I hate the hub architecture on the Aveos. In order to get the front hubs off (to replace the bearing), you have to press the hub off the bearing and also then the bearing out of the knuckle. To carry out the first procedure, you need a special tool dubbed a Support Bridge (GM p/n J 37105-1). I made a decision to make my very own bridge and also usage a basic fwd bearing pulled kit to rearea my bearings. I"ve review that some have actually taken the steering knuckle off the car and also taken the entirety unit to have the hub and also bearing rerelocated on a push. Not an inexpensive approach.I provided a "Front Wheel Drive Bearing Removal Adapters Puller Pulley Tool Set Kit" that can be purchased or in Canada rented for complimentary from Parts Source or Canadian Tire.To replace the bearing, remove front CV shaft (I think tright here is a How To in this section), taking treatment not to move the CV shaft too far out or you might ruin the CV joints.I then offered my residence made assistance bridge:
I used 1/2 steel plate through holes drilled for the forcing bolt (middle) and 5/16 threaded rod (sides). I ground down the treads on the rod so that it slid in the hub holes more quickly. Keep in mind that the holes in the hubs are manufacturing facility - I didn"t drill them. Not certain if all Aveo"s are prefer this, but I"m glad mine was!I put a bearing adapter and also forcing nut on the other side of the hub (not shown) making certain the drift (bearing adapter) was bottomed on the axle and also not on the bearing. Then you just rotate the forcing bolt. I had actually to rerelocate the drift once it started bottoming on the bearing. I then provided washers (smaller than the inside race of the bearing) and also the forcing bolt to move the hub the rest of the means out.With the hub totally free of the bearing, the bearing demands to be rerelocated from the steering knuckle. First the cir clip should be removed:
Then I used a bearing adapter that was large sufficient to cover the external race of the bearing, yet little sufficient to fit via the knuckle. I also necessary a sleeve and the forcing bolt and also nut aacquire.
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Once the bearing pops cost-free, you are left with an empty steering knuckle:
The inner race of the bearing remained on the hub shaft and also pulled out of the bearing when I pressed out the hub. If this happens, get out the dremel and a cut off wheel and cut the race. Be cautious not to cut all the method via the race, because you will damages the hub. Stop just before you reduced via and then usage a cold chisel to crack the inner race. When it cracks on the reduced line, it will certainly come best off:
Not the ideal picture, however you can view the race and the crack in it after cutting and also whacking it through the chisel.Now to install the new bearing in the knuckle.Put the new bearing in the hub. I greased the bearing a tiny so that it would certainly press right into the hub less complicated. MAKE SURE it is aligned appropriately or you will certainly have metal shaving from wright here the bearing cuts the hub if its crooked. Don"t ask me exactly how I understand. Set up the bearing adapters so that they are pushing on the OUTSIDE race and also supported on the OUTSIDE race.
Once the bearing is in, rearea the cir clip. Then its time to install the hub. Make certain the hub shaft is aligned in the bearing.
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Make sure the INNER and OUTER bearing races are supported via a bearing adapter once pressing the hub back in.
Once the hub is in, rearea the axle shaft and also put on a new axle nut. Torque to spec and peen the axle nut.All done!Enjoy