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Old 16 October 2012, 15:39   #1
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Front Wheel Bearings - Discovery 1

Apologies if this has been discussed before but someone around here's bound to know.

Ok.. cue silly question no. 35) How much harder is it to change wheel bearings on a Discovery than it is on a boat trailer ?? My initial thought it is the only differences are everything is quite a lot heavier, and there are brakes to get in the way.

The cheapest quote I've had to get a garage to do it is 180, which to me equates to a lot that could be better spent on fuel...

A quick google found the below, can anyone add any pointers or let me know if good advice:

4x4Wire - Land Rover Discovery Front Wheel Bearing Service

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Or is there something I'm missing which means I'm doomed to failure & an even larger bill ?

I will most likely need a man or a compressor just to provide muscle, but thats not impossible.

Er... advice welcome!

(The good news is, its a P-reg, bought off Ebay, and the wheel bearings are the only major MOT fail, which I think's quite impressive!)
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Old 16 October 2012, 16:01   #2
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The guy that looks after my disco is really quite reasonable, I'll give him a ring for you and see how much he would charge.

As for how hard the job is I would have thought that it would be a lot harder than trailer bearings being a 4x4.

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You can nip them up can't you?
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Apologies if this has been discussed before but someone around here's bound to know.

Ok.. cue silly question no. 35) How much harder is it to change wheel bearings on a Discovery than it is on a boat trailer ?? My initial thought it is the only differences are everything is quite a lot heavier, and there are brakes to get in the way.

The cheapest quote I've had to get a garage to do it is 180, which to me equates to a lot that could be better spent on fuel...

A quick google found the below, can anyone add any pointers or let me know if good advice:

4x4Wire - Land Rover Discovery Front Wheel Bearing Service

?

Or is there something I'm missing which means I'm doomed to failure & an even larger bill ?

I will most likely need a man or a compressor just to provide muscle, but thats not impossible.

Er... advice welcome!

(The good news is, its a P-reg, bought off Ebay, and the wheel bearings are the only major MOT fail, which I think's quite impressive!)
http://youtu.be/O4A9MTOOC60
Not sure if link will work but loads of vids on YouTube search changing front wheel bearing on a defender recon they will be the same
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Old 16 October 2012, 16:14   #5
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Or try a disco forum, I belong to a d2 forum now.
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I reckon 180 for a pair of 4WD bearings isn't bad if that includes the bearings. Esp the fronts.
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I reckon 180 for a pair of 4WD bearings isn't bad if that includes the bearings. Esp the fronts.
No its pretty reasonable compared to the other quotes I had, most were around 120 per side. Its like the Searider though... I bought it with the intention of learning to fix it (or getting better at bribing friends to fix it) .. its just not worth having if you get everything done properly !

Still amazed it didn't fail on rust, it has some, but was only 'advisory'.
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Are you sure you'r talking about the Discovery here? Rust? Didn't think there'd be enough body left for rust to get a hold of. Maybe you're talking about rust inside the diff or the gearbox.
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Old 16 October 2012, 17:03   #9
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Yup, good info' you've found. The calliper bolts will be a pita to undo. Replace them with new ones, once they're out. Burn the old loctite out of the holes they go into and then re-loctite in the new ones when you put the new ones in.

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oh yeah, have some cable ties handy to cable tie the caliper up out of the way.
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