The wheel bearings on these vehicles are not adjustable. To check if the bearing requires service, remove the wheel and tire assembly, brake caliper and disc brake rotor. Install a dial indicator with the indicator foot resting on the wheel hub. Try to move the hub in and out. If there is more than 0.002 in. (0.05mm) bearing play, check the wheel hub nut torque or replace the hub and bearing assembly.
- Check the hub for cracks and the splines for wear.
- Check the snap ring for cracks or damage.
- Check the knuckle inner surface for scoring and cracks.
Cleaning & Repacking
If bearings are worn, replace with a new bearing assembly. The assembly contains sealed bearings.
Removal & Installation
- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
Remove or disconnect the following:
- Remove the snap ring from the knuckle assembly.
Using Special Tool 0K-130-331-AA0A or equivalent slide hammer, disconnect the hub from the knuckle.
Using special Tool 09455-21000 and 09545-34100 or equivalent gear puller, remove the wheel bearing inner race from the hub.
- Remove the dust cover.
Using Special Tool 09216-21600 and 09216-22100, remove the wheel bearing outer race from the knuckle.
- Apply a thin coat of grease to the knuckle and bearing contact surfaces.
Using Special Tool 09216-21100, press the bearing into the knuckle.
- Install the snap ring into the groove of the knuckle.
- Install the dust cover.
Using Special Tool 09545-21100, press the hub onto the knuckle.
WARNINGDo not press against the outer race of the wheel bearing. Damage to the bearing assembly could occur.
- Tighten the hub to the knuckle using Special Tool 09517-21500 to 148 ft. lbs. (200 Nm).
- Rotate the hub to the seat the wheel bearing assembly.
Measure the wheel bearing turning torque using Special Tools 0951-21500 and 09532-11600. Torque value should equal 9 inch lbs. (1 Nm) or less.
- The remainder of the installation is the reverse of removal.