The rear wheel bearing/hub assembly is permanently lubricated and sealed at the factory. No periodic lubrication or maintenance is required. The bearing is a sealed unit with the wheel hub and can only be removed and/or replaced as one unit.
- Raise the vehicle and support safely. Remove the rear wheel.
- Remove the brake caliper and rotor if equipped with rear disc brakes. Remove the brake drum if equipped with drum brakes.
- Remove the bearing dust cap using a suitable prybar.
- Remove the cotter pin, nut retainer, nut, washer and bearing/hub assembly from the spindle.
- Install the bearing/hub assembly. Install the bearing/hub assembly washer and retaining nut. Tighten the nut to 124 ft. lbs. (168 Nm). Install the nut retainer and new cotter pin. Bend over the cotter pin.
- Install the dust cap.
- Install the brake drum or rotor and caliper assembly.
- Install the rear wheel and tighten the lug nuts, in sequence, to 95-100 ft. lbs. (129-135 Nm). Lower the vehicle safely.
- Road test vehicle to verify no excessive noise from rear wheel bearing area.