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This is a discussion on 2002 Hub within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Can the front wheel bearings be replaced and packed or is the hub sealed. NAPA told me they only sell ...

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    Can the front wheel bearings be replaced and packed or is the hub sealed. NAPA told me they only sell the hub at $86 ea.

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    dont quote me on this!

    But I think those inner races in those rotors are pressed in really tight, however I think you can gettem out its just hard an sometimes thu hub gets damaged in the process. You proly be money ahead to just go ahead an buy the new hub, tmho anyway.

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    I would think the seal an roller bearings would be easy to replace an repack thoe.

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    The GM service manual does not show a procedure for replacing just the bearings. Page 3-16 says if the movement of the joint is more than .127mm replace the wheel bearing/hub and refers you to page 3-31 where they show you how easy it is to replace the hub. Of course someone may have figured out how to disassemble and reassemble the hub but no auto parts stores that I checked on line list separate bearings and races for this application.

    Good luck!

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    Just replace the entire hub. It's only 86.00
    My ride is a 2002 Camaro SS SLP #3296 with 30k, LTH, 3" Y, CME, Frost tune, K&N, ported TB, Blackwing lid, Bellows, MSD, Denso Iridium, and 85mm MAF, Bilsteins, Eibach springs, SLP strut brace, Adj. Panhard, TA Girdle, UMI, Pro 5.0, Nitto NT555
    My wife has a 2004 GTO with the rare SAP, 18" wheels, K&N Cold Air System, MSD, Ported TB, Frost tune, Denso Iridium, Flowmaster cat-back, 3200 Yank, 75k

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    That's what id do, 86.00$ an you know its right aswell as bran new, ya can't go wrong dude

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