The wheel bearings are sealed units and are not adjustable.
Removal & Installation
Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
Remove or disconnect the following:
Brake hose mounting bolt
Wheel speed sensor
Outer tie rod end
Lower ball joint
Press the hub out of the wheel bearing.
Snapring and press the wheel bearing out of the steering knuckle
If necessary, press the inner bearing race off of the hub.
Fig. Press the wheel bearing out of the knuckle
Fig. Press the wheel bearing inner race from the hub
Fig. Press the wheel bearing into the knuckle
Fig. Front wheel bearing assembly, spindle nut torque shown is for 2001-02, on 2003-06 torque is 210 ft. lbs. (285 Nm)
Use a new ball joint nut, split pin, snapring and spindle nut for assembly.
Press the bearing into the steering knuckle and install the snapring.
Install the splash guard.
Press the hub into the bearing.
Install or connect the following:
Steering knuckle. Tighten the ball joint nut to 43-51 ft. lbs. (59-69 Nm) and the damper flange bolts to 116 ft. lbs. (157 Nm).
Outer tie rod end. Tighten the nut to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
Wheel speed sensor, if equipped
Brake caliper and rotor
Spindle nut. Tighten the nut to 181 ft. lbs. (245 Nm) on 2001-02 models. On 2003-06 models, torque to 210 ft. lbs. (285 Nm).
Check the wheel alignment and adjust as necessary.