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For some reason my 2000 Intrepid w/40,000 mi. is needing the right rear wheel bearing replaced. I really didn't notice it at first because I like my music...but there is a definite whinning noise coming from that side, (I sat in the back seat while my wife drove around to pinpoint it)
Anyway, is this something I can replace myself (special tool to knock it out, etc.)
Anybody else have to replace their rear wheel bearings?
 

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It should be pretty basic. Does the car have rear disc or drum brakes?

Rear drum make it a bit easier.

Let me know what the car is equipped with and I can tell you from there.

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i dont recommend doing a job like that by yourself. youll have to pull the hub. and if that bearing is not properly "turned" when you replace it,...well, you may run into unsuspected problems that may cause an accident...its easy to bungle a job like that, take it somewhere. (not saying if you know what youre doing, then go ahead...i wouldnt touch that job myself...) :cool:
good luck though...either way.
 

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Could just be your brakes... take it to one of those places that do a free brake inspection and see what they say. Might be nothing much.
 

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Hey, my front right wheel bearing died like 2 months ago, at 81,500 miles. My dad and I replaced it, (cost 100.00 for a new bearing). It was a little pain to get the thing out, we had to use this puller. Once we got it off, we slapped the new one on, and it was good.
 

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Thanks for all your input fellows. I called the dealer and he has the bearing in stock ($70) and labor will be $75, not a bad price, so I'll take it there.
 

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what happened to your warrenty?

For good practice, get a 4 wheel alignment after you put the new bearing in. My front right one went out, and I put a new one in, but the rust that I took off the strut nuckle adjusted the spacing for the bearing surface, making the car drive crooked.... so be careful
 

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I think my front right one is gone as well, I get a nasty vibration/noise when turning, and some shudder when braking (might be rotors too)

Looking at alldata it doesnt seem like a major job, 93intrepid, what kind of puller did you need? was it anything special?
 

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The tool is called a bearing puller - it has three "arms" that hook onto the hub and then you screw a center bolt that presses against the axle and pulls the hub/bearing assembly off the axle splines. They are not too expensive. You might also need a hub bolt socket that is large enough to take the hub bolt off.
 
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