Alero, Grand Am 1999-2005

Wheel Bearings


Removal & Installation

These vehicles are equipped with sealed hub and bearing assemblies. The hub and bearing assemblies are non-serviceable. If the assembly is damaged, the complete unit must be replaced.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    DO NOT allow the caliper to hang unsupported from the brake hose.

    Front wheel
    Halfshaft nut and washer
    Caliper from the steering knuckle and support it aside

    Brake rotor
    Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) connector, if equipped
    3 hub/bearing assembly bolts
    Halfshaft from the hub/bearing assembly
    Hub/bearing assembly

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    Fig. Exploded view of the front hub/bearing assembly



To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Hub/bearing assembly onto the halfshaft, making sure the splines engage smoothly
    Hub/bearing assembly to the steering knuckle. Torque the bolts to 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm).
    Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) connector, if equipped
    Brake rotor
    Caliper onto the steering knuckle. Torque the bolts to 38 ft. lbs. (51 Nm).
    Halfshaft nut. Torque the hub nut to 284 ft. lbs. (385 Nm) on nuts colored black, or 173 ft. lbs. (235 Nm) on gray colored nuts.
    Front wheel. Torque the nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (140 Nm).