Avenger 2008

Wheel Hubs & Bearings

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Removal & Installation



  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
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  5. While a helper applies the brakes to keep the hub from rotating, remove the hub nut (1) from the axle halfshaft (2).

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    Fig. Remove the hub nut (1) from the axle halfshaft (2)

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  7. Access and remove the front brake rotor.
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  9. Remove the four bolts (2) fastening the hub and bearing to the knuckle (3).

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    Fig. Remove the four bolts (2) fastening the hub and bearing to the knuckle (3)

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  11. Slide the hub and bearing (1) off the halfshaft and out of the knuckle.
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To install:

  1. Install the hub and bearing by sliding it over the halfshaft and into the knuckle.
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  3. Install the four bolts fastening the hub and bearing to the knuckle. Tighten the four bolts to 60 ft. lbs. (82 Nm).
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  5. Install the brake rotor, disc brake caliper and adapter.
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  7. Clean all foreign matter from the threads of the halfshaft outer C/V joint.
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  9. Install the hub nut on the end of the halfshaft and lightly tighten it.
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  11. While a helper applies the brakes to keep the hub from rotating, tighten the hub nut to 97 ft. lbs. (132 Nm).
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  13. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
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  15. Lower the vehicle.
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