GM Lumina/Silhouette/Transport APVs 1990-1999 Repair Guide

Hub and Bearing

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REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION



  1. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  2.  
  3. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  4.  


WARNING
Do not hammer on the brake drum or damage to the bearing could result.

  1. Remove the brake drum.
  2.  


WARNING
The bolts, which attach the hub and bearing assembly support the brake assembly. When removing these bolts, support the brake assembly with a wire or other means.

  1. Remove the attaching bolts, then remove the hub and bearing assembly from the axle.
  2.  

See Figures 1, 2 and 3

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Fig. Fig. 1: A deep socket fits through the opening in the hub flange to ...



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Fig. Fig. 2: ... unbolt the hub from the axle



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Fig. Fig. 3: The rear hub and bearing is attached with four bolts. Some vehicles use Torx® bolts, so you will need the proper tools for removal

To install:
  1. Install the hub and bearing assembly to the rear axle and tighten the retaining bolts to 45 ft. lbs. (60 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Install the brake drum.
  4.  
  5. Install the tire and wheel assembly, then carefully lower the vehicle.
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