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Wheel bearing change.

Rolf68

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Hello folks, here I am again for another question :p

I had my suspensions changed last monday. I swapped the leaking original Bilstein for some custom built Nitron ClubSport. Everything is ok, but now the weird rolling noise that I had a month ago and that disapeared is back. At first we thought it was related to the transmission, but now I'm started to think it's more the wheel bearings.

Anyway, I found out the original roadster wheel bearings are the SKF VKBA 3651 (https://www.amazon.de/SKF-VKBA3651-VKBA-3651-Radlagersatz/dp/B00AJU0Q0A)

I ordered a couple of those, but I'd like to know if there are any DIY tutorial around explaining how to change them.

I found this on a Lotus Elise forum, any hint if the procedure is the same ?

Replace wheel bearings - TechWiki

Thanks and have a nice day :)
 

Rolf68

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I found this great video on youtube. This guys explains very well how to do the change on a Lotus Elise, but I'm sure it's the same on the roadster.


He made plenty of other interesting videos that could be usefull for use.
 
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Stefan T

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Wonder if this would fit

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Vip

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If you are in germany you can use the link in the first post. I am in the states, so I had to use a vendor that would ship internationally.

Radlagersatz - SKF VKBA 3651 | eBay


I just wanted to confirm that this is the appropriate part for the roadster wheel bearing. I am going to order this in the next couple of days. I was just asking because I read on a facebook post that the part is suppose to have 4 bolts. Can anyone confirm? Thanks.
 

Rolf68

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I just wanted to confirm that this is the appropriate part for the roadster wheel bearing. I am going to order this in the next couple of days. I was just asking because I read on a facebook post that the part is suppose to have 4 bolts. Can anyone confirm? Thanks.

There are only three bolts attaching the wheel bearing to the roadster. I know because I had a very hard time removing them :p

The bolts are located in the picture by the 2 arrows and the dot (it's not visible because the extracting tool masks it, so I just marked the place with a ring). You have to unscrew them from behind.

Best regards

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Vip

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Thanks guys. I will be changing out both rear bearings myself so can you guys let me know any special tools I will require to change this out myself.
FYI Tesla wanted $1000 to do this.
 

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