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How do I replace the rear wheel bearings on a 2004 Kia Sorento

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How do I replace the rear wheel bearings on a 2004 Kia Sorento 2WD?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  Dave Nova replied 4 years ago.
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After removal of the rear brake caliper and rotor, remove the nuts on the back side of the brake backing plate at the end of axle assembly as shown below, then remove axle.

The bearing will then be accessible, it is pressed onto the axle shaft.
Below picture shows special puller being used to remove bearing. If you do not have a puller and a press to reinstall the bearing, you can take the axle to a local machine shop and have them remove and install the bearing onto the shaft for you.

Expert:  Dave Nova replied 4 years ago.

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