Wheel bearings

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I would like to know if I could attempt to change the wheel bearings on my 2003 jeep liberty 4wheel drive 3.8 litre. I don't have a bearing puller or a press  is this something I would need, a friend did his jeep Cherokee without any of those tools and it looked pretty easy. Thanks for your help.  

Sep 12th, 2013
It would be safer to replace the half shafts insteaad of the bearing itself. Cheaper, faster, no special tools needed, however, you would need some basic knowledge which you seem to possess.
Sep 12th, 2013

Thank you for the quick response. When you say safer is that because doing the job is safer replacing the half shafts as opposed to the bearings or for the safeness of the vehicle long term. I'm just recently laid off and I don't know if I have the cash to replace the shafts, which I'm sure would be quite a bit more expensive than just replacing the bearings. Thank s again. 

Sep 12th, 2013

Long term for you and the vehicle. You right, the bearing may be less in price, however, if the bearing is going out, there is a very good chance you will need to replace the shaft soon. If you dont replace the bearing correctly, well, I think you can see what would happen. If you end up replacing the shaft, there goes the cost of the bearing as there is a new bearing already in the new shaft.

 

Sep 12th, 2013

Honestly, I'm not a certified machanic, however, I have worked on my own cars without vulnerabilities or compromising the integrity and safety. I'm not an expert either, although I have a flag for it, all that means is I have successfuly helped others with their vehicle related issues and problems.

Sep 12th, 2013

Thank you, your help is much appreciated. 

Sep 12th, 2013
Automatic, helping is my paycheck.
Sep 12th, 2013

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