Home Auto Repair How to Install the Wheel Bearings on a 2002 Saturn SL1

How to Install the Wheel Bearings on a 2002 Saturn SL1

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After removal, installing both the rear and front wheel bearings can be done by most DIY mechanics without visiting a professional mechanic. The front bearings must be installed in the steering knuckle, while the rear bearings come already installed inside the wheel hub. The bearings and suspension components must be installed using the proper torque measurements to avoid excessive wear or damage to the suspension system.

Tools Used: Tools, Torque wrench, Socket set, Hydraulic press, Flat-head screwdriver

Install Wheel Bearings

Front Wheel Bearings

Force the new wheel bearing hub into the center hole on the steering knuckle using a hydraulic press.