The bearings on the front and rear wheels are a one piece cartridge design and cannot be adjusted. If wheel bearing play is excessive, check the wheel hub retainer nut for proper torque. If the torque is correct, replacement of the wheel bearing is required.
Removal & Installation
- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
- Loosen the strut center nut 5 turns.
- Loose the wheel hub retaining nut.
Remove or disconnect the following:
- Separate the wheel hub from the halfshaft using a suitable puller.
- Remove the steering knuckle pinch bolt
- Release the knuckle using a suitable lever and remove from the vehicle.
- Remove the wheel hub and outer bearing race using Special Tool 205-D064
- Remove the bearing inner ring using Special Tools 204-180 and 205-D064
- Remove the snap ring from the knuckle.
- Reassemble the bearing cage to the bearing inner and install to the wheel knuckle.
Using Special Tools 205-153, 204-023 and 206-054, remove the bearing outer ring from the wheel knuckle.
Press the bearing into the hub using Special Tools 205-153 and 205-140.
- Install the snap ring.
- Press the hub into the wheel bearing using Special Tools 205-153, 204-023 and 206-054.
- Draw the stub shaft into the wheel hub with Halfshaft installer 205-379.
Install or connect the following:
Steering knuckle. Tighten the pinch bolt to 85 ft. lbs. (115 Nm).
- Tighten the strut center nuts to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
- Check the wheel alignment and adjust as necessary.