Catera 2000-2001

Wheel Bearings



The wheel bearings are not adjustable.

Cleaning & Repacking

The wheel bearings are not serviceable.

Removal & Installation

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

    Front wheel
    Brake pad wear indicator wire from the strut bracket
    Brake hose from the strut bracket
    Caliper bolts from the steering knuckle
    Brake caliper. The brake system should remain closed.
    Brake rotor and setscrew
    Dust cap from the hub
    Hub with the bearing
    Bearing by pressing it from the hub


To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Bearing onto the spindle and press the outer bearing ring into the hub
    Hub nut. Torque the nut to 236 ft. lbs. (320 Nm).
    Dust cap to the hub
    Brake rotor and setscrew. Torque the screw to 35 inch lbs. (4 Nm).
    Brake caliper to the steering knuckle after cleaning the bolt holes with an M12 x 1.5 tap and coating the new bolts with a thread locking compound. Torque the bolts to 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm), plus a 37 degree turn.
    Brake hose to the strut bracket with a retaining clip
    Brake pad wear indicator wire to the strut
    Front wheel

  3. Road test the vehicle.
  5. Check and/or adjust the front end alignment.

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    Fig. Cut-away view of the hub/wheel bearing assembly and steering knuckle