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How do i replace bad front wheel bearing ?

How do i replace bad front wheel bearing on 96 caddy deville ?

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Replace the hub assembly which can be bought for $58 to $100 from various sources.


  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2. Place jackstands under the cradle and lower the vehicle slightly so the weight of the vehicle rests on the jackstands and not on the control arms.
  3. Remove the wheel assembly.
  4. Insert a drift punch into the rotor and remove the hub nut/washer.
  5. Remove the brake caliper, support and the rotor.
  6. Using the front hub spindle remover tool, separate the halfshaft from the hub.
  7. Remove the hub/bearing assembly-to-steering knuckle bolts and the hub/bearing assembly. To install:
  8. If replacing the seal, drive the seal towards the engine. Cut the seal off the halfshaft; be careful not to damage the halfshaft boot. NOTE: If the speed sensor bracket is removed or loosened from the steering knuckle, the speed sensor gap must be adjusted. If the speed sensor is removed from the bracket, speed sensor wax must be applied to the sensor before it is reinstalled in the bracket. Failure to apply the wax will permit corrosion and may result in sensor failure.
  9. To install the new grease seal, lubricate the with wheel bearing grease and using the hub seal installer tool, install the seal.
  10. Install the hub/bearing assembly-to-steering knuckle bolts and the hub/bearing assembly. Tighten the hub/bearing assembly-to-steering knuckle bolts to 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm).
  11. Install the halfshaft to the hub.
  12. Install the rotor and caliper.
  13. Install the hub nut and washer. Tighten to 183 ft. lbs. (245 Nm).
  14. Install the wheel assembly.
  15. Remove the jackstands and lower the vehicle.
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