Aztek, Rendezvous 2001-2005

Wheel Bearings

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Adjustment



Both front and rear wheel bearings are integral to the hub assembly and are not adjustable. If the bearings are found to be defective, the hub assembly must be replaced.

Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    Wheel speed sensor electrical connector and the connector from the bracket
     
    Brake caliper and bracket
     
    Brake rotor
     
    Halfshaft nut
     

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  5. Attach a front hub spindle removal tool to the wheel bearing/hub.
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  7. Push the halfshaft out of the wheel bearing hub assembly.
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  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheel bearing/hub bolts and discard them
     
    Wheel bearing/hub assembly

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    Fig. Use a pullet to separate the hub from the halfshaft



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    Fig. Front hub and bearing assembly mounting

     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:
    CAUTION
    The wheel bearing/hub bolts must be replaced whenever they are loosened or removed.



    Wheel bearing/hub assembly
     



    New wheel bearing/hub bolts. Torque them to 96 ft. lbs. (130 Nm).
     
    Halfshaft nut. Torque it to 192 ft. lbs. (260 Nm).
     
    Brake rotor
     
    Brake caliper. Torque the bolts to 26 ft. lbs. (35 Nm).
     
    Wheel speed sensor electrical connector to the bracket
     
    Wheel speed sensor electrical connector
     
    Front wheel
     

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  3. Road test the vehicle and check the front alignment, adjust if necessary.

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    Fig. View of the front steering assembly

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