Member Since: 22 Sep 2014
To replace the hub does the whole front end need to be on axle stands or just the side being worked on?
24th Aug 2016 12:58 pm
Member Since: 26 Nov 2016
Just changed one of mine. Collected a Timpkins one from Paul at AF on my way home from work. The strange thing was after undoing the 4 bolts I pushed the drive shaft out by hand and just pulled the hub off. Nothing was even remotely seized in. an easier than expected job made even easier by an excellent guide. Cheers to the writer 1995 Discovery 1 300TDI
2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 - ggne
1979 Series 3 109" - Gone
3rd Nov 2017 10:13 pm
Member Since: 10 Jan 2010
Location: NW Highlands
Sounds like an enthusiast changed it out previously.
Either that or someone who accidentally got coppaslip on their hands.Black 05 TDV6 HSE Auto
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3rd Nov 2017 10:32 pm
Member Since: 31 May 2017
Location: Isle of Sheppey
Another tip for anyone going near a hubnut to loosen or refit. To loosen you can get the centre cap out and the socket will fit through to break it off while the wheels are still on the ground and same rules apply for torque tightening after refitting. You can even still get in to tap edge of nut top into key way on the drive shaft.2006 TdV6 HSE.
3rd Nov 2017 10:59 pm
lord gary Powell
Member Since: 05 Dec 2015
still new to posting but wanted to share what I have learnt while replacing all the wheel bearings on my rather knackered d3
The rear back plates had dissapeared , which i belive is usual. This caused the handbrake shoes to jam resulting in the squeel of doom ive heard so much about.
All new discs,pads,shoes, backplates and fitting kit later all is well and it stops on a sixpence. The v8 upgrade is worth everypenny, but do the fronts aswell then its outstanding.
Doing all of this meant i replaced the wheel bearings all round. I sourced everything through Advanced Factors who a quite good, but take time and you could probably get all the parts from a good dealer.
what i did find was that pattern rear wheel bearings come with the wrong locking nut. they supply the proper ones seperatly so the ones in the kit are wasted, but fear not , they fit the front!
might save someone some money.
just got to do the exhaust cross over pipe now, anyone any ideas, ?
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