The rear wheel bearings are not adjustable. If the bearings make noise or become loose, they must be replaced.
Removal & Installation
With Drum Brakes
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
- Remove the anti-lock sensor retaining bolt and remove the sensor.
- Remove the brake drum retainer and the brake drum.
Remove the hub retaining nut dust cover.
NOTEDo not use an impact gun to remove the hub retainer nut.
- Remove the wheel hub retainer nut.
Slide the hub and bearing assembly off of the spindle.
- Reinstall the hub and bearing assembly to the spindle.
Reinstall the hub retainer nut. Tighten the retainer nut to 170-192 ft. lbs. (230-260 Nm).
WARNINGDo not use an impact gun to tighten the hub retainer nut, otherwise the bearings may be damaged.
- Install the hub retaining nut dust cover.
- Reinstall the brake drum.
- Check the brake shoes for proper adjustment.
- Reinstall the anti-lock sensor and the retaining bolt. Tighten the retaining bolt to 7-8 ft. lbs. (9-11 Nm).
- Reinstall the wheel and tire assembly. Tighten the wheel nuts to 62 ft. lbs. (85 Nm).
- Lower the vehicle until the wheels are supporting the vehicles weight. This will properly load the suspension.
- Tighten the spindle-to-control arm bolt to 52-79 ft. lbs. (70-98 Nm).
- Tighten the tie rod-to-spindle bolt to 75-102 ft. lbs. (102-135 Nm).
- Finish lowering the vehicle.
- Road test the vehicle and check for proper operation.