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How tight should i make the axle nut after fitting new rear wheel bearing assembly if i don't have a torque wrench

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Tighten the nut down and spin the hub to set the bearings and then back it of a 1/4 turn

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I cant get the front hub assembly off my 03 buick rendevous


Items/Tools needed:

35mm or 1 3/8" axle socket
3/4 or 19mm socket for lug nuts or lug wrench
15mm socket for brake caliper and bracket
13mm socket for wheel bearing bolts (extentions as well)
Breaker bar or impact wrench to remove lug nuts and axle nut (Note: Do not use impact driver to install axle nut).
Torque wrench for axle nut
Hub puller - Optional
Hammer

Directions

1. Jack the appropriate side of the car up. Make sure the rear wheels are blocked and/or set the parking brake. Use a jackstand to support vehicle at subframe for safety.
2. Remove wheel.
3. Remove brake caliper and bracket.
4. Remove rotor.
5. Using 35mm axle socket, remove axle nut, turn counterclockwise. You will either need an impact or a long breaker bar. They are installed with a lot of torque or may be rusted out or corrroded.
6. Push the axle back as far as possible. It won't come all the way out or through the hub, but will become loose. You can either get a tool that will push it out like a hub puller, or just use a hammer making sure not to hit the axle shaft threads and damage them. Put the axle nut back on the axle shaft so it is flush with the top. Then place 35mm axle nut socket on the axle nut and tap on the 35mm socket with the hammer not the threads on the axle shaft spline.
7. Disconnect the wheel sensor connector and then remove hub side connector from the bracket (unclip).
8. Take a 13mm socket with extensions as needed and remove the 3 bolts on the backside of the bearing around the axle. Be sure to use PBBlaster to help loosen the bolts.
9. The hub/bearing should come loose without need needing a hub puller. Be sure to note the sheet metal spacer between the hub and spindle with also has the bracket for the wheel sensor connector.
10. Double check both parts (hubs) to make sure they match.
11. Lube the axle shaft splines with good quality bearing grease before installing the hub. Clean off any old grease and crud first.
12. Install the hub assembly with the wires from the bearing at the bottom. Line up hub splines with axle shaft splines and push in on hub. Note: Don't forget that sheet metal plate between the spindle and wheel bearing. Note: Make sure the wheel sensor wires don't get pinched by the axle shaft.
13. Install the 3 13mm bolts to 96ft lbs. Service manual recommends replacing with new ones. Some hubs like AC Delco will come with new bolts which have threadlocker.
14. Install the axle nut. As tightened down it will pull the driveshaft the rest of the way in. Torque axle nut to GM specs of 159 ft-lbs or the figure specified by the hub manufacturer. It is recommended to use a new axle nut but not necessary.
15. Install the rotor, brackets and caliper. Torque caliper bracket bolts to 137 ft-lb and caliper pin bolts to 63 ft-lb.
16. Install the connector to the sheet metal bracket and reconnect both connectors.
17. Install the wheel. Torque lug nuts in a star pattern at 100 ft-lbs each.
18. Road test car and ensure any ABS and TRAC OFF light are off.

Sep 18, 2011 | 2003 Buick Rendezvous

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I need instructions on how to replace the wheel bearings on a 2008 hhr


The wheel bearings for ALL GM cars 2007-2009 ARE covered under the powertrain warranty...5 year 100K warranty that is. ...if you have a 2007-2009 GM car- even if it is a USED car and you are the second or 3rd owner? It's COVERED. call dealer to find out! While the wheel is on ground, loosen the large nut on the axle, Then jack it up, remove the caliber and rotor, unhook the ABS connector if you have it, remove the axle nut all the way, and then the 3 bolts that hold the hub assembly, tap the hub assy with a hammer until it slides out and the install the new one. the bolts that hold the hub on are behind backing plate. if you cant get to top bolt for hub, you can push axle in to make more room. make sure you torque all bolts. if you can not get torque wrench on back hub bolts. then tighten as tight as hard as you can with a socket wrench. but put correct torque on axle nut. call auto-zone and they should be able to tell you the axle nut torque. if no, call or visit dealer for this info. have a good day!!

