REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
The rear wheel bearing and hub unit are replaced as a unit.
- With the vehicle on the ground, loosen the spindle nut.
- Raise the vehicle and support it safely.
- Remove the rear wheels.
- Remove the brake disc retaining screws.
- Unbolt the brake hose brackets from the knuckle.
- Remove the caliper bracket mounting bolts and hang the caliper out of the way with a piece of wire.
- Remove the brake disc. If the disc is frozen on the hub, screw two 8 x 1.25mm bolts evenly into the disc to push it away from the hub.
- Remove the spindle nut and pull the hub unit off of the spindle.
Clean the backing plate and the mating surfaces of the brake disc and hub with brake cleaner. Clean the spindle, washer, and hub with solvent.
- Inspect the hub unit for signs of damage or wear. If the bearings are worn, the entire unit must be replaced.
- Install the hub unit and spindle washer onto the spindle. Install the spindle nut but do not tighten it.
- Install the brake disc and tighten the retaining screws to 7 ft. lbs. (10 Nm).
- Install the brake caliper and tighten the mounting bolts to 28 ft. lbs. (39 Nm). Install the brake hose brackets onto the knuckle and tighten the bolts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).
- Install the rear wheels and lower the vehicle.
- With the vehicle on the ground, tighten the new spindle nut to 181 ft. lbs. (245 Nm), then stake the nut with a punch.
- Tighten the wheel nuts to 80 ft. lbs. (108 Nm).
- Test the operation of the brakes.
The wheel bearings are not adjustable or repairable and should be replaced if found defective.