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Re: front wheel bearings loose on my 2005 gmc savana 2500...
You can snug them tighten them by turning the tire as you turn tighten until it feel like you have drag then back off one turn then turn tighten till nut touches then 1/6 tunr put castle nut and cotter pin back on good luck
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Well, I guess it comes down to what you are calling a "spindle". The hub and bearing assembly comes out of the steering knukle. Yes, the hub and wheel studs are part of the bearing assembly. It doesn't really have a "spindle" in the old-fashioned sense. Assuming that your Canyon is a 4X4, the hub and bearing assembly comes of like this:
Raise and support the vehicle. Remove the tire and wheel assmbly. Remove the brake caliper assembly and brake pads. Remove the Caliper Bracket from the steering knuckle. Remove the disc brake rotor. Remove the large nut from the end of the drive axle. Disconnect the electrical connector for the wheel speed sensor. Push the drive axle inward to gain access to, and remove the 3 bolts securing the bearing and hub assembly on the inside of the steering knuckle. Beat the S**T out of the bearing and hub assembly to make it come loose from the steering knuckle. (They ommitted this step in the service manual - LOL!)
Reverse steps to install. (it shouldn't be necessary to beat the new bearing though :) )
Those vehicles should have a hub assembly which incorporates a bearing and hub in one unit. To my knowledge the bearing is not serviceable. The hub assembly is bolted to the steering knuckle, so there actually is no wheel bearing torque. The tire/wheel assembly bolts directly to the wheel flange on the new hub assembly.
Remove center hub cap. Remove large nut behind hub cap.Lift wheel assembly off ground. Remove wheel. Remove brake calipher assembly by taking out larger bolts from back of calipher. Remove brake rotor. Pull axle toward middle of vehicle, you may have to tap axle end with small hammer being careful not to damage threads on end of axle. Remove three bolts from back, bearing housing should come out to the front.
Tire and wheel assemblyCaliper and rotorWheel speed sensor and brake hose mounting bracket bolt from the steering knuckleElectrical connection for the wheel speed sensorFront drive halfshaft assembly on four wheel drive modelsHub and bearing assembly mounting boltsHub and bearing assemblyO-ring seal from the steering knuckle bore (2500 series)
Clean and inspect the O-ring seal
Clean all corrosion or contaminates from the steering knuckle bore and the hub and bearing assembly.
Install the O-ring to the steering knuckle (2500 series).
Lubricate the steering knuckle bore with wheel bearing grease or the equivalent.
Install or connect the following:
Hub and bearing assemblyHub and bearing assembly mounting bolts. Tighten the bolts to 133 ft. lbs. (180 Nm).Front drive halfshaft assembly on four wheel drive modelsElectrical connection for the wheel speed sensorWheel speed sensor and brake hose mounting bracket bolt to the steering knuckle. Tighten to 106 inch lbs. (12 Nm).RotorTire and wheel assembly.
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do not replace only the bearing. replace hub assembly. remove rim/tire , remove caliper, mounting plate, rotor. . un bolt hub assembly, unplug abs. remove front axle nut if 4x4. you may need to rent the axle nut remove kit and hub puller. pull out hub. drive axle reward out of hub. install new part. do not torque hub over 90lbs. check with parts sell for spec
NOTE: After the wheel bearings have been removed or replaced or the front axle has been reassembled be sure to adjust wheel bearing preload. Refer to the Adjustment service procedure below. On the 1989–92 240SX there is just one wheel bearing, pressed into the hub and no adjusting cap. Refer to the exploded views of the Front Axle Hub Assembly. Review the complete service procedure.
Raise and support the vehicle safely.
Remove the front wheels and the brake caliper assemblies.
NOTE: Brake hoses do not need to be disconnected from the brake caliper assemblies. Make sure the brake hoses are secure and do not let caliper assemblies hang unsupported from the vehicle.
Work off center hub cap by using thin tool. If necessary tap around it with a soft hammer while removing.
Pry off cotter pin and take out adjusting cap and wheel bearing lock nut.
Remove wheel hub with disc brake rotor from spindle with bearings installed. Remove the outer bearing from the hub.
Remove inner bearing and grease seal from hub using long brass drift pin or equivalent.
If it is necessary to replace the bearing outer races, drive them out of the hub with a brass drift pin and mallet.
Install the outer bearing race with a tool (KV401021S0 special tool number) until it seats in the hub flush.
NOTE: Place a large glob of grease into the palm of one hand and push the bearing through it with a sliding motion. The grease must be forced through the side of the bearing and in between each roller. Continue until the grease begins to ooze out the other side through the gaps between the rollers. The bearing must be completely packed with grease.
Pack each wheel bearing with high temperature wheel bearing grease. Pack hub and hub cap with the recommended wheel bearing grease up to shaded portions. Refer to the illustration.
Install the inner bearing and grease seal in the proper position in the hub.
Install the wheel hub with disc brake rotor to the spindle.
Install the outer wheel bearing, lock washer, wheel bearing lock nut, adjusting cap, cotter pin (always use a new cotter pin and O-ring for installation after adjustment), spread cotter pin then install the O-ring and dust cap.
Install the brake caliper assemblies and bleed brakes if necessary. Install the front wheels.
I just came across your posting, If you're still having this issue, it may be due to the offset of your wheels. Too much offset can cause excessive load on the outboard bearings. If you have wheels that move the centerline of the wheel too far outboard of the bearing, then you will generally be putting too much stress on the bearing/hub assembly. as you know your vehicle has a unitized bearing assembly. If the bearing is being overloaded on the outer edge by too much offset it will fail over time. hope this helps