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How to remove hub assembly bearing


I wasn't sure if you were asking about the front, rear wheel or other assembly.
The most common problem is the front wheel bearing:
I have a 2002 Escape and have changed my bearings. All the Ford Escapes are the same thru 2010. The front wheel bearings on the Escape are simple cartridge bearings, or Gen1 bearings, that are pressed onto the hub and knuckle. They are not so simple to replace. Unless you have the experience and tools, you'll need to take it to the dealer or a shop.

You will need a press and the correct press tools.
The knuckle/hub assembly needs to be removed from the vehicle.

Here's the short version:
Remove the tire/wheel.
Remove the brake caliper w/ bracket.
Remove rotor.
Remove the ABS sensor.
Remove axle nut and press the axle inwards, until loose. (sometimes easy, usual needs special tool).
Remove the strut bolts, tie rod, and the lower ball joint from the knuckle/hub assembly. Each of these connections can have it's issues.
Press the hub out of the assembly. One half of the inner race will be stuck on the hub. Use a bearing splitter to remove that half.
Remove the snap ring from the knuckle.
Press the rest of the bearing from the knuckle.
Press the new bearing into the knuckle. Press on the outer race only!
Snap ring.
Make sure the dust sheild is still in place.
Press the hub into the bearing. The bearing must be supported on the inner race only!
The point is that you must not press thru the balls in the bearing. That can cause the bearing to get brinnelled.... not good.
Reassemble the knuckle on the vehicle in reverse order. I like to put a little grease on the axle spline. The axle spline has a little helix on it... about half a degree. It's supposed to be a tight fit. The torque on the axle nut is 300Nm (about 220ft-lbs?). This torque is very, very important. It is needed to keep the bearing together and at the correct preload, so use a big torque wrench.

...or you can take it to the dealer.

Good luck.
Here are some pictures that may help illustrate the difficulty:

Knuckle assy with lower control arm.
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Mar 27, 2011 | 2005 Ford Escape

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How to disassemble the rear end in a 2000 gmc yukon and how to remove axles


Removal & Installation To Remove:
  1. Before servicing the vehicle refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section
  2. Loosen the lug nuts on the wheel and tire assemblies but do not remove the lug nuts
  3. Raise and support the vehicle
  4. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Wheel and tire assemblies
    • Axle lubricant into a suitable container
    • Rear driveshaft
    • Parking brake cable
    • Brake calipers
    • Shock absorbers from the axle brackets
    • Vent hose from the rear axle vent fitting
    • Nuts and the washers from the U-bolts
    • U-bolts, spring plates and spacers from the axle assembly
  5. Lower the axle assembly from the vehicle
To Install:
  1. Place the rear axle assembly under the vehicle
  2. Align the rear axle assembly with the springs then connect the spacers, spring plates and the U-bolts to the rear axle
  3. Raise the rear axle assembly into position
  4. Install or connect the following:
    • Washers and nuts to the U-bolts; Torque to: 59 lb-ft. (80 Nm) then, Torque to: 89 lb-ft. (120 Nm)
    • Vent hose to the rear axle vent fitting
    • Shock absorbers to the rear axle
    • Brake calipers (See: Brake Caliper)
    • Parking brake cable (See: Parking Brake Cable)
    • Rear driveshaft (See: Rear Driveshaft)
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  5. Fill the rear axle with lubricant
  6. Bleed the brake system (See: Brake Bleeding)
  7. Install the wheel and tire assemblies
  8. Lower the vehicle to the ground
  9. Torque lug nuts as follows:
    • Single Wheel: Torque to: 140 lb-ft. (190 Nm)
    • Dual Wheel: Torque to: 175 lb-ft. (240 Nm)
  10. Road test the vehicle to check performance
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How long does it take to fix front bearings on a 97 dodge caravan? and cost


About an hour a side...This is the whole job and pictures....

