GM Metro/Sprint 1985-1993 Repair Guide

Rear Wheel Bearings

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
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  3. Remove the wheel assembly.
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  5. Remove the dust cap, the cotter pin, the castle nut and the washer.
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  7. Loosen the adjusting nuts of the parking brake cable.
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  9. Remove the plug from the rear of the backing plate. Insert a suitable tool through the hole, making contact with the shoe hold-down spring, then push the spring to release the parking brake shoe lever.
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  11. Using a slide hammer tool and a brake drum remover tool, pull the brake drum from the halfshaft.
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  13. Using a brass drift and a hammer, drive the rear wheel bearings from the brake drum.
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When installing the wheel bearings, face the sealed sides (numbered sides) outward. Fill the wheel bearing cavity with bearing grease.

  1. Drive the new bearings into the brake drum with the bearing installation tool.
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  3. To install, use a new seal and reverse the removal procedures. Torque the hub castle nut to 41 ft. lbs. (55 Nm). Bleed the brake system. Operate the brakes 3-5 times to obtain the proper drum-to-shoe clearance. Adjust the parking brake cable.
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