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2006 Saturn Vue Wheel Bearing

How do I seperate the spindle from the hub to replace the wheel bearing/wheeling bearing hub assembly. I have taken everthing apart, but the drive axel, CV joints, and spindle all want to come with the hub assembly when I pull on it. The hub assembly is completely unbolted from the vehicle (including the spindle nut) and free less what is noted above. I am guessing a tooth puller maybe. On the other side, how do I reassemble the unit. Does it need to be pressed back in, or will tightening the spindle nut sufice?

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  • michaelrhans Jan 31, 2009

    That doesnt fit what I am seeing. It appeas that the hub assemble is completely seperate from the assembly attached to the strut, ball joint, and tie rod end. 3 bolts hold the hub assembly to that piece (unsure of the name for it) from the back side. I have removed the spindle nut and the 3 bolts on the back side and the hub assembly is free, but the spindle, cv joint, and shaft from the transimssion all want to come with the hub.



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It should come out once you have disconnected:Brakes,strut,ball joint.tire rod end,cv joint!if it is not put the cv joint nut back on until safe enough to give it a tap with hammer to knock back & out shaft this should come as one piece HUB the bearing is pressed in! better to change whole HUB good luck this hopefully helped you out!

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Brake Rotor (Disc) - REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
  1. Loosen the wheel lug nuts.
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  4. Remove the brake caliper assembly as described earlier in this section, but do not disconnect the brake hose.
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(see Figure 1 )


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Fig. 1: Inspect the bearings for abnormal wear and/or damage



With Manual Locking Hubs
(see Figures 2 through 17)

  1. Raise the vehicle and install jackstands.
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Fig. 2: Before beginning the wheel bearing removal, and after the outer hub is removed, wipe off any excess grease

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Fig. 3: After the grease is wiped off, remove the axle shaft snapring ...

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Fig. 4: ... then pull the splined spacer from the axle shaft end

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Fig. 5: Use a 4 pronged socket to loosen the outer wheel bearing locknut ...

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Fig. 6: ... then remove the outer locknut

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Fig. 7: Remove the lockwasher from behind the outer locknut ...

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Fig. 8: ... then loosen and remove the inner locknut-note the lockwasher engagement pin (arrow)

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Fig. 9: While pushing inwards on the rotor/hub assembly, remove the outer wheel bearing ...

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Fig. 10: ... then pull the rotor/hub assembly from the spindle, taking care not to scratch the bearing cups in the hub

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Fig. 11: Pry out the grease seal on the back of the rotor/hub assembly ...

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Fig. 12: ... then remove the inner wheel bearing. Thoroughly clean and inspect all of the parts for wear or damage





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