Cadiholic Posted March 14, 2005 Report Share Posted March 14, 2005 With my brother's help, I replaced the bad hub bearing this weekend. Total time - 2 hours, including new front brake pads. No major problems - followed the posted instructions and all went well. Ahhhhhhh....peace and quiet inside the Cad once again. It's like removing a splinter from your finger. Here are some brief details/obsevations for the benefit of anyone getting ready to tackle this for the first time. Please keep in mind some of these things may be specific to a '91 Eldorado: With my brother applying his full weight to a 2 ft. breaker bar, the hub nut wouldn't budge. Luckily, he has air and an impact wrench. Even then it took a while before it would loosen. Note the exact orientation of the "front brace sheild" , draw a diagram if you have to. Otherwise, if you get it wrong, when you go to replace the caliper, you'll have to remove the hub nut and the torx bolts, like someone who shall remain nameless. The hub nut is 36 MM on a '91 Eldo. The caliper pins are not allen wrench, but standard hex head (at least on my car). That's about it. All in all, a satisfying experience. (Plus, I got to hang out with my bro). Please don't mistake any of the above comments as complaints against previous posters; I'm extremely grateful for all the advice and guidance I've received here. This is strictly FYI stuff, hopefully useful for the next guy. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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