The hub and wheel bearing unit is serviced as a complete assembly. Replacement of the front drive hub and bearing assembly can be done without having to remove the steering knuckle from the vehicle. However, if the hub/bearing assembly is frozen to the steering knuckle, removal of the steering knuckle is required.
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the cotter pin from the end of the stub axle. Remove the nut lock and spring washer. With the brakes applied, loosen, but do NOT remove the axle nut and washer with the vehicle still on the ground or damage to the wheel bearing will result.
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle. Remove the wheel.
  4. Remove the front brake caliper assembly from the steering knuckle assembly and support from the strut assembly using a strong piece of wire.
    1. Remove the front brake rotor from the hub/bearing assembly.
    2. Remove the retaining nut and washer from the halfshaft stub axle.
    3. Remove the ABS wheel speed sensor from the steering knuckle.
    4. Remove the 4 hub and bearing assembly mounting bolts from behind the steering knuckle.
    5. Remove the hub and bearing assembly from the steering knuckle.
  5. To install:
    1. Thoroughly clean the mating surfaces of the steering knuckle and the hub and bearing assembly of any foreign material or nicks so the surfaces are clean and smooth.
    2. Install the new hub and bearing assembly and tighten the mounting bolts in a crisscross pattern to 45 ft. lbs. (65 Nm). Be sure the hub and bearing assembly is seated squarely against the front steering knuckle.
    3. Install the disc brake rotor.
    4. Install the brake caliper assembly onto the steering knuckle.
    5. Install the axle washer and nut. Tighten but do not torque.
    6. Install the ABS wheel speed sensor.
    7. Install the wheel and lug nuts. Torque the lug nuts, in sequence, to 95 ft. lbs. (129 Nm).
    8. Lower the vehicle. Do NOT roll the vehicle until the axle nut has been properly torqued or damage to the front wheel bearings will result.
    9. With the vehicle's brakes applied, torque the axle nut to 180 ft. lbs. (244 Nm). Install the spring washer, nut lock and a new cotter pin. Wrap the cotter pin prongs tightly around the axle nut lock.
    10. Reconnect the negative battery cable. Check the wheel alignment.

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The hub/bearing assembly is attached to the steering knuckle with four bolts


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Removing a hub/bearing assembly



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If the hub/bearing is "frozen" to the steering knuckle, separate the ball joint and lightly tap on the hub/bearing from behind



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The hub/bearing assembly should free itself from the steering knuckle

About $60 a hub.

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Front wheel bearing assembly unit, what tools will i need? size sockets ext the right foot lbs of torque for the axel nut,


TOOLS YOU NEED IS 35 METRIC SOCKET FOR AXLE NUT.USE 6 POINT SOCKET.DONT USE 12 POINT SOCKET.COULD DAMAGE AXLE BOLT EDGES.MAKING IT HARD TO GET OFF.YOU NEED A TORQUE WRENCH WITH THE RANGE OF 200 FT LBS TORQUE.YOU NEED 1/2 BREAK BAR.AND A HUB PULLER.NOW TO LOOSEN AXLE NUT.BEST TO LEAVE TIRE ON WITH CAR WEIGHT ON GROUND TO LOOSEN THE AXLE.BECAUSE ITS GOT 192 FT LBS TORQUE.HARD TO LOOSEN WITH TIRE OFF.192 FT LBS TORQUE IS WHAT YOU TORQUE IT AT.BESURE TO READ INSTRUCTIONS TO NEW HUB BEARING ASSEMBLY. YOUR AXLE NUT TORQUE WILL BE DIFFERENT IF YOU GET A NEW GREY NUT.BECAUSE NUT STRENGHT WILL BE DIFFERENT.IF YOU GET A BLACK NUT WHICH IS HARDER STEEL TORQUE WILL BE 192 FT LBS.YOU NEED A 13 METRIC SWIVEL SOCKET TO GET HUB BEARING BOLTS OFF THEY WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE TO REACH WITH OUT IT.HUB BEARING BOLTS TORQUE IS 62 FT LBS

