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    Hey, so I'm planning on replacing my driver side wheel bearing which has developed a little noise... This might be a stupid question, but should I be replacing the Hub along with the wheel Bearing?

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    you don't need to if its not damaged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nemesis View Post
    you don't need to if its not damaged.
    Agree, unless the bearing has been gone for a long time

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    I just replaced my right rear bearing in my 99 forester and did not replace the hub. No issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedBugEye View Post
    Agree, unless the bearing has been gone for a long time

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    even then.. it would have to be really fucked up to have to do this

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    Yea, you replace a sleeve in the hub with the new bearing kit, so like others said, it would have to be really messed up to warrant a new hub.

    One word of advise is to use only OEM bearings..... aftermarket bearings don't last as long and you will be changing them again in 6 months or less.
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    Yah, alright that makes sense. I've been planning to do the Wheel Bearing replacement myself (and yes, I was absolutely going to use OEM) and paying a shop to press it in, but the mechanic my dad goes to said I really should replace the hub... I dunno if I should bother with this guy. Gonna do it when I change the CV axles, but it's gettin cold and I have no garage.

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    I just changed the bearings in my dads 06 outback over the weekend. The bearings were bolt ins (so new hub and everything) so no pressing was needed. All in all took my just over and our to hammer both rear bearings out. The bearings were 107 each from center Subaru in Torrington.
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