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Hi,

I did a search for info about bearing replacement but just wanted to double check.

I have a 1995 Escort 1.9 lx 3 door auto.

The drivers side rear bearing is humming at speed. I jacked the car up and it rumbles when I spin the wheel.

When I remove the brake drum will the bearing come off with it?

Do I then go to a garage so they can press the old one out and a new one in? (I don't have a press)

What size is the rear hub nut?

Thanks for any help, I'm learning as I go and buying new tools every time something new breaks!

Nathan.
 

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the bearing is separate, take the 2 screws out of the drum, remove it, you'll see the hub/bearing. it is 1 piece. The nut must be unstaked, it is 1.25" or 34mm(?). I went with the standard size as it fits more snugly. Once unstaked, remove said bearing. put the new unit on. no shop is needed. a torque wrench is needed however at this point to properly torque it to spec. stake the nut again and assemble in reverse of how you removed it and you're done:)
 

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i don't think my dad replaced the hubs when he replaced the rear bearings back in 04. if they were supposed to be replaced then suprisingly i've had no problems at all.
 

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Big Thankyou!

Thanks for the help and advice.
The 1 1/4" socket is definitely more snug than the 32mm.
I had to buy an impact driver as well. How did I ever live without one!?
I'm short on money at the moment so the only option for the hub/bearing was the pick-ur-part, I got one for $10 and it seems to be OK, much quieter motoring!
The car just passed Cali smog as well! It's a good day!
Thanks again,
Nathan.
 

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I use the tire rotation method to torque the rear wheel bearings. Works every time...
 
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