Have just noticed that the front wheel on my 2008 specialized enduro expert is a bit wobbly, the whole wheel seems to be wobbling around on the front axel, I am guessing i will probably need a new hub? The centre part of the hub seems fine its the two outer bits one on each side that seem very loose. Is this a common problem? The bike has hardly done any miles.
the front hub bearings arent to good (ive replaced loads cant remember the bearing code of the top of my head) they most likely need replacing, the bearings will come out very easily pull off the black shoulders, drift out bearings and the silver spacing tube will come out too, replace with same bearings replace shoulders and go ride.
yes rotor will need to be removed,
drift them out with a steel bar/rod if it comes to it a screw driver but beware not to mark the inner hub shell, there will be the need for you to put your desired tool into the hub first and lever the spacer tube out of centre to allow you to access one edge of the bearing to drift it out.there will also be a rubber o ring mounted on the spacer tube.putting the new ones in you can put a bit of grease inside where they sit and use the shoulders to push them back in or hammer in using a nylon mallet banging onto the shoulder or standard hammer and a block of wood. one side first and then the spacer tube then do the other side.