Dakota 2006-2007

Wheel Bearings

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Adjustment



These models utilize a hub/bearing assembly which is not adjustable.

Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the vehicle.
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  5. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
  6.  
  7. Remove the brake caliper and rotor.
  8.  
  9. Remove the ABS wheel speed sensor if equipped.
  10.  
  11. Remove the halfshaft nut on 4WD models.
    NOTE
    Do not strike the knuckle with a hammer to remove the tie rod end or the ball joint. Damage to the steering knuckle will occur.

  12.  
  13. Pull down on the steering knuckle to separate the halfshaft from the hub/bearing on 4WD models.
  14.  
  15. Remove the three hub/bearing mounting bolts from the steering knuckle.
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  17. Slide the hub/bearing out of the steering knuckle.
  18.  
  19. Remove the brake dust shield.

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    Fig. Front hub installation

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To install:

  1. Install the brake dust shield.
  2.  
  3. Install the hub/bearing into the steering knuckle and tighten the bolts to 120 ft. lbs. (163 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the brake rotor and caliper.
  6.  
  7. Install the ABS wheel speed sensor if equipped.
  8.  
  9. Install the halfshaft on 4WD models.
  10.  
  11. Install the wheel and tire assembly.
  12.  
  13. Remove the support and lower vehicle.
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