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Wheel bearings? can the front wheel bearings be changed without having to buy the whole bearing assembly ?

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I think you can. as long as there is not damage to the outer casing of the bearing.

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Removal & Installation

These vehicles are equipped with sealed hub and bearing assemblies. The hub and bearing assemblies are non-serviceable. If the assembly is damaged, the complete unit must be replaced.
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
    WARNING DO NOT allow the caliper to hang unsupported from the brake hose.


    Front wheel Halfshaft nut and washer Caliper from the steering knuckle and support it aside


    Brake rotor Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) connector, if equipped 3 hub/bearing assembly bolts Halfshaft from the hub/bearing assembly Hub/bearing assembly

    0900c1528023b277.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Exploded view of the front hub/bearing assembly


To install:
Install or connect the following:

Hub/bearing assembly onto the halfshaft, making sure the splines engage smoothly Hub/bearing assembly to the steering knuckle. Torque the bolts to 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm). Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) connector, if equipped Brake rotor Caliper onto the steering knuckle. Torque the bolts to 38 ft. lbs. (51 Nm). Halfshaft nut. Torque the hub nut to 284 ft. lbs. (385 Nm) on nuts colored black, or 173 ft. lbs. (235 Nm) on gray colored nuts. Front wheel. Torque the nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (140 Nm).

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