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MG
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Front Wheel Bearing

Hi Guys.

My front nearside wheel bearing has got slight play in it...about 2-3mm at the tyre edge. So looks like I will need to replace this...is there a how to guide anywhere about (with diagrams/photos) that could help me to do this job myself? Stealers have quoted me £700!!!

I am a fairly good DIY mechanic and I feel this should be a job I can tackle myself. Is there anything that I should be worried about in terms of special tools like a huge press for example?

Also where should I get the replacement bearing (or other essential) parts from? And roughly how much will a new bearing cost me?

By the way, my D3 has only covered 48,000 miles all gently on tar-mac - absolutely no off-roading!! Seems like a very low mileage to have to perform such a task I would say.... I also have an old Omega which has done over 100,000 miles and the wheel bearings are still perfect. Is this yet another Disco 3 weakness?

Many thanks.

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bearing is abouit £100.

Your Omega didn't carry 2.7ton on it's shoulders........


Easy enough to do TBH, have a quick search for Bearing or Driveshaft or someone will come along with the link for you... Thumbs Up
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The link has the old driveshaft nut torque (350Nm), the correct value is now 230Nm.
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Hi Gareth

Very many thanks this is just what I need. You have made it look straight forward with very clear pictures.

I will need a 32mm spanner/socket and a 350Nm torque wrench...my torque wrench only goes up to 200Nm.

Is it better to get the replacement HUB from LR main dealer? What would you advise? I have seen some on ebay....

Again thank-you!

cheers,

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paid 110 + vat from stealers for mine and fitted it in under an hour start to finish Thumbs Up
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MG

Both my front ones have just gone and steeler came in at £695 to fit lol Big Cry

So just bought 2 Timkin ones at £118 each inc VAT ! mates fitting them tomorrow Thumbs Up

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Rob_whp wrote:
MG

Both my front ones have just gone and steeler came in at £695 to fit lol Big Cry

So just bought 2 Timkin ones at £118 each inc VAT ! mates fitting them tomorrow Thumbs Up

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It didn't look to be slowing you down this morning Rob when you past me just west of Ilkley heading towards Skipton Whistle
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My front drivers side went a couple of weeks back, £120 + vat for complete hub assembly from LR and £100 for local indie to fit. At £700 I presume your stealer was wearing a mask and riding a horse!!
  
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Ent wrote:
It didn't look to be slowing you down this morning Rob when you past me just west of Ilkley heading towards Skipton Whistle


Just stick a big copy of your avatar in yer window, that'll slow him down!! Shocked Shocked Thumbs Up Whistle
  
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Shocked Ent - where were you ? ???? ( obviously west of Ilkley near Skipton ) were you in the Landmark ?

Why? do I have to drive slowly with dodgy bearings ? Whistle

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MG wrote:


I will need a 32mm spanner/socket and a 350Nm torque wrench...my torque wrench only goes up to 200Nm.


As I said, the correct torque is 230Nm - bringing it back towards a more typical and cheaper DIY torque wrench. The upper torque for the job is 275Nm.
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Off Topic No I was in stealth mode........in my little VW Caddy heading over to Leeds. Not sure what the normal routine is with shot front bearings but I dont reckon its pulling 80 mph up hill, but then again I maybe wrong as I couldnt hear them wining Thumbs Up
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Off Topic Ent - you mean 60mph surely Whistle ! lol if i'd have know id have waved ! anyway it doesnt seem to whine or grind over 50mph ish ! Laughing
  
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MG wrote:
Hi Gareth

I will need a 32mm spanner/socket and a 350Nm torque wrench...my torque wrench only goes up to 200Nm.

Is it better to get the replacement HUB from LR main dealer? What would you advise? I have seen some on ebay....

Again thank-you!

cheers,

MG


Just done both mine.. you will need a good 32m socket & breaker bar to get driveshaft nut off.
LR oem are Timken bearings, but beware as some come with a new nut some don't so just make sure you check.

I got one Timken & one genuine LR from from Nick (aka The Large One)...needless to say they were identical !! Getting the old one off can be a right Censored . Mine were both well rusted in ..lump hammer and cold chisel used to 'turn' them back & forth until they were loose enough to get out .....

Enjoy.. not a very hard job.. but fair amount of brute force needed Thumbs Up
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