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      Thanks for this perspective.
      I love diy'ing. For this vehicle I've adjusted valves, done all 4 rotors and pads, both front control lower control arms as well as all the steering linkage, 1 caliper so far and plan to do the timing belt/water pump this summer. Have rear springs and plan to get shocks and do all that.

      The valve job was a lot but I felt very confident about it. This Im quite insecure about
      Year? IIRC these bearings are like the front press in bearing and look like this see picture, then you can do it a slide hammer to remove the hub and you can get a bearing remover installer kit from HB like this

      Front Wheel Drive Bearing Remover and Installer Kit, 21 Pc. (harborfreight.com) $120

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      9 Way 5 lb. Slide Hammer and Puller Set (harborfreight.com) $100

      Rear Axle Bearing Puller Set (harborfreight.com) $30

      12 Ton Shop Press (harborfreight.com) $170

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      20 Ton H-Frame Floor Shop Press (harborfreight.com) $270

      -torque wrench-

      1/2 in. Drive Click Type Torque Wrench (harborfreight.com) $25

      But you still need sockets, breaker bar, etc. In looking at the prices your really going to spend more on the tools then to buy the bearing have a shop replace it. You can buy parts from Rock Auto, Amazon etc at way better prices than the big auto stores. Just a thought if you want try a high school or community college. Some years ago they would fix cars without labor you just get the parts.

      If you have the bearing that bolt on than it four bolts, similar to front hub bearings tap with a hammer, and use a three jaw puller if need to pull the bearing off the axle stub as needed.

      Last point, if you're not planning to do routine car repair then it may not be worth the money and time to collect the needed tools. But if you do then hey have at it and enjoy the start of a wonderful journey into mechanics.
       

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      Year? IIRC these bearings are like the front press in bearing and look like this see picture, then you can do it a slide hammer to remove the hub and you can get a bearing remover installer kit from HB like this

      Front Wheel Drive Bearing Remover and Installer Kit, 21 Pc. (harborfreight.com) $120

      -plus-

      9 Way 5 lb. Slide Hammer and Puller Set (harborfreight.com) $100

      Rear Axle Bearing Puller Set (harborfreight.com) $30

      12 Ton Shop Press (harborfreight.com) $170

      -or-

      20 Ton H-Frame Floor Shop Press (harborfreight.com) $270

      -torque wrench-

      1/2 in. Drive Click Type Torque Wrench (harborfreight.com) $25

      But you still need sockets, breaker bar, etc. In looking at the prices your really going to spend more on the tools then to buy the bearing have a shop replace it. You can buy parts from Rock Auto, Amazon etc at way better prices than the big auto stores. Just a thought if you want try a high school or community college. Some years ago they would fix cars without labor you just get the parts.

      If you have the bearing that bolt on than it four bolts, similar to front hub bearings tap with a hammer, and use a three jaw puller if need to pull the bearing off the axle stub as needed.

      Last point, if you're not planning to do routine car repair then it may not be worth the money and time to collect the needed tools. But if you do then hey have at it and enjoy the start of a wonderful journey into mechanics.
      2006
      I have a socket set and a 1/2 inch breaker bar 3/8 in ratchet Compressor and a big air impact gun.

      Guess I could borrow the slide hammer and bearing Press kit to use with my impact gun from autozone.
      Disengaging the axle is intimidating. Not stripping rusted out bolts for things like brake lines and and sensor cables is intimidating. Watching youtubes, pulling the hub sounds intimidating.

      Thanks for your input, helpful for my indecision
       

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