Just replaced the wheel bearings on my 6 last night. Right one was
bad...discovered that when I had the front wheels balanced on the car. But I
decided to replace both the right and left bearings. I figured the left one
might be nearing the end of it's lifetime and in addition I'd have old but
"good" set of inner and outer bearings to carry in the emergency parts bag.
I assume you're talking about the dust covers on the front hubs. They don't
have threads...they are a pull out push in fit.
I was able to pull my dust covers with a pair of needle nose vise grips. I
tried a lot of other methods previously when I'd had to replace a rotor and
getting the dust cover off took more time than most of the rest of the job. I
know needle nose vise grips is not a tool that everyone might have laying around
but regular vise grips might work too if you really clamp them down on the dust
cover (don't be afraid to bend the dust cover in a little with the vise
grips...I don't think it affects their function if they get a little munched..as
long as it still fits back into the hub properly).
Lock those grips on there and then gently lever it up and down while exerting
some pull. The dust covers should work their way out.
Subject: 74 TR6 - Front wheel bearings - cover
Author: "G. Ganoung" <email@example.com>
Date: 12/16/98 12:58 PM
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to remove the covers over the
bearings on the front wheels fo a TR6? I have likely stripped the
threads on the hole that is intended to act as the way to extract the
cap from the groove that it sits in.
How about a big hammer and chisel?