Altima 2007-2009

Wheel Hub, Steering Knuckle & Bearing

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Adjustment



Specific to:

Nissan Altima 2009-2010

No adjustment is possible. If there is too much play, replace the bearing and/or hub.

Removal & Installation



Specific to:

Nissan Altima 2009-2010

  1. Remove wheel and tire from vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove brake caliper, leaving brake caliper hydraulic lines connected. Reposition brake caliper aside with wire.
    NOTE
    Avoid depressing brake pedal while brake caliper is removed.

  4.  
  5. Put alignment marks on disc rotor and wheel hub and bearing assembly, then remove disc rotor.
  6.  
  7. Remove wheel sensor from steering knuckle.
    CAUTION
    Do not pull on wheel sensor harness.

  8.  
  9. Remove cotter pin, then remove lock nut from drive shaft.
  10.  
  11. Remove steering outer tie-rod cotter pin at steering knuckle, then loosen nut.
  12.  
  13. Disconnect the outer tie-rod end from steering knuckle using Tool HT2520000 (J-25730-A). Be careful not to damage ball joint boot.
    CAUTION
    To prevent damage to threads and to prevent tool from coming off suddenly, temporarily tighten mounting nut.

  14.  
  15. Remove transverse link and steering knuckle pinch bolt and nut.
  16.  
  17. Remove wheel hub and bearing assembly from drive shaft using a puller or suitable tool.
    CAUTION
    When removing wheel hub and bearing assembly, do not apply an excessive angle to drive shaft joint. Also be careful not to excessively extend slide joint. Support drive shaft when removing.



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    Fig. Remove wheel hub and bearing assembly from drive shaft using a puller

  18.  
  19. Remove wheel hub and bearing assembly bolts.
  20.  
  21. Remove splash guard and wheel hub and bearing assembly from steering knuckle.
  22.  
  23. Remove the lower strut bolts and nuts.

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    Fig. Remove the lower strut bolts and nuts

  24.  
  25. Remove steering knuckle from vehicle.
  26.  
  27. Check for deformity, cracks and damage on each part, replace if necessary.
  28.  
  29. Check for boot breakage, axial looseness, and torque of transverse link ball joint and repair as necessary.
  30.  

To install:

  1. Installation is in the reverse order of removal.
    CAUTION
    Do not reuse non-reusable parts.

  2.  
  3. When installing wheel hub and bearing assembly to steering knuckle, align cutout in toner ring cover with wheel sensor mounting hole in steering knuckle.
  4.  
  5. When installing disc rotor on wheel hub and bearing assembly, align the marks.
  6.  

 
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