Chrysler Full-Size Trucks 1989-1996 Repair Guide

Front Wheel Bearings

Print

REPLACEMENT



See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle on jackstands.
  2.  
  3. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  4.  



Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Fig. 1: Remove the wheel bearing adjusting nut

  1. Remove the caliper and disc brake pads.
  2.  



Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Fig. 2: Exploded view of the bearing retaining hardware used for the 4WD Pick-up and Ramcharger

  1. Remove the dust cap.
  2.  
  3. Remove the cotter pin, castellated nut lock, wheel bearing nut and washer from the spindle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the outer wheel bearing.
  6.  
  7. Remove the rotor with the inner wheel bearing from the spindle. Remove the grease seal.
  8.  

To install:
  1. Lubricate and install the inner wheel bearing. Install a new grease seal.
  2.  



Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Fig. 3: Don't forget the hub washer when installing the front wheel bearings

  1. Install the rotor to the spindle.
  2.  



Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Fig. 4: This exploded view shows the correct order of installation for the spring washer, nut lock and cotter pin

  1. Lubricate and install the outer wheel bearing, washer and nut. When the bearing preload is properly set, install the nut lock and a new cotter pin.
  2.  



Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Fig. 5: Install a new cotter pin as shown

  1. Install the grease cap.
  2.  
  3. Install the brake pads and caliper.
  4.  
  5. Install the wheel.
  6.  

ADJUSTMENT



  1. Tighten the wheel bearing nut to 20-25 ft. lbs. (27-34 Nm) while turning the rotor.
  2.  
  3. Loosen the wheel bearing adjusting nut completely.
  4.  
  5. Tighten the nut finger-tight.
  6.  
  7. Check the wheel bearing end-play. The specification is 0.001-0.003 in. (0.025-0.076mm).
  8.  
  9. Install the nut lock and cotter pin.
  10.  

 
label.common.footer.alt.autozoneLogo