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Front hub replacement, '97 Exp AWD

Any particular issues replacing the front hub assembly?

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  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    replaced hub now have vibration that was not there before the replacement. starts at 50.. really bad at 70

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Remove wheel, calipers, drive shaft nut and I think that is about it. As best as I can remember. Hope that helps!

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How do iI remove the front wheel bearing?


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  1. Removing the Hub/Bearing Assembly
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Removal & Installation Front To Remove:
The front wheel bearings are not serviced separately. If the front wheel bearings are defective, the hub and bearing assembly must be replaced.
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Lubricate the threads on the halfshaft with clean engine oil.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
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    • Halfshaft hub nut
    • Caliper from the steering knuckle WARNING
      DO NOT allow the brake hose to support the weight of the caliper.
    • Brake rotor
    • Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) sensor from the backing plate
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    • Hub and bearing assembly from the halfshaft
    • Hub and bearing assembly
To Install:
Exploded view of the front hub mounting and related components 7922xg36.gif

  1. Install or connect the following:
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To remove the knuckle, first loosen the wheel lug nuts and the center axle nut. Then, raise and support the car safely, remove the wheel, remove the brakes, and then, in no particular order, remove the center axle nut, remove the outer tie rod from the knuckle (use a puller for this), remove the ball joint bolts from the lower control arm, remove the strut bolts from the knuckle, and remove the knuckle from the CV axle spline.

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