Equinox 2005-2007, Torrent 2006-07

Wheel Bearings

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Adjustment



The wheel bearings are not adjustable and must be replaced if necessary.

Removal & Installation



  1. Remove the rear brake drum, 2005-06 models.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rear brake rotor, 2007 models.
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  5. On vehicles with all-wheel drive, remove the halfshaft spindle nut.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the wheel speed sensor electrical connector, if equipped.
    NOTE
    Do not damage the halfshaft joint seal.

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  9. Support the halfshaft with heavy mechanic's wire, or equivalent.
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  11. Remove the wheel bearing/hub mounting bolts.
  12.  
  13. Remove the wheel bearing/hub assembly from the suspension knuckle.

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    Fig. Rear hub/bearing bolts

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To install:

  1. Install the wheel bearing/hub assembly to the steering knuckle.
  2.  
  3. Install the wheel bearing/hub mounting bolts. Tighten the bolts as follows:

    2005-06 Models: 62 ft. lbs. (84 Nm)
     
    2007 Models: 52 ft. lbs. (70 Nm)
     

  4.  
  5. On all-wheel drive vehicles, install the halfshaft spindle nut. Tighten the nut to 92 ft. lbs. (125 Nm).
  6.  
  7. If equipped, route the wheel speed sensor electrical harness through the backing plate and seat the grommet.
  8.  
  9. Connect the wheel speed sensor electrical connector.
  10.  
  11. Install the rear brake drum or brake rotor.
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