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Hub nut loosened - 2003 Nissan Maxima

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  • frank_leopar Jun 01, 2009

    how could this happen

  • frank_leopar Jun 01, 2009

    This type of bearing must be torqued you do not tighten it the way the solution said.

  • frank_leopar Jun 01, 2009

    this is all wrong.

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The hub nut should have a crowned cover that goes over top of it and a cotter pin hold it and the hub nut in place. Make sure these are not missing. Without the torq specs, tighten the nut handle tight ONLY. (NOT WITH A WRENCH) put crown back on and cotter pin.

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Torque specs bearing


Honestly you should search google. It is right there. the inner hub nut must be torqued to 59 Nm rotate the hub three times in each direction and then loosen the inner hub nut until it can be turned by hand, then again tighten the inner hub nut to 25 Nm. the lockwasher against the inner hub nut, it only goes in one way, it has a small inner tab that locates with the key way of the hub, this is between the threads. Once the lock washer is in the correct position, you can now install the outer hub nut, this outer nut must be torqued to 47 Nm, once you have tightened this outer nut, please once again check that the starting effort is correct.

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After removing the tire, there is a hub type assembaly that appears to be bolted onto the rotor, after plenty of PB oil and some TLC, i managed to break this assembaly free, so i thought i was home free,...


K3-Series

Raise and support the front end on jackstands.
  1. Remove the wheel.
  2. Remove the hub nut and washer. Insert a long drift or dowel through the vanes in the brake rotor to hold the rotor while loosening the nut.
  3. Using a puller, force the outer end of the axle shaft out of the hub. Remove the hub/rotor.
To install:
  1. Position the shaft in the hub and install the washer and hub nut. Leave the drift in the rotor vanes and tighten the hub nut to 173 ft. lbs. (235 Nm).
  2. Remove the drift.
  3. Install the wheel and lower the vehicle.

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What are the torque settings for landcruiser hub and axle assembly


This is for the hub....front hub:

  1. Install the hub with a new gasket and tighten the mounting nuts to 23 ft. lbs. (31 Nm).
  2. Install the bolt and washer and tighten it to 13 ft. lbs. (18 Nm).
  3. Coat the inner hub splines with grease.
  4. Make sure the control handle on the cover is still at FREE (if not automatic), position a new gasket in the cover and install the cover so that the pawl tabs are lines up with the non-toothed portions of the hub body. Tighten the mounting nuts to 7 ft. lbs. (10 Nm).
This is for the rear hub:

To install:
  1. Place the hub on the axle housing and install the outer bearing.
  2. Install the lock plate with the lock plate tab positioned into the groove of the axle housing.
  3. Install and tighten the adjusting nut with the special tool used during removal.
  4. Torque the nut to 43 ft. lbs. (59 Nm). Rotate the hub a few times and retorque the adjusting nut to 43 ft. lbs. (59 Nm).
  5. Loosen the adjusting nut until the hub can be turned by hand.
  6. Tighten the nut a small amount and check the amount of pressure required to rotate the hub using a spring tension gauge.
  7. The recommended rotational torque is 5.7-12.6 lbs. (1984-88: 0.9-7.3 lbs.). Tighten or loosen the adjusting nut as required to obtain this reading.
  8. Align one of the axle housing slots with one of the adjusting nut slots. Install the lock screws into the holes of the adjusting nut which are at right angles to the aligned slots. Torque the lock screws to 35-60 inch lbs.
  9. Recheck the rational torque and install the axle shaft using a new gasket.
  10. Install the wheels and lower the vehicle.

Next post is for axles.

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not that hard depending on type of vehicle u drive -front wheel=4x4=all wheel etc--need to remove brake caliper and caliper bracket and rotor unplug abs if front wheel drive can loosen center hub nut -than remove bolts at rear of brake plate tap hub nut to loosen off axle remove nut remove hub this is a basic example on removal u didnt state what vehicle u were removing hub

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How to replace rear wheel bearings on a 2000 cougar?


