307 Front Wheel Bearings, how hard are they to do?
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    Default 307 Front Wheel Bearings, how hard are they to do?

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    Just acquired a 2008 307 Wagon for SWMBO. The only thing is I need to replace the right hand side Front wheel bearing. Now I'm not a novice tinkerer, I've done the same job on a Mk1 Golf.

    Is it just a question of undoing the drive shaft nut, dropping the ball joints and removing the circlip and pushing/pressing out the old bearing?

    Are there any dramas doing this at home?

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    Not a lot different. I would use a puller to extract, and you'll need to press the new one in with something suitable.

    There's an extract from the manual showing the tool (Facom U53 K2) at http://www.peugeot206cc.co.uk/repair...b/b2fh02k3.htm
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    It's straightforward if you make some tooling to support the back of the housing while you press it out. I turned down the OD of the old outer, to use as the tool to push the new bearing in.
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    Easy but make sure you put the bearing in the correct way and donít damage the abs tone wheel on the bearing esp faults will result
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    Hi,
    a variation on turning down the old bearing to press in the new one: I cut through the outer race of tapered roller bearings, with an angle grinder, then use it to install the new one. Obviously the cut means it can be compressed a bit, and pulled back out. I am sure the same would work on modern front wheel bearing outers.

    Also, and apologies if this is saying the bleeding obvious, but do a youtube search for 'peugeot 307 wheel bearing replacement', and you will find a number of videos covering the whole process.

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    Andy
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    Did this a few years back on my HDi.
    As suggested, getting the housing supported to press in/out the bearing is a PITA, (achieved with bolcks of wood mounted on a thick section of ply).

    My LARGE arbour press would not do the job????.

    I suggest putting the housing out in the sun and the bearing in the fridge/freezer, (not too cold and definitly do not use CO2).

    I ended up mounting the entire assembly in Big Dawn, (the mother of all vices), and screwed her up.

    Be VERY careful with the ABS Tone wheel as advised.

    All up a 2-3hour job.
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