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Old 06-08-2003, 01:22 PM
Diesel Josh Diesel Josh is offline
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Location: Raleigh, NC
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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.

1973 280C
1977 280se (donor for the 280c)

'91 miata with mp45
2000 subaru wagon 5-speed

1971 220 Diesel 420k

81 240d 670k - retired
84 300D turbo 250k - sold
84 300TD turbo - gave to dad
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