Aveo 2004-2005

Wheel Bearings

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Adjustment



The wheel bearing assembly cannot be adjusted. If runout is excessive, the wheel bearing must be replaced.

Removal & Installation



  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Separate the front axle shaft from the front wheel hub.
  4.  
  5. Remove the backing plate.
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  7. Remove the front strut bolts and remove the steering knuckle.
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  9. Remove the inner snap ring from the knuckle/hub.
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  11. Using tools J-37105-1, -2, -3 and 500-2, press out the wheel hub as shown.
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  13. Remove the outer snap ring.
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  15. Using tools J-37105-1 and -2, 500-2 and J-36661-2, press out the wheel bearing as shown.
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  17. Clean the steering knuckle bore.

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    Fig. Removing the front wheel hub



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    Fig. Removing the front wheel bearing

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To install:

  1. Install the outer snap ring.
  2.  
  3. Using the same tools as removal, press the new wheel bearing into position.
  4.  
  5. Install the inner snap ring.
  6.  
  7. Using the same tools as removal, press the new wheel hub into position.
  8.  
  9. Install the steering knuckle and install front strut bolts and tighten to 74 ft. lbs. (100 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Install the front axle shaft to the front wheel hub.
  12.  
  13. Install the backing plate.
  14.  
  15. Install the wheels.
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