GrandCaravan 2008

Wheel Hubs & Bearings

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Adjustment



Specific to:

Chrysler Town & Country 2008-2009

Dodge Grand Caravan 2008-2009

These models utilize a hub/bearing assembly which is not adjustable.

Removal & Installation



Specific to:

Chrysler Town & Country 2008-2009

Dodge Grand Caravan 2008-2009

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  5. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
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  7. With the aid of a helper applying the brakes to keep the front hub from turning, remove the hub nut from the axle halfshaft stub shaft.

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    Fig. Remove the hub nut (1) from the axle halfshaft stub shaft (2)

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  9. Remove the front brake rotor. Refer to Front Disc Brakes, Rotor, removal & installation.
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  11. Remove the screws fastening the brake shield to the knuckle, then remove the brake shield.
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  13. Disconnect the vehicle wiring harness from the wheel speed sensor connector.
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  15. Unclip the wheel speed sensor connector from the bracket on the frame rail.
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  17. Remove the screw fastening the wheel speed sensor routing bracket to the mounting flange on the strut.
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  19. Remove the screw fastening the wheel speed sensor routing bracket to the knuckle.
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  21. Push in on the end of the halfshaft (3) stub shaft, pushing its splines out of the hub splines.
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  23. Remove the 4 hub and bearing mounting bolts (2) from the rear of the steering knuckle (1).
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  25. Remove the hub and bearing with the wheel speed sensor from the steering knuckle.

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    Fig. Remove the hub and bearing with the wheel speed sensor from the steering knuckle

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To install:


NOTE
The hub and bearing mounting surfaces on the knuckle and the stub shaft (2) must be smooth and completely free of foreign material or nicks prior to installing the hub and bearing assembly.

  1. Make sure the isolation washer (1) is located on the halfshaft stub shaft (2). The washer is bi-directional, and can be installed in either direction.
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  3. Install the hub and bearing (3) onto the halfshaft stub shaft (2) and into the knuckle until it is squarely seated on the face of the knuckle. Make sure the wheel speed sensor is positioned toward the rear of the vehicle.