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Hello,

Have a 2005 Kia Sportage 4wd V6. Loud noise when driving and after some testing determined rear passenger wheel bearing needs to be replaced. I did some research and it looks a lot simpler to just replace the entire hub. Live in AZ now but car came from VT and has a lot of rust.

Just curious if there is any trick to replacing the rear hub. Looks pretty straight forward but hoping someone on here may have good experience or a link to photos?

Thanks for help
 

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Now now don't blame vermont
check out kgis on internet explorer only > this may be helpful.
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Thank you!! that was big help. This is my first KIA. Do you know if i'm ok to put jack stands in front of rear wheel on frame? Looks like best place?

Thanks again and I would never blame Vermont lol
 

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There should be a flat lifting / support area just forward of the rear wheel.
Block front wheels to prevent rolling. Good luck
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does anyone happen to know what size socket I will need for the castle nut holding on the hub? Looks larger than anything I have so I will need to get one just not sure what size yet.:confused:
 

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33mm I believe. If its the same as the front one.
 

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No not substitute the " equivelent.
 
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