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Right, this is one that crops up sometimes and as I had to do one I took some photos.

First identify the appropriate bearing (difficult sometimes on a small car). To do this jack up the front (taking normal precautions) and rotate the wheels listening for a rumble. Also grasp top and bottom of wheel and rock feeling for movement. It should be pretty obvious.

Remove road wheel exposing swivel hub assembly and remove hub nut.

Remove 2 bolts holding brake caliper and tie caliper up to prevent strain on hose.

Remove nut securing track rod end.

Release track rod end from hub.

Undo 2 bolts holding bottom ball joint to wishbone (or split balljoint and remove if splitter to hand)

Remove lower suspension bolts noting that nuts are at rear.

Pull swivel hub away from CV joint.

To replace the bearing you normally need to use either a hydraulic press or a heavy duty vice and suitable drift. I have neither and as the car is in daily use I sourced a 2nd hand swivel hub with new bearing from a breakers for £15.

Refitting is the opposite to dissasembly. However first apply some grease to the CV splines and use threadlock on all nuts. Als it is good practice to replace any nuts bolts that appear worn and to always replace the hub nut.

Refit road wheel, lower car.

Before test driving pump the brakes to centre the pads. Carefully test drive listening for any clunks etc. to indicate loose bolts.

Get cold beer from fridge, boast to other half about your prowess and relax in the knowledge that a dealer would have charged over £100 for 3/4 hours work.
 

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Just want to ask, would that be the same for the newer Clio's as well, like a 2002 model? Cos it looks the same (Took one of your pics, printed it off, and compared it to mine after I'd taken a wheel off...haha)
 

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No problem; I'll do that most probably tomorrow after work, or in the next 2-3 days...starting to rain outside, don't fancy getting drenched, haha.
 

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Need some helps:eek:

When undo swivel hub, is that possible to do it with the brake disk still on the hub?
Thanks to the previous owner, one of the screw(T40) secured the brake disk is broken and cannot be release...:crazy:

When I am trying to pull swivel hub(with brake disk) away from CV joint, I found the cv joint is sticking on the hub and it seems the driveshaft on the gearbox end will come off... Any tips for do it?

Thanks;)

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Hello yysnet, you can drill the T40 screw out, had to do that on my daughters Clio when i did the front wheel bearings. I think it is easier to do the bearing with no disc, hope this helps, regards Damian. :)
 

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I recognized that the repairing is not a 'How to do sth' job but a 'How to do sth without sth' job :mad:

Had attempted to knock the hub out with a very very big hammer, fail. Then ran to the hardware shop(one in barras market) to buy a puller, then got the hub out.

Then I still can't drive the outer bearing out of the hub and inner bearing of the swivel hub...
Had try the alternative way in hynes manual, not works.

Will bring the hubs to a workshop to have a try.

Any suggestions?
 

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