located by a circlip into the diff, so hopefully it will just prise out or not :rolleyes:. They also quoted me £60 for a 2nd hand hub with wheel bearing.

But think i\'m going to get the bearing out, take the number off it and take it to a bearing supplier. Hopefully should be a bout 1/3 of the price of mazda (£100+vat :eek).

Fingers crossed it all goes well and i will keep you all informed of my progress.

Cheers, Paul:)

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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2004, 06:42:54 PM »
Just needed a nice big hydraulic bearing puller to get it too crack:D Just need to press the bearing out and take it to fenner on monday to see if they can match it up with one they have in stock. Will post up specifics and price when i find out.

Cheers, Paul:)

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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2004, 06:43:59 PM »
Hydraulic puller used: -

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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2004, 06:45:13 PM »
Rusty spline on driveshaft: -