Question about 2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette
The bearings on this vehicle are in a sealed unit,called a wheel hub assembly,and cannot be serviced. The wheel hub assembly has to be replaced as a whole.
To do so,you will need to remove the wheel,the brake caliper (be sure to hang this out of your way,so as not to damage the brake line.). After you have done this,remove the axle nut,and rotor. Now you are down to the wheel hub assembly.
You will need to remove the three bolts that retain it from the back side of the unit,and then install a hub puller,which you can rent from Autozone.
Assembly is te reverse of the bove steps,and remember to torque all bolts to manufacturers specs,which Autozone can tell you what they are. Thanks.....Louis
Posted on May 04, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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The bearings in your car are pressed into a hub. If the part is available as an assembly, it can be replaced that way. Generally on a front drive car:
Remove wheels and brake calipers
If it is pressed in: remove the rotors, disconnect the drive shafts and remove the steering knuckle. Then the old bearing is pressed out and the new one pressed in with a machine shop press. If the bearing is part of the hub, that will be unbolted and the new one swapped.
On a scale of 1-10 difficulty, Id rate it a strong 7
Posted on Jun 20, 2008
SOURCE: replacing a front wheel bearing
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Removal & Installation
CAUTION The strut assembly-to-steering knuckle attaching bolts are serrated and must not be turned during removal. Hold the bolts stationary in the steering knuckles while removing the nuts, then tap the bolts out using a pin punch.
NOTE Use caution when separating the ball joint stud from the steering knuckle, so the ball joint seal does not get cut.
NOTE Do not allow the driveshaft to hang by the inner C/V joint; it must be supported to keep the joint from separating during this operation.
NOTE The cartridge type front wheel bearing used on this vehicle is not transferable to the replacement steering knuckle. If the replacement steering knuckle does not come with a wheel bearing, a new bearing must be installed in the steering knuckle. Installation of the new wheel bearing and hub must be done before installing the steering knuckle on the vehicle.
http://www.chiltonlibrary.com/content/images/32050/images/32050_ptcr_g0035.gif The separation of the ball joint and the knuckle
CAUTION The strut assembly-to-steering knuckle attaching bolts are serrated and must not be turned during installation. Install the nuts while holding the bolts stationary in the steering knuckle.
Posted on Apr 17, 2009
SOURCE: replacing front wheel bearing
Posted on Apr 25, 2009
SOURCE: Replacing front wheel bearings
It isn't a particularly hard job but there are a few techniques that you need to know.
I wouldn't recommend you do it yourself but I would recommend you do it under supervision of someone who knows their stuff.
Retensioning the bearings correctly is extremely important.
Posted on Jun 27, 2009
remove the hub and spinle ,tie rod end ,axle nut.ball joint,and seperate from strut and then have new bearing pressed in...or rent a bearing press that works with an impact wrench,but they are a little hard to work with...good luck...lee
Posted on Sep 07, 2009
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