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Linda_Norway

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Changing wheel bearing on Suzuki Ignis?
« on: July 11, 2018, 07:04:51 AM »
We have a 17 year old Suzuki Ignis (4x4) that needs a new wheel bearing on left front wheel. Is it easy to do this yourself on this car model?

A colleague of mine told me it was very easy on one of his cars, but he thought it was more difficult on a 4x4 car.

We do have access to a bridge to put the car on.

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Re: Changing wheel bearing on Suzuki Ignis?
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2018, 12:29:31 PM »
What would the comparable American market car be?
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Re: Changing wheel bearing on Suzuki Ignis?
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2018, 02:50:55 PM »
I'm not familiar with that particular vehicle, but any small 4WD vehicle will have CV axles for the front, which means that the wheel bearings are pretty similar to any other car with the same sort of drivetrain.

Mostly, it depends on how the races are.  If the bearing races are shot (likely), it requires a bearing puller and installation tool, and possibly a torch (propane should be fine).

If you've done a lot of car work before, it's a stinky, annoying pain, but not really that difficult.  If not, pay someone to do it.
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Re: Changing wheel bearing on Suzuki Ignis?
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2018, 01:30:55 AM »
I'm not familiar with that particular vehicle, but any small 4WD vehicle will have CV axles for the front, which means that the wheel bearings are pretty similar to any other car with the same sort of drivetrain.

Mostly, it depends on how the races are.  If the bearing races are shot (likely), it requires a bearing puller and installation tool, and possibly a torch (propane should be fine).

If you've done a lot of car work before, it's a stinky, annoying pain, but not really that difficult.  If not, pay someone to do it.

DH has not done a lot of car work before. Only changing brake discs, installing a towbar, changing light bulbs and some other smaller stuff.

Sounds like we should pay us out of it.

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Re: Changing wheel bearing on Suzuki Ignis?
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2018, 01:31:47 AM »
What would the comparable American market car be?

No idea. Do you have Subaru Justy in the US? That is the exact same car.

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Re: Changing wheel bearing on Suzuki Ignis?
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2018, 03:00:02 AM »
Have you checked if youtube has any videos of this? There surprising numbers of car related how to videos to be found.

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Re: Changing wheel bearing on Suzuki Ignis?
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2018, 03:07:16 PM »
I checked on AllData and didn't find the car/truck model. I did check for 2001-2002 Susukis and they showed a "pressed on" bearing as opposed to a bolted one. I would recommend removing the arm and taking it to your local machine/auto shop for them to press out the old bearing and press in the new one.
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