Century, Grand Prix, Impala, Intrigue, Lumina, Monte Carlo, Regal 2001-2005

Wheel Bearings

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Adjustment



The wheel bearings are not adjustable. If a wheel bearing is out of specification, it must be replaced. Using a dial indicator, check for looseness. If it exceeds 0.005 in. (0.127mm) on drum or disc brakes the bearing wear is excessive and the hub and bearing should be replaced.

The wheel bearings are not adjustable. If a wheel bearing is out of specification, it must be replaced. Using a dial indicator, check for looseness. If it exceeds 0.005 in. (0.127mm) on drum or disc brakes the bearing wear is excessive and the hub and bearing should be replaced.

The wheel bearings are not adjustable. If a wheel bearing is out of specification, it must be replaced. Using a dial indicator, check for looseness. If it exceeds 0.005 in. (0.127mm) on drum or disc brakes the bearing wear is excessive and the hub and bearing should be replaced.

Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    Wheel Speed Sensor (WSS) electrical connector
     
    Brake caliper and bracket
     
    Rotor
     
    Driveshaft nut
     

  4.  
  5. Install a front hub removal tool to the wheel bearing/hub assembly with three wheel nuts. Use the tool to push the driveshaft out of the wheel bearing/hub.
  6.  
  7. Remove the wheel bearing/hub assembly and discard the bolts.
  8.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Wheel bearing/hub assembly using new bolts and torque them to 96 ft. lbs. (130 Nm)
     
    New drive shaft nut and torque it to 118 ft. lbs. (160 Nm)
     
    Brake rotor
     
    Front caliper with the bracket
     
    WSS electrical connector
     
    Front wheel
     

  2.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    Wheel Speed Sensor (WSS) electrical connector
     
    Brake caliper and bracket
     
    Rotor
     
    Driveshaft nut
     

  4.  
  5. Install a front hub removal tool to the wheel bearing/hub assembly with three wheel nuts. Use the tool to push the driveshaft out of the wheel bearing/hub.
  6.  
  7. Remove the wheel bearing/hub assembly and discard the bolts.
  8.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Wheel bearing/hub assembly using new bolts and torque them to 96 ft. lbs. (130 Nm)
     
    New drive shaft nut and torque it to 118 ft. lbs. (160 Nm) on all except Impala models or 159 ft. lbs. (215 Nm) on Impala models
     
    Brake rotor
     
    Front caliper with the bracket and torque the bracket bolts to 137 ft. lbs. (185 Nm) and the caliper mounting bolts to 63 ft. lbs. (85 Nm)
     
    WSS electrical connector
     
    Front wheel
     

  2.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    Wheel Speed Sensor (WSS) electrical connector
     
    Brake caliper and bracket
     
    Rotor
     
    Driveshaft nut
     

  4.  
  5. Install a front hub removal tool to the wheel bearing/hub assembly with three wheel nuts. Use the tool to push the driveshaft out of the wheel bearing/hub.
  6.  
  7. Remove the wheel bearing/hub assembly and discard the bolts.
  8.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Wheel bearing/hub assembly using new bolts and torque them to 96 ft. lbs. (130 Nm)
     
    New drive shaft nut and torque it to 118 ft. lbs. (160 Nm)
     
    Brake rotor
     
    Front caliper with the bracket
     
    WSS electrical connector
     
    Front wheel
     

  2.  

 
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