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post #1 of 5 Old 02-23-2017, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
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Question 2015 Nissan Versa S-Plus Rear Wheel Bearing

Hi all,

My right rear wheel bearing seems to be making a good hum when I get above 30 mph or so.

I have 45000 miles, mostly highway.

I would like to replace it myself, but cant tell if it is a simple task and just requires replacement of a hub assembly or if the bearing is pressed in somehow and if a press is required.

Anyone have any experience or knowledge of the 2015 rear wheel bearing? I'm having trouble finding much...

Thanks!!
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Sounds like a job for @Johncrxsi I suppose he isn't needing to replace the wheel bearings on his anytime soon but I know he bought the haynes book so if you ask nicely maybe he will look it up for you and find out if they are pressed in bearings or not.

Shouldn't you still have factory warranty to cover it at this point?

Also my two cents, a press is nice but its usually possible to change press-in bearings without one if you are determined, they make special tools for hardheads like me:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I have a press but sometimes prefer to use that kit above like I did last winter on the girlfriend's brother's saturn SC1 front wheel bearing. No potential for loss of alignment if you never take the knuckle off the car
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Yes, turns out the bearing is covered under the powertrain warranty until 60000!

I'm glad I found that out before going through the job myself!

Took it in to the dealer, it was the bearing. They are replacing on their dime. Best kind of repair there is!
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I just replaced a left rear wheel bearing on my 2014 Versa with 91000 miles. The dealer wanted almost 600.00 to replace it but I checked out a YouTube video that made the job look simple and it was. My buddy had a press in the garage so that made wheel bearing removal from the hub easy. The hardest part of the job was breaking loose the wheel bearing nut. Extracting the lock ring was also difficult and dangerous - I finally got it out of the groove and it flew right past my face!
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Need to be sure you use the correct bearing, the difference being typically the price. There are roughly $25 and $50 bearings and the more expensive are the ones to use. The cheaper ones are typically the ones that fail in a year or so. The balls and races are not as hardened to save cost.

Virtually every 'house' brand bearing is the cheaper one.

I use the more expensive ones, the only time I cheaped out the bearing failed instantly and removed it proved to have ZERO grease inside it. Thank you China. I have never failed a more expensive one and many years on every one used.

Don't change the others, they may easily last many years longer than your failed one.

I press all my own in as well.
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