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I have a 2005 kia rio. When I was driving around 60mph left

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Hi, I have a 2005 kia rio. When I was driving around 60mph left front wheel is shaking. I have just replaced left axle. balanced tire. changed rim, but the problem is same. There is one thing left beering. I wanna replace the front left wheel bearing, but I do not know steps. Which step should I follow to removing old hub and bearings, and then which steps should I follow when I am placing the new hub, bearings and seals. Can you help me? Thanks
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  john aka eauto replied 1 year ago.

is the bearing loose?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Actually I am not sure bearing is loose or not. There is a kind of sound and shaking. march 2015 somebody hitted me from left front tire, but it was a kind of tuching to the tire. And then I started to use camber bolt kit to adjust my front left tire. After the accident I started to hear a noise when I was driving on the smooth freeway. Then ıt become a shaking. First I tought axle is the problem. Because there was a leaking on the axle boot from the transmission side. I have changed axle but I have same problem. Now if the problem is bearing I w***** *****ge knuckle too. BC there is a bend on the knuckle.
Expert:  john aka eauto replied 1 year ago.

is the knuckle or the strut bent?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I forgot to mention it. I have change strut, strut mount, too.
Expert:  john aka eauto replied 1 year ago.

what about the knuckle and control arm? they are the weakest links

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have not changed control arm and knuckle, but I have changed stablizer bar and rod end too.
Expert:  john aka eauto replied 1 year ago.

id buy a used knee assembly/ knuckle with hub and a control arm I would not waste my time on the bearing

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have tried but I could not, I have visited 4 junk car yards, but I could not find it. Do you know any place that I could find assempled. I have tried craigslist too.
Expert:  john aka eauto replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have already bought hub, bearing & knuckle. I ll try to return them If I could. Do you think will it be hard for me to change to bearings? BC there are two bearings.
Expert:  john aka eauto replied 1 year ago.

do you have a press? did you check out car-part?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No, I do not have a press. I was thinking to rent DIY tools from oreilly to change it.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I ve checked out the parts.
Expert:  john aka eauto replied 1 year ago.

I would ring the knuckle to a auto shop or auto machine shop and have it pressed..they are easy to screw up

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok. Sounds good. Can I remove brake dust cover without parting out knuckle&hub assembly. or do I need to remove dust cover? It is seems like cover is located between hub and knuckle.
Expert:  john aka eauto replied 1 year ago.

yea cant remove without pressing it or hub shark

Expert:  john aka eauto replied 1 year ago.

or a slide hammer

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok. Thanks.
Expert:  john aka eauto replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  john aka eauto replied 1 year ago.

rent a slide hammer and muscle the hub off...then you can get to your shield...used is the easiest if the bearing is good

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