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Replacing a Wheel Bearing, Front Axle

Volvo 121, PV, P1800


Repair manual front wheel bearings at the Volvo PV, Amazon with drum brakes.

Remove the wheel.

Remove the grease cap using a hammer and chisel for example. Avoid damages!

Remove the split pin from the castle nut.

Remove castle nut and thrust washer.

Now you can take out the outer bearing.

Remove the brake drum, felt ring and inner bearing.

Use a chisel to push out the inner bearing shell and felt ring. Be careful to avoid damages.

Fix the brake drum in a vice for better grip.

Now push out the outer bearing shell.

Hammer in the new bearing shell to the stop. 

Lubricate the new bearing and put it in place.

Fit in the new felt ring and strike it in place. 

Insert the outer bearing shell analogue to the inner one.

Put the brake drum back on the steering stub.

Insert the lubricated outer bearing.

Put on the thrust washer and the castle nut. Adjust the bearing clearance.

Fix the split pin.

At least mount the grease cap. Finished.

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