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Re: Kangoo Wheel Bearing

Originally Posted by madnoel10 View Post
If the inner race of the bearing is seized to the drive-shaft then you'll probably need a grinder to grind it thin enough so it will split. You'll need to go carefully so as not to damage or overheat the end of the CV joint.

When replacing the bearing into the hub it is recommended to use either an hydraulic press or drawer-puller.
Hi Madnoel10.
Just got in from doing the job - all finished.
Misunderstanding - the drive shaft came out of the hub flange easy and hub assembly was off the car and in my vice. Knocked the hub flange out of centre of bearing and inner race was stuck to it!!
Bearing drifted out of hub assembly easy.
New one back in to hub assembly easy.
But still had inner race stuck to hub/drive flange.

In the end I used an angle grinder and cut a slot inti the race on to sides then got my two legged puller on the slots in a vice at same time to make the puller into a diy locking puller. Came off a treat. Amazing what a nights sleep can solve!!!
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