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Im am going to should relocation the wheel bearings/seals on a 2004 GC soon. I watched a few youtube vids on it. One question I have actually is; carry out I pack the brand-new bearing through grease or not? Im reasoning "not", but one vid argued it, So for this reason the question to the professionals. Thanx a lot.

I always believed that the bearing was lubricated via the fluid from the differential, yet the business hand-operated additionally tells to put grease in the bearing.
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Must say I didnt fill grease in mine. Just poured diff oil in them prior to install.The means I check out it, the bearings depend on the diff oil for lubrication when driving. I use the expensive synthetic oil in my diffs via the mopar additive, so why mix bearing grease as well ?Almost 2 years later all is running fine.

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Is changing the bearings as basic as the youtube videos show? Anypoint to watch out for? I"ve got to readjust the bearings in our 240K miles 2000 laredo (one seal is oozing & the other bearing has actually a slight howl).many thanks,Mike S
Yeah Mike its super easy
. Its only two bolts on caliper bracket, and 4 nuts holding axle in place. Spayed on blaster and drained oil, night prior to, after seeing the you tube vids, I provided it a whirl. The vids tell the story. The die grinder strategy functions great. Getting the race out of the real estate was a mm at a time marathon however came out without tools. Midas gave me estimate of 450. Dealer was around 600?? whoa!! You have the right to execute it in less than 3 hours. and also 100.00 in parts and also oil. When you collection your jack stands, put them inside the shock mounts, so they are out of the way for the bottom axle bracket nut. Good luck
Got the left rear bearing swapped out last night. Yes, it was simply as easy as it appeared, although I did have actually an concern via the brand-new brake pads (I replaced the rotors & pads while I had it apart). The brand-new pads were so thick, I had to reduced a section of the 3 bit "fingers" off of the rear pad (the ones that organize it right into the caliper "puck") to make room to acquire the pad set up.I"ll get the passenger side done as shortly as I acquire an additional rear axle seal (forgained to order 2).Mike S
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