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    All I can say is fxxx and fxxx and plenty of fxxx.
    The four bolts that hold the bearing in place are super tight.
    They must of been put on by he-man or some other unnatural being.
    I broke sockets and extension bars doing this job.
    So my advise is to undo the bolt that clamps the shock.
    Then undo the top droplink nut,then remove the track rod end.And then undo the front arm.
    allow the shock to come out and then go at them damn bolts.
     
     

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    You don't need to undo the front arm edber or take the knuckle off.

    Remove the caliper and disc.
    Undo the shock pinch bolt,
    Undo roll bar link,
    Undo track rod at the knuckle,
    Open the pinch bolt up and tap the knuckle off.

    The bolts on the hub bearing are on good, you'll need an impact wrench to get them off. My Ryobi 400mn cordless impact gets them off real easy.

    Apply strong thread lock to new bolts and torque new bolts to 100mn. It's important to get exact torque specs on these as you can create hub runout if you don't.


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    I had to undo the lower arm to get it out of the way so that I could push the hub downwards enough to allow the shock out.
    Turns out it wasn't the wheel bearing that was the issue,it was the top shock mount bearing
    so changed that and all is now good.
     
     

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