GM Cavalier/Sunfire 1995-2000 Repair Guide

Front Hub and Bearing

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8



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Fig. Fig. 1: Remove the hub nut from the axle shaft and ...



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Fig. Fig. 2: ... the washer behind it



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Fig. Fig. 3: Remove the brake caliper from the hub assembly and support it using mechanic's wire or another suitable device



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Fig. Fig. 4: Remove the rotor from the hub assembly



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Fig. Fig. 5: The hub retaining bolts are accessible through the hole in the hub



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Fig. Fig. 6: Remove the hub retaining bolts



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Fig. Fig. 7: After removing the axle nut and the hub retaining bolts, pull the hub straight out to remove it

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  4.  
  5. Remove the drive axle nut.
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  7. Remove the brake caliper bolts and support the brake caliper to the side.
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  9. Remove the brake rotor.
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  11. Remove the 3 bolts that go through the steering knuckle from the back of the knuckle. Rust buildup may require a generous application of penetrating oil where the hub fits into the knuckle.
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  13. Remove the hub and bearing assembly from the steering knuckle.
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To install:
  1. Install hub and bearing assembly to steering knuckle while carefully inserting the drive axle through hub assembly.
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  3. Install hub and bearing bolts and tighten to 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm).
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  5. Install the brake rotor.
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  7. Install the brake caliper and bolts.
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  9. Install the axle nut and tighten it to 185 ft. lbs. (260 Nm).
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  11. Install the tire and wheel assembly and tighten the lugnuts to 100 ft. lbs. (140 Nm).
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  13. Lower the vehicle.
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  15. Road test the vehicle and verify proper operation.
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Fig. Fig. 8: Exploded view of the front hub and bearing assembly

 
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