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    Wheel Bearing Grease Tool

    Question--I was told the wheel bearings on the X3 are sealed? If so is the wheel bearing tool just filling in the space in front of the bearing?

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    The wheel bearing is a double row and there is a gap in the inner race. This is where the grease is injected.
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    so if i understand correctly your greasing the outer ring which doesn't do anything for the bearing?? I know on older 4x4's where the bearing wasn't sealed this would work but if the bearing is sealed your really not doing anything but putting grease where it is not needed?

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    Every photo of bearings I've seen are not sealed. Haven't looked at mine yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snodwg View Post
    so if i understand correctly your greasing the outer ring which doesn't do anything for the bearing?? I know on older 4x4's where the bearing wasn't sealed this would work but if the bearing is sealed your really not doing anything but putting grease where it is not needed?
    No, you do not understand. The outer race is solid, the inner race is split. The grease groove on the tool lines up with the gap in the inner race.
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    On this topic, does anyone have some advice for getting the rear hubs off? I attempted one side last weekend and even after hitting the axel in with a dead blow hammer (what a guy did on a youtube video), I couldn't get the hub to come out. I was worried if I really got after it with pry bar etc., I'd bend/break something. Thoughts? Thanks.
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    SxS bearings are actually 2 bearings back to back in a single housing. The grease is injected into the seam and will come out the outer seals. The grease tool push's out old grease, dirt and water and replaces the old grease with new.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfpack783 View Post
    On this topic, does anyone have some advice for getting the rear hubs off? I attempted one side last weekend and even after hitting the axel in with a dead blow hammer (what a guy did on a youtube video), I couldn't get the hub to come out. I was worried if I really got after it with pry bar etc., I'd bend/break something. Thoughts? Thanks.
    Not trying to be a smartass or anything, but did you remove the brake caliper?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odyknuck View Post
    SxS bearings are actually 2 bearings back to back in a single housing. The grease is injected into the seam and will come out the outer seals. The grease tool push's out old grease, dirt and water and replaces the old grease with new.
    So the sealed bearing really isn't sealed??
    Last edited by snodwg; 02-21-2018 at 12:49 PM.

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