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The wheel bearings on these vehicles are not adjustable. If the bearings become loose or make noise, they must be replaced.
Removal & Installation
Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
On 4WD vehicles, remove wheel center cap, if equipped, and the drive axle nut and washer
Raise and support the vehicle.
Remove or disconnect the following:
Lay the hub and bearing on the wheel studs on the outboard side. This will avoid damaging the bearing seal.
Tire and wheelCaliper, leaving the fluid lines connectedBrake rotorHalfshaft from the hub and bearing on 4WD vehicles. Place a brass drift against the outer edge of the halfshaft to protect the shaft threads. Use a hammer to sharply strike the brass drift, but to do not remove the halfshaft at this time.Wheel speed sensorWheel hub and bearing-to-steering knuckle bolts and hub and bearing
Splash shield from the steering knuckleSeal from the hub and bearing
Install or connect the following:
Wheel hub and bearing sealSplash shield to the steering knuckle, making sure it-s properly alignedHub and bearing to the steering knuckle, aligning the threaded holesHub and bearing bolts and tighten to 77 ft. lbs. (105 Nm)Wheel speed sensor. Tighten the bolt to 13 ft. lbs. (18 Nm).Rotor and brake caliperTire and wheel
The Hub Bearing Torque - Front
If Torque Specs are not in the box we recommend youtorque to this setting. Axle Nut: 103 Ft/Lbs.Flange Bolts: 77 Ft/Lbs. WARNING: Failure to observe the following warningscould create a risk of death or serious injury.Proper maintenance and handling practices arecritical.Always follow installation instructions and maintainproper lubrication.Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure theaccuracy of the information contained in thiswriting, but no liability is accepted for errors,omissions or for any other reason.This information is not intended to substitute forthe specific recommendations of your vehiclemanufacturer.Always use the recommended torque requirement unlessotherwise specified in the carton.Depending on the application, type of hub unitbearing and location, the installation process mayvary.Please review the vehicle manufacturer'srecommendation before removing or installingcomponents.
Lower the vehicle
On 4WD vehicles, install the drive axle nut and tighten to 103 ft. lbs. (140 Nm), then install the center cap.
The front wheel bearing is a hub and bearing assembly. To remove you will....
1. Remove the tire
2. Remove the axle nut. You can put a punch in the fins of the rotor to keep the assembly from turning while you rmove the nut. You can can do the same thing when you torque the axle nut.
3. Remove the caliper and rotor.
4. Unplug the abs sensor if equipped.
5. Remove the three bolts that hold the hub to the knuckle.
6. Rmove the hub.
If you need torque specs let me know and i'll get them for you. It is absolutely critical that you torque the axle nut to the proper spec!
Wheel bearing don't have torque specs (to the best of my knowedge). They have a procedure - in this case it is....
1. With everything clean and packed with grease, snug the bearing lock nut until it stops.
2. Reverse it about 1/8th to 1/4 turn and insert the cotter pin.