Join Date: Jul 2016
Car: '03 Base OBW 5sp
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So today I did some preventive maintenance..... Replaced my front wheel bearings with Timken bearings and seals. The Timken inner seal doesn't have a large "double" lip like the OEM Subaru Seal but no biggie. I was able to use my 20 ton HF press again and everything went pretty well.
I inspected my ball joints, tie rod ends, and drive axles at the same time and all looked good so I just buttoned everything up.
I marked the camber bolt on the strut before I removed it so I wouldn't have to get an alignment after. At 189,000 miles I figure its good preventive maintenance and in fact the passenger bearing was spinning pretty fast and didn't seem like it had much grease left so maybe it would have bit the dust in the next year. Better to do it now then take a chance that I have to do all the work in the 110 degree heat of the Phoenix summer!!!!!!!