REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1 and 2All Models except AWD Vehicles
- Raise and safely support the vehicle on jackstands.
- Remove wheel and tire assembly. Remove grease cap from the hub.
- Remove the pin, nut retainer, adjusting nut and flatwasher from spindle. Discard the cotter pin.
- Pull hub and drum assembly off spindle being careful not to drop outer bearing during removal.
- Remove the outer bearing assembly.
- Using a seal remover, remove and discard grease seal. Remove inner bearing assembly from hub.
- Wipe all lubricant from spindle and inside of hub. Cover spindle with a clean cloth and vacuum all loose dust and dirt from brake assembly. Carefully remove cloth to prevent dirt from falling on spindle.
- Clean both bearing assemblies and cups using solvent. inspect bearing assemblies and cups for excessive wear, scratches, pits or other damage. Replace all worn or damaged parts as required.
Allow the solvent to dry before repacking bearings. Do not spin-dry bearings with air pressure.
- If cups are replaced, remove them with wheel hub cup remover D80L-927-A and bearing cup puller T77F-1102-A or equivalent.
- If inner or outer bearing cups were removed, install replacement cups using driver handle T80T-4000-W and bearing cup replacers T77F-1202-A and T73T-1217-A or equivalent. Support drum hub on wood block to pre}vent damage. Insure cups are properly seated in hub.
Do not use cone and roller assembly to install cup as this will cause damage to bearing cup and cone and roller assembly.
- Ensure all spindle and bearing surfaces are clean.
- Using a bearing packer, pack bearing assemblies with a suitable wheel bearing grease. If a packer is not available, work in as much grease as possible between the rollers and the cages. Grease the cup surfaces.
- Place inner bearing cone and roller assembly} in inner cup. Apply light film of grease to lips of a new grease seal and install seal with rear hub seal replacer T81P-1249-A or equivalent. Ensure retainer flange is seated all around.
- Apply light film of grease on spindle shaft bearing surfaces.
- Install hub and drum assembly on spindle. Keep hub centered on spindle to prevent damage to grease seal and spindle threads.
- Install outer bearing assembly and keyed flat washer on spindle. Install adjusting nut finger-tight. Adjust wheel bearings. Install a new cotter pin.
- Install wheel and tire on drum.
- Lower vehicle.
- Road test the vehicle.
- Raise and support the vehicle safely on jackstands. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
- Remove the brake drum. Remove the parking brake cable from the brake backing plate.
- Remove the brake line from the wheel cylinder. Remove the outboard U-joint retaining bolts. Remove the outboard end of the halfshaft from the wheel stub shaft yoke and wire it to the control arm.
- Remove and discard the control arm to spindle bolt, washer and nut. Remove the tie rod nut, bushing and washer and discard the nut.
- Remove and discard the 2 bolts retaining the spindle to the strut. Remove the spindle from the vehicle. Mount the spindle and backing plate assembly in a suitable vise.
- Remove the cotter pin and nut attaching the stub shaft yoke to the stub shaft. Discard the cotter pin.
- Remove the spindle and backing plate assembly from the vise. Remove the stub shaft yoke using a 2 jaw puller and shaft protector. After removing end yoke from spindle assembly, inspect the nylon bushing and replace, as necessary.
- Position the spindle and backing plate assembly into a vise and remove the wheel stub shaft.
- Remove the snapring retaining the bearing. Remove the bolts retaining the spindle to the backing plate and remove the backing plate.
- Remove the spindle from the vise and mount it into a suitable press. With the spindle side facing upward, carefully press out the bearing from the spindle, using a driver handle and bearing cup driver. Discard the bearing after removal.
- Mount the spindle in a press, spindle side facing down. Position a new bearing in the outboard side of the spindle and carefully press in the new bearing using a driver handle and bearing installer.
- Remove the spindle from the press and mount it in a vise. Install the snapring retaining the bearing. Position the backing plate to the spindle and install the retaining bolts.
- Install the wheel stub shaft. Install the stub shaft yoke and attaching nut. Tighten the nut to 120-150 ft. lbs. (163-203 Nm) and install a new cotter pin.
- Remove the spindle and backing plate assembly from the vise. Position the spindle onto the tie rod and then into the strut lower bracket. Insert 2 new strut-to-spindle bolts. Do not tighten at this time.
- Install the tie rod bushing washer and new nut. Install the new control arm to spindle bolt, washers and nut. Do not tighten them at this time.
- Install a jack stand to support the suspension at the normal curb height before tightening the fasteners.
- Tighten the spindle-to-strut bolts to 70-96 ft. lbs. (95-130 Nm). Tighten the tie rod nut to 52-74 ft. lbs.(70-100 Nm). Tighten the control arm to spindle nut to 60-86 ft. lbs. (81-117 Nm).
- Position the outboard end of the halfshaft to the wheel stub shaft yoke. Install the retaining caps and bolts and tighten them to 15-17 ft. lbs. (20-23 Nm).
- Install the brake line to the wheel cylinder. Install the parking brake cable and brake drum. Install the wheel assembly, torque the lugs nuts to 80-105 ft. lbs. (108-142 Nm).
- Lower the vehicle and bleed the brake system. Check and adjust the toe, if necessary.
- Road test the vehicle.
The Bearings on 4WD vehicles are not adjustable.All Models Except AWD
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Remove wheel cover or ornament and nut covers. Remove grease cap from hub.
- Remove cotter pin and nut retainer. Discard the cotter pin.
- Back-off adjusting nut 1 full turn. Ensure nut turns freely on spindle threads. Correct any binding condition.
- Tighten the adjusting nut to 17-1 ft. lbs. (23-34 Nm) while rotating hub and drum assembly to seat the bearings. Loosen the adjusting nut 1 / 2 turn and, then tighten adjusting nut to 24-28 inch lbs. (2.7-3.2 Nm) using an inch lb. torque wrench.
- Position adjusting nut retainer over adjusting nut so slots in nut retainer flange are in line with cotter pin hole in spline.
- Install a new cotter pin and bend ends around retainer flange.
- Check hub rotation. If hub rotates freely, install grease cap. If not, check bearings for damage and replace as necessary.
- Install wheel and tire assembly, wheel cover or ornaments, and nut covers as required.
- Lower the vehicle. Road test the car.