Alero, Grand Am 1999-2005

Wheel Bearings


Removal & Installation

With Drum Brakes

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:
    The top rear bolt will not clear the brake shoes and must be removed with the bearing assembly.

    Brake drum
    4 hub/bearing assembly to knuckle nuts

    Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) speed sensor wire from the hub/bearing assembly
    Hub/bearing assembly


To install:

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Fig. Rear hub and bearing assembly on models equipped with drum brakes

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Hub/bearing assembly on the knuckle
    ABS wheel speed sensor
    Hub/bearing nuts. Torque the nuts to 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm) on 1999 models or 62 ft. lbs. (85 Nm) on 2000-05 models to 44 ft. lbs. (60 Nm).
    Hub/bearing nuts.
    Brake drum
    Wheel. Torque the nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (140 Nm).