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I assume front, since he said about an alignment...
Front wheel bearings... You'll need a special socket has four prongs on it. NAPA should have it, advance wont. Costs a pretty penny, so if a buddy has one, or garage that will let you borrow, do it lol
Its straigh forward pretty much, you'll need snap ring plier also to remove the hub innards. Remember to pay attention to what comes out, and what goes in.
Do you have auto or manual hubs?
For this, take the hub assembly out, there is a snap ring on the inside of the HUB housing that needs to come out, its a PITA sometimes, and a snap ring on the shaft, remove those and the hub will slide out. Then take the special socket, and remove the nut inside the hub, DO THIS ALL BY HAND, take your snap ring pliers, or a pick, and take out the washer behind the nut. Then there is another nut to take off with the special socket. NOTE that one nut has a tab on it, make sure its the first nut that goes back in, and that the tab is facing OUT. After thats all out, the hub will come off, and the bearings will be there also. When the bearings are fully packed and replaced, place the hub back on, dont DAMAGE the splines on the spindle, put the first nut back in (with the tab) and tighten it down... Maybe someone can put some torque specs in here, I dont have them. When you goto put the washer back in, it will only go on one way, if it doesnt seat onto the nut, with the little tab that goes into the washer, pull it out, and flip it over, try that. It should go on then. Then put the other nut back on and tighten it down while spinning the wheel, once again, I dont have torque specs... Install in reverse order.
Rear wheel bearings... you'll need a special socket, NAPA should have it, advance wont, and a bearing puller makes life so much easier back there...
But thats a quick run down for ya. hope it helps.
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