GM Bonneville/Eighty Eight/LeSabre 1986-1999

Hub and Bearings

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
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WARNING
Never hammer on the brake drum, as this could damage the brake drum.

  1. Remove the brake drum from the vehicle. It may be necessary to remove the ABS sensor wiring connector, if equipped.
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The bolts that attach the hub and bearing assembly also support the brake assembly. When removing these bolts, support the brake components with a suitable piece of wire. Do NOT let the brake line or ABS electrical wire support the brake assembly.

  1. Unfasten the four retaining bolts, then remove the hub and bearing assembly from the axle.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the rear hub and bearing assembly

To install:
  1. Install the hub and bearing assembly to the axle and secure with the four retaining bolts. Tighten the bolts to 52 ft. lbs. (70 Nm).
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  3. Install the brake drum. If necessary, attach the ABS sensor wiring connector.
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  5. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
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  7. Carefully lower the vehicle. Tighten the wheel lug nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (136 Nm).
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