Question about 2006 Saturn Vue
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?
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!
Posted on Jan 31, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Fig. 1: Inspect the bearings for abnormal wear and/or damage
With Manual Locking Hubs
(see Figures 2 through 17)
Fig. 2: Before beginning the wheel bearing removal, and after the outer hub is removed, wipe off any excess grease
Fig. 3: After the grease is wiped off, remove the axle shaft snapring ...
Fig. 4: ... then pull the splined spacer from the axle shaft end
Fig. 5: Use a 4 pronged socket to loosen the outer wheel bearing locknut ...
Fig. 6: ... then remove the outer locknut
Fig. 7: Remove the lockwasher from behind the outer locknut ...
Fig. 8: ... then loosen and remove the inner locknut-note the lockwasher engagement pin (arrow)
Fig. 9: While pushing inwards on the rotor/hub assembly, remove the outer wheel bearing ...
Fig. 10: ... then pull the rotor/hub assembly from the spindle, taking care not to scratch the bearing cups in the hub
Fig. 11: Pry out the grease seal on the back of the rotor/hub assembly ...
Fig. 12: ... then remove the inner wheel bearing. Thoroughly clean and inspect all of the parts for wear or damage
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