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Post  daymoon 26/03/10, 10:01 am

How do i go about replacing Swift GTi front hub bearings?

I got hubs ( thanks MiniSwift Very Happy ) stripped them of brake discs and want to replace bearings...

advice or pictures would be awesome!

oh and where is the best to get the bearings?

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Post  dominator 26/03/10, 05:55 pm

its not easy, if you dont have access to a press then i think you need to find someone that can fit them for you

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Post  STEVEGTI 26/03/10, 08:37 pm

you can buy a pres for about £100 these days get one and do it yourself

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cheapest place will be ebay if not suzuki or any motorfactors

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Post  Miniswift 26/03/10, 10:44 pm

Hi,

You can just use a brass rod to drift it out.
Then you can start fitting bearings.
Do you have a vice?
If you have it, you can use it to press it in like using press.

I hope you can do it. It is very easy to do. For mk1 Gti, it says using a hammer and a brass rod to dirft it out even in a Suzuki service manual. Try using a rubber/plastic head mallet for fitting bearings.

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Post  daymoon 26/03/10, 10:50 pm

I can get my dad to press them in!

are mk1 and mk2 gti bearings the same? if not which year is mk2?

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Post  stevieh6 28/03/10, 10:53 pm

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Post  daymoon 30/03/10, 05:58 pm

Strugling getting old bearings out Sad

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thats how my hubs look minus discs and rings/seals at the back...


what should i do now? Sad

as i undestand the knuckle (i think thats what it is called) should be seperate to the hub itself? so i should have to parts and now one like they are now?


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Post  daymoon 30/03/10, 06:29 pm

picture nicked from egay Very Happy

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Post  dominator 30/03/10, 06:35 pm

mate if you dad can press them in then he can get them out aswell
if not then you need a bit of scafold or something close and a fcukin big hammer
just dont use it when you go to fit the new set Razz
and take the discs off aswell

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Post  daymoon 30/03/10, 06:38 pm

dominator wrote:mate if you dad can press them in then he can get them out aswell
if not then you need a bit of scafold or something close and a fcukin big hammer
just dont use it when you go to fit the new set Razz
and take the discs off aswell

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i got the discs of... basicly my hubs look like the ebay pic.

I am unsure wether i should take the dan thing apart more or it is at the stage were bearing can come out?

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Post  daymoon 03/04/10, 01:53 pm

So managed to get it apart..

Now few more questions.

Do these balls have to come out?

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That's what i got off so far + C clips
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thats the ebay bearing kit, that looks completely different to the one i have...will it still fit?


thanks!

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Post  dominator 03/04/10, 03:14 pm

that was the easy bit Laughing
in the 1st pic there should be a smooth bore the same size as the new bearing to fit
if it isnt then you got some work to to
the 2nd is the main hub, the bearing race is still on there so that will need cutting off
i tryed heating it chiseling it but the best way is to use a very thin cutting disc and cut the race whilst trying not to cut the hub, you dont have to go all the way down then split it with a fat screw driver or something like that

what dus the bearing set you have look like then?

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Post  daymoon 03/04/10, 03:17 pm

oh right so i got to get the second bearing out... should be a probem Very Happy

i dont have a set of bearings yet but i want to get correct ones first time round so not to waste any money...

i meant that ebay kit looks different to the ones that were in hubs...

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Post  dominator 03/04/10, 03:30 pm

thats because its in bits Very Happy

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Post  daymoon 16/04/10, 11:06 am

sorry for me being dumb,

but in this pic:

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them bearing not supposed to be in there? right?

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Post  SUZUKI ROCKS 04/05/10, 11:15 pm

Yes mate. Those ball bearings have to come out.

The pic of the new bearing is right. If you buy it you can have a look at what its supposed to look like.

Take the remaining parts of the old bearing, which has come apart, out of the knuckle. So you should end up with a clean cylinder for the new bearing to be pressed into. Then the c-clip slots into place. By the way, the c-clip that came with my bearing kit was smaller than the original so i used the old one.

Once the new bearing is securly in place in the knuckle, press the hub into the bearing. Dont forget the black rubber seal at this stage! Goes between knuckle and hub.

Remember to use loads of bearing grease at every stage.

If you get the new bearing and look at it with the completly stripped/clean knuckle and hub it should make more sense.

Good luck Very Happy
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