Question about 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue
How to remove
wheel bearing assembly
I assume front.
I just finished this job on my 01 Aurora. 1) Loosen Axle Nut - 33mm (with tire on ground so you don't torque the trannie) 2) Remove wheel 3) Remove caliper 4) Remove Tie-Rod end 5) Remove bolts holding strut to wheel assy. 6) Remove axle nut 7) Remove 3 bolts holding wheel bearing (I use a lot of PB Blaster on nuts and around the flange of the wheel bearing.) 8) Disconnect the wheel Speed sensor wire. 9) Remove wheel bearing - it may be stuck. I use PB Blaster and a big cement chisel to get it loose 10) At this point I always replace the Half-Shaft if the car has 100K miles or more. The only cost $50.00 and you've aready done all the work to get to it. 11) Just tap the axle spline to remove the wheel bearing - you don't need a puller or anything like that. 12) Put it all back together. Don't forget the plate that holds the wheel speed sensor clip - I always seems to forget this!
P.S. I was sure the wheel bearing noise was coming from my L.F. bearing, but it had no play in it. (Hold wheel at the 12 and 6 positions and see if you have any play.) So at the last minute I jacked of the R.F. and found just a bit of play. I went for the R.F. and that was the one that was bad.
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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
Jul 29, 2011 | 1989 Ford Ranger
The front wheel bearings on your Dodge Dakota allow the wheels to spin freely on the axle spindle. These sealed bearings may cause noise once they wear out, develop a pit on the races, bends and other damage that interfere with wheel performance. However, the front bearings form a single assembly with the wheel hubs and they should be replaced as a single unit. Fortunately, installing a new assembly is not a difficult process.
Before raising the front wheel(s), loosen the half shaft nut using an axle nut socket. Then remove the wheel/tire assembly and the half shaft nut. If your particular Dakota model comes equipped with an Anti-lock Bake System (ABS) sensor, remove the sensor form its bracket and move it aside.
Now you are ready to remove the brake caliper and rotor. Make sure to secure the caliper to the coil spring using a piece of heavy wire. Do not let it hanging by the brake line to avoid damage to the brake hose attached to the caliper. With the caliper and rotor out of the way, you have access to the hub/bearing assembly mounting bolts.
On some models, you can only access the hub/bearing mounting bolts through the holes in front of the hub/bearing assembly. Rotate the assembly by hand as you loosen and remove the mounting bolts. Once you remove the bolts, you can detach the hub/bearing from the steering knuckle and halfshaft. If the bearing assembly seems stuck to the halfshaft, use a 3 jaw gear puller to remove it.
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