300M, Concorde, Intrepid, LHS, 1998-2004

Wheel Bearings

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Adjustment



These front wheel drive vehicles are equipped with permanently sealed front and rear wheel bearings. There is no periodic lubrication or maintenance recommended for these units.

Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Rear wheel
     
    Brake caliper and rotor, if equipped with rear disc brakes
     
    Brake drum, if equipped with drum brakes
     
    Bearing dust cap
     
    Cotter pin, nut retainer, nut, washer and bearing/hub assembly from the spindle
     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Bearing/hub assembly, the bearing/hub assembly washer and torque the nut to 124 ft. lbs. (168 Nm)
     
    Nut retainer and a new cotter pin
     
    Dust cap
     
    Brake drum or rotor and caliper assembly
     
    Rear wheel and torque the lug nuts, in a star pattern, to 100 ft. lbs. (135 Nm)
     

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  3. Road test the vehicle to verify no excessive noise from the rear wheel bearing area.
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