Is it possible to change a Citroën Relay wheel hub without replacing the bearings?

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Is it possible to change a Citroën Relay wheel hub without replacing the bearings?

Post by farmer333 »

Apologies for ignorance here...

One of the wheel nuts on my 2005 2.0 HDi Relay sheared off recently. The pads and discs were getting to the end of their life anyway so decided I would replace the whole front set while I was there. Initially I was hoping to remove the sheared off bolts with a screw extractor, but I think during drilling the guide hole it has work hardened, and it is stuck solid.

Now I realise I will also need a new wheel hub, but what I am unsure off is, as the wheel bearing is fine, is it possible to replace the wheel hub without also replacing the bearing, ie. keep the same bearing? If so, how best to go about it?

If it is not possible then I'll just go ahead and order a new bearing, I am just running short of time, and already have new pads, discs, and a hub ready to go...

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Is it possible to change a Citroën Relay wheel hub without replacing the bearings?

Post by RichardW »

Welcome!

The bearing appears to be pressed in from the outside, but I would expect that when you press the hub out it will pull the outer race off the bearing and ruin it, so I'm pretty sure you will need a new one.

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Re: Is it possible to change a Citroën Relay wheel hub without replacing the bearings?

Post by citroenguy »

You could also buy a used complete spindle and just slap that on.