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Rear differential on a 2004 Mustang gt leaking fluid


this is for 2003 7.5 inch ring gear axle. SECTION 205-02A: Rear Drive Axle/Differential — Ford 7.5-Inch Ring Gear 2003 Mustang Workshop Manual IN-VEHICLE REPAIR Drive Pinion Flange and Drive Pinion Seal Special Tool(s) s3b%7eus%7een%7efile=st2026a.gif%7egen%7eref.gif2-Jaw Puller 205-D072 (D97L-4221-A) or equivalent s3b%7eus%7een%7efile=st1257a.gif%7egen%7eref.gifHolding Fixture, Drive Pinion Flange 205-126 (T78P-4851-A) s3b%7eus%7een%7efile=st1862a.gif%7egen%7eref.gifInstaller, Drive Pinion Flange 205-002 (TOOL-4858-E) or equivalent Removal
  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
  1. Remove the rear wheel and tire assemblies.
  1. s3b%7eus%7een%7efile=ani_caut.gif%7egen%7eref.gif CAUTION: Remove the rear brake calipers to prevent drag during the drive pinion bearing preload adjustment. s3b%7eus%7een%7efile=ani_caut.gif%7egen%7eref.gif CAUTION: Do not allow the calipers to hang from the brake hoses. Remove the rear brake caliper and support bracket from the knuckle as an assembly. Wire the caliper and support bracket assembly out of the way.
  2. s3b%7eus%7een%7efile=ani_caut.gif%7egen%7eref.gif CAUTION: Index-mark the driveshaft flange and pinion flange (4851) to maintain initial balance during installation. s3b%7eus%7een%7efile=ani_caut.gif%7egen%7eref.gif CAUTION: The driveshaft centering socket yoke fits tightly on the pinion flange pilot. Never hammer on the driveshaft or any of its components to disconnect the yoke from the flange. Pry only in the area shown, with a suitable tool, to disconnect the yoke from the flange. Disconnect and position the driveshaft out of the way.
  1. Install an Nm (inch/pound) torque wrench on the nut and record the torque necessary to maintain rotation of the drive pinion gear through several revolutions.
  1. s3b%7eus%7een%7efile=ani_caut.gif%7egen%7eref.gif CAUTION: After removing the nut, discard it. Use a new nut for installation. Use the special tool to hold the pinion flange while removing the nut.
  1. Index-mark the pinion flange and drive pinion gear stem to maintain initial balance during installation.
  1. Using the special tool, remove the pinion flange.
Installation
  1. Inspect the pinion flange seal journal for rust, nicks, and scratches prior to installing the flange. Polish the seal journal with fine crocus cloth, if necessary.
  1. Lubricate the pinion flange splines.
    • Use SAE 80W-90 Premium Rear Axle Lubricant XY-80W90-QL or equivalent meeting Ford specification WSP-M2C197-A.
  1. NOTE: Disregard the index marks if installing a new pinion flange. Position the pinion flange.
  1. Using the special tools, install the pinion flange.
  1. s3b%7eus%7een%7efile=ani_caut.gif%7egen%7eref.gif CAUTION: Do not under any circumstance loosen the nut to reduce preload. If it is necessary to reduce preload, install a new collapsible spacer (4662) and nut. s3b%7eus%7een%7efile=ani_caut.gif%7egen%7eref.gif CAUTION: Remove the special tool while taking preload readings with the Nm (inch/pound) torque wrench. Tighten the nut to set the preload.
    • Rotate the drive pinion occasionally to make sure the differential pinion bearings (4630) (4621) seat correctly. Take frequent differential pinion bearing torque preload readings by rotating the drive pinion with a Nm (inch/pound) torque wrench.
    • If the preload recorded prior to disassembly is lower than the specification for used bearings, then tighten the nut to specification. If the preload recorded prior to disassembly is higher than the specification for used bearings, then tighten the nut to the original reading as recorded.
    • Refer to the torque specification for used differential pinion bearings in the Specifications portion of this section.
  1. s3b%7eus%7een%7efile=ani_caut.gif%7egen%7eref.gif CAUTION: Align the index marks. s3b%7eus%7een%7efile=ani_caut.gif%7egen%7eref.gif CAUTION: Install the driveshaft with new bolts. If new bolts are not available, apply Threadlock and Sealer EOAZ-19554-AA or equivalent meeting Ford specification WSK-M2G351-A5 to the threads of the original bolts. s3b%7eus%7een%7efile=ani_caut.gif%7egen%7eref.gif CAUTION: The driveshaft centering socket yoke fits tightly on the pinion flange pilot. To make sure that the yoke seats squarely on the flange, tighten the bolts evenly in a cross pattern as shown. Connect the driveshaft. .
  1. Install the rear brake calipers.
  1. Install the rear wheel and tire assemblies.
  1. Lower the vehicle.

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