Renault master Wheel bearing.

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  1. jumar

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    Hi, I believe I have a rear wheel bearing problem, I have got a rumble come dull noise coming from the rear offside wheel.
    I have changed tyres around, but this has not helped, its still there.
    Is a DIY bearing replacement a possibility, any special tools required, anyone managed this. Ta.
     
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    If you jack it up you should be able to confirm the problem. If there is play at the rim - it's goosed. :cry:

    My guess is it won't be a difficult job but perhaps best to hear from someone who knows first!
     
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    I don't know Renault specifically but most manufacturers are fitting a bearing comprising an outer bearing with an inner at either end. It's preset with no initial or subsequent adjustment necessary or possible - presumably to streamline assembly at the factory. What that means when replacement is needed is that the hub / bearing unit comes off the axle easily but removal of the bearing from the hub is difficult. If you cannot press it out using a vice and tubes you may need to take it to a workshop with a decent press. Non of which should put you off DiY - just buy the new bearing then you can confirm type.
     
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    The noise should cease whilst you are driving round either a left or right hand sweeping bend. From that information you can determine which side it is on. I had to have one done one our Renault Master after visiting Morocco I think it was having to keep pulling off road for approaching taxis and buses.
    It is not a DIY job, the socket required to undo the wheel bearing shaft is massive, you need access to a press to push the old bearing out and then a socket or similar the same diameter of the new bearing to push it in square.
    My local garage charged about £90 to supply and fit it and having watched him do it I was more than happy to pay up and look very happy.
     
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    Thanks for your replies, I have had change to verify that the bearing is shot, I got a fellow Funster to drive my van on the motorway whilst I did a quick tour around the vans interior. I think I will let the local garage sort it next week.
     
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