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Author Topic: HOW-TO: Capri Wheel Bearings  (Read 22301 times)

azgtx

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Re: HOW-TO: Capri Wheel Bearings
« Reply #30 on: April 19, 2016, 09:46:18 PM »

My God man just get a tie rod end tool and pop it off.
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Capritain

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Re: HOW-TO: Capri Wheel Bearings
« Reply #31 on: August 08, 2016, 02:20:05 PM »

So, AGAIN! had time to take the knuckle apart.  I was observing how the bearing separator going to work.  When we get it separated how much would parts and pieces cost?  Which is reusable and replaced?

Two weeks ago there was one capri at the junkyard, yesterday I went and it was gone(crushed) I was hoping just to swap the whole kncuck assembly for $40 rather than take it apart and put it together.  Well, I have no choice but to do it now.

Autozone tools rental department, here I come.
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SHOwn

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Re: HOW-TO: Capri Wheel Bearings
« Reply #32 on: August 09, 2016, 09:25:27 AM »

Hey captain, if your signature had a location, some of us might be able to suggest other locations for parts, or even sell you some from our own trove. For instance, I have a local yard that has 6 or 7 Capris and I know of one in Illinois that has more than ten.
Just trying to help
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Capritain

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Re: HOW-TO: Capri Wheel Bearings
« Reply #33 on: August 09, 2016, 02:35:22 PM »

Hmmmm what happen to my signature? I had it once.
The thing is if it's ship is gonna be expensive.  I'm a cheap o.

I'll add my signature.
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Re: HOW-TO: Capri Wheel Bearings
« Reply #34 on: August 12, 2016, 09:08:25 PM »

OMG indeed. I was too busy trying to figure out Matt's picture I missed "socket and a tap" for some reason I keep understanding I have to use a press to take it apart. Anyway, I got it out.  What MUST be replace?  Again I just took it apart to replace the broken lug nut.

My God man just get a tie rod end tool and pop it off.
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Re: HOW-TO: Capri Wheel Bearings
« Reply #35 on: December 05, 2016, 07:46:58 PM »

Heres a good video of it, if you dont like write ups! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPn_V_Jma_A&list=LLuXF3TZJJrf-7hvKp9WK26A&index=4
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azgtx

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Re: HOW-TO: Capri Wheel Bearings
« Reply #36 on: December 05, 2016, 09:28:15 PM »

I will surely guess he will be back in there again very soon. The bearing should not slip on the hub. The hub needs to be pressed into the bearing assembly. With the bearing and a slip fit it will be spinning on the hub and further eating at the hub. I did not see them checking the preload either..nor using a torque wrench. What a hack. Maybe he was just going to sell the car anyway. When you get you hub out check it for small heat checking cracks and replace them if needed. Doing this right will last another 80k miles.
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Re: HOW-TO: Capri Wheel Bearings
« Reply #37 on: December 06, 2016, 09:21:58 AM »

Yea he definitely half assed it.  I thought that himnusing a ziptie for the cv boot was a bit sketchy aswell.
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chrispoe

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Re: HOW-TO: Capri Wheel Bearings
« Reply #38 on: December 09, 2016, 11:20:30 PM »

Yea he definitely half assed it.  I thought that himnusing a ziptie for the cv boot was a bit sketchy aswell.

Just watched the video, they didnít use zip ties.
They used real CV boot clamps.
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WashiestSnake

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Re: HOW-TO: Capri Wheel Bearings
« Reply #39 on: December 10, 2016, 12:37:31 PM »

Ah, I hadnt seen that video in months. I was reminded to post it because I just had re-watched his oil change video, because I forgot how to get to the oil filter. I had the bearing change video saved on my youtube, for whenever my bearings went out.
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Re: HOW-TO: Capri Wheel Bearings
« Reply #40 on: July 04, 2018, 06:27:23 PM »


It sure does look like you put the inner seal on backwards. :) Maybe it's the photos but look at #3 and #11 and compare.

I completely agree!....   Not sure if there is any impact, as far as the bearings seating correctly, but will leak from both sides eventually
« Last Edit: July 04, 2018, 07:46:03 PM by jiml »
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SomeENG

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Re: HOW-TO: Capri Wheel Bearings
« Reply #41 on: August 22, 2019, 10:44:17 PM »

The hub should come out of the knuckle fairly easily. If not a socket and a few gentle taps from a hammer from behind should free it


This is not the case. The hub is not coming out of the knuckle.

With the knuckle on the car, I put a socket on the rear of the hub and hammered it.

Nothing..
I got out the 2lb hammer and gave it a beating.
Nothing.... Wtf?


Even if I go get a press, how would I remove the hub from the knuckle?? The hub/rotor completely covers the knuckle.


I also attempted using a 5lb slide hammer with several washers, nothing...


I made a rig to remove the hub.

2x8 on its thin side, with the longest part of the knuckle resting on it

Two bricks topped with a piece of wood opposite, insert rod/3/8th ratchet handle where ball joint pin goes.

Hub should be facing down, rotor clearing the wood and bricks...

Put a socket on the hub..... AND SMASH THAT SUCKER WITH A SLEDGEHAMMER!!!!!!
https://ibb.co/yP4yXFB

SWEET RELEASE!!



I took the knuckle to a muffler shop to have the races welded out of the knuckles. $10 each
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jki2-P1cwo8


here's how I removed the old races from the hubs, Get the autozone bearing separator and two bolts that fit the threaded holes that hold the rotor on, about three inches long.

Thread the bolts into the hub with the bolt heads facing the race. put the bearing separator on over the bolts.

Then unthread the bolts and the separator will pull the old race off.
https://ibb.co/h8hgk3r
« Last Edit: August 26, 2019, 09:06:13 PM by SomeENG »
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