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The rear wheel bearings are not adjustable. If the bearings make noise or become loose, they must be replaced.

Removal & Installation

With Drum Brakes

NOTE The wheel bearings are contained within the wheel hub and must be replaced as an assembly.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  3. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
  4. Remove the anti-lock sensor retaining bolt and remove the sensor.
  5. Remove the brake drum retainer and the brake drum.
  6. Remove the hub retaining nut dust cover.
    NOTE Do not use an impact gun to remove the hub retainer nut.


    0996b43f80232353.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Using suitable tools loosen and . . .


    0996b43f80232351.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. . . . remove the hub retaining nut dust cover
  7. Remove the wheel hub retainer nut.

    0996b43f8023234f.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Using suitable tools, loosen and . . .


    0996b43f80232352.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. . . . remove the hub retaining nut
  8. Slide the hub and bearing assembly off of the spindle.

    0996b43f80232350.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Carefully slide the hub and bearing assembly off of the spindle

To install:
  1. Reinstall the hub and bearing assembly to the spindle.
  2. Reinstall the hub retainer nut. Tighten the retainer nut to 170-192 ft. lbs. (230-260 Nm).
    WARNING Do not use an impact gun to tighten the hub retainer nut, otherwise the bearings may be damaged.
  3. Install the hub retaining nut dust cover.
  4. Reinstall the brake drum.
  5. Check the brake shoes for proper adjustment.
  6. Reinstall the anti-lock sensor and the retaining bolt. Tighten the retaining bolt to 7-8 ft. lbs. (9-11 Nm).
  7. Reinstall the wheel and tire assembly. Tighten the wheel nuts to 62 ft. lbs. (85 Nm).
  8. Lower the vehicle until the wheels are supporting the vehicles weight. This will properly load the suspension.
  9. Tighten the spindle-to-control arm bolt to 52-79 ft. lbs. (70-98 Nm).
  10. Tighten the tie rod-to-spindle bolt to 75-102 ft. lbs. (102-135 Nm).
  11. Finish lowering the vehicle.
Road test the vehicle and check for proper operation.
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Front left rotor wont release. axle nut is removed hub will not slide


The following might help you. It is the rotor removal process for your car, most of which you have apparently done:
Loosen the wheel lug nuts, raise the vehicle and support it securely on jackstands. Remove the wheel and install two lug nuts with 3mm washers under them to hold the disc in place (if the two disc retaining screws are still in place, this will be unnecessary)
Remove the brake caliper. It is not necessary to disconnect the brake hose. After removing the caliper bolts, suspend the caliper out of the way with a piece of wire. Remove the two caliper mounting bracket to steering knuckle bolts.
Remove the driveaxle hub nut. To prevent the hub from turning, put a prybar between two of the wheel studs and against the ground, then loosen the nut.
Remove the cotter pin and loosen the lower ball joint nut about three full turns. Don’t remove it. Separate the lower control arm from the steering knuckle (you’ll need to get or rent a two-jaw puller for that).
Swing the knuckle/hub assembly out away from the car and push the driveaxle through the hub assembly until the end of the driveaxle is free of the hub. The shaft on the end of the driveaxle is often hard to dislodge from the hub, so you may have to tap the outer end of the shaft with a soft mallet until it pulls easily out of the hub.
After the hub and axle are separated, support the outer end of the driveaxle with a piece of wire to avoid unnecessary stain on the CV joint.
Remove the four bolts that hold thehub and brake disc assembly to the steering knuckle and remove the hub and disc.
Put a pry bar or something like one between two of the wheel studs to keep the whole thing from turning as you maybe put your feet against the bar, and then remove the four bolts that hold the disc to the hub assembly. Then you will have your disc. Installation is the reverse.
I hope this helps you. Give yourself plenty to time to deal with it.

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