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Re: Rear wheel bearings?
« Reply #15 on: 03 November 2018, 16:25:19 »

OK, thanks.

That is what I forgot to ask, so it is better to change both sides though only right one is noisy. I know the history of this car, both sides are original, 260 000 km behind.

I heard that in Finland those back plates are usually badly corroded so pins holding shoes comes through of those plates etc. While I will be working there soon I just thought that worth changing plates, too.
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Re: Rear wheel bearings?
« Reply #16 on: 04 November 2018, 10:03:35 »

I heard that in Finland those back plates are usually badly corroded so pins holding shoes comes through of those plates etc. While I will be working there soon I just thought that worth changing plates, too.
In my experience, I've seen this less on the later cars.  Not sure if that's due to different/enhanced components, or just the fact the later cars are just a few years newer/less corroded.
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Re: Rear wheel bearings?
« Reply #17 on: 04 November 2018, 10:54:10 »

I suspect that you'll have to hope that backing plates are still available from your GM dealer. Good luck with that, as it's not the sort of part that needs to be replaced until many years after the car ceased production.


If it's just the holes for the shoe retaining pins that are rusty, you could repair them by attaching new metal with weld/glue.
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Re: Rear wheel bearings?
« Reply #18 on: 04 November 2018, 15:23:27 »

I heard that in Finland those back plates are usually badly corroded so pins holding shoes comes through of those plates etc. While I will be working there soon I just thought that worth changing plates, too.
In my experience, I've seen this less on the later cars.  Not sure if that's due to different/enhanced components, or just the fact the later cars are just a few years newer/less corroded.

Perhaps yes, However, we use quite much "Road Salt" in winter time here so corrosion is always a problem, lets's see what I find.
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Re: Rear wheel bearings?
« Reply #19 on: 08 November 2018, 21:13:10 »

Aren't rear wheel bearings Serek's forte?  :y :y
Yeah a love them  :y
Like any other job on omega
They nice to work on compare to some other cars
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