I just purchased a 2005 Gem E4 . After test riding it, it appears that the front wheel hub bearings might be bad with 3300 miles. The car is located 300 miles away and my time is limited as I am remodeling a condo.
I came across a parts list by GEMmechanic and I appreciate his efforts. I have the following few questions I like to post to the board.
WHEEL HUB NOISE
I want to replace both hub bearings.
I assume we need the following per wheel
Found in Gem Parts catalog for 2005
0610-00455 BEARING, DOUBLE ROW - BALL BEARING Qnty 1
0610-00456 SEAL, WHEEL Qnty 2
103-01214 Knuckle RH 10 inch 2005-2006 $ 166.02
0103-01215 Knuckle LH 10 inch 2005-2006 $ 166.02
0103-01216 Knuckle RH 12 inch 2005-2006 No Extension $ 166.02
0103-01217 Knuckle LH 12 inch 2005-2006 No Extension $ 166.02
"GEM Car Front Wheel Bearing for 2005 and later vehicles. Sealed. Factory quality replacement for part number 0610-00455.
BRAKES and ROTORS
If I am pulling the hubs and I have no idea what the brakes look like I would like to replace them. Can ANY auto parts store that cuts rotor will be able to turn them or do you just replace them?
0311-01394 DISC, BRAKE - 7.56" DIA Use with 10" Wheels
0311-01360 DISC, BRAKE - 9.21" DIA Use with 12" wheels
0611-00732 DISC BRAKE PAD 2005+
If any one has performed this task, Please chime and provide feedback with helpful tips and tricks and hopefully no nightmare stories.
I used a 6 x 12 uhaul trailer. I had to remove the doors and only has 2 inches on each side to play with but the car was loaded on a 6 x 12 utility trailer with ramp. I needed 2 2x6 boards that help load it because the body will bottom out .