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Old 06-08-2003, 01:22 PM
Diesel Josh Diesel Josh is offline
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Rear Hub Replacement

In further inspection of the clunk in the rear end, I have found that the splines on the rear hub are actually worn out, not the rear axel as I had previously thought (my apoligies to thebenzbin in this thread)
I have a donor car to get a hub from. After looking though the threads I have the following questions:

1. Do I absolutely have to buy special tools to swap the hubs?
(It seems 50/50 in previous threads)
a. If yes, how costly as I will probablyl not have to do this
repair again

b. If no, what is the procedure

2. Will I need to replace the races and bearings as well?
(I'm guessing yes)

The car is the 81 240. It has no symptoms of any problems with the rear bearings.

Thanks
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1977 280se (donor for the 280c)

'91 miata with mp45
2000 subaru wagon 5-speed

Deceased:
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81 240d 670k - retired
84 300D turbo 250k - sold
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