this is a how to: for replacing a front wheel bearing without power tools or a press. hand tools only and 1 specialty tool from Autozone rented.
Autozone #27137 OEM/bushing driver tool set.
32mm axle nut socket
34mm axle nut socket (optional)
two jack stands
14mm socket (sway bar end link nut)
17mm wrench and socket (strut bolts)
19mm wrench (tie rod, caliper mounting bolts)
22mm wrench or crescent wrench if you don't have a wrench that big (lower ball joint nut)
dikes (needle nose pliers to remove cotter pins)
I used a brand new OEM hub and bearing. take caution if you will reuse your old hub not to **** up the axle threads.
this is a fairly easy procedure if you take your time.
1. start with removing the center cap on the wheel and removing the big cotter pin.
2. use a 1/2" breaker bar or ratchet in my case as i didn't have my breaker bar with me. i also used the jack handle as leverage on the 32mm axle nut.
3. loosen lugs, jack the car up and remove the wheel
4. remove caliper mounting bolts and i normally just hang my caliper on the strut but you can bungie it or whatever. remove the rotor.
5. remove cotter pin from tie rod and loosen bolt. remove lower nut from sway bar end link. also loosen strut mounting bolts but don't remove them yet.
6. give the knuckle a few good wacks on the side of the tie rod to loosen it from the arm. you can also use a pickle fork if you have one. again i didn't have it with me.
7. remove strut mounting bolts now that you have the tie rod loose and remove the axle nut completely to push the axle out of the hub. DO NOT hammer on the end of the axle unless you want to **** up the threads and buy a new axle!