Lexus GX470 2003-06

Wheel Bearings

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Adjustment





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Fig. Front hub and related parts-GX470

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
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No adjustment is possible. Check for axle hub backlash and axle hub deviation. If either exceeds 0.0020 in., replace the bearing.

Removal & Installation



  1. Remove the wheel.
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  3. Remove the caliper.
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  5. Remove the hub grease cap.
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  7. Remove the cotter pin.
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  9. Remove the hub nut.
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  11. Remove the speed sensor.
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  13. Remove the stabilizer links from the knuckles.
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  15. Remove the tie rod end from the knuckle.
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  17. Remove the lower arm from the knuckle.
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  19. Remove the upper arm from the knuckle.
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  21. Remove the hub/knuckle assembly from the shaft.
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  23. Mount the assembly in a vise.
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  25. Remove the knuckle oil seal.
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  27. Remove the 4 bolts and remove the hub assembly from the knuckle.
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  29. Using SST 09710-30021 and its components, remove the bearing from the hub.
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  31. Remove the oil seal.
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To install:

  1. Using a seal driver, install a new seal.
    NOTE
    Take care to avoid damage to the spacer.

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  3. Press a new bearing into the hub.
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  5. Coat a new O-ring with MP grease and install it in the hub.
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  7. Attach the hub to the knuckle. Torque to 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm).
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  9. Install a new knuckle oil seal.
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  11. The remainder of installation is the reverse of removal. Observe the following torques:

    Upper arm ball stud nut: 81 ft. lbs. (110 Nm)
     
    Lower arm ball joint attachment bolts: 166 ft. lbs. (225 Nm)
     
    Tie rod end ball stud nut: 67 ft. lbs. (91 Nm)
     
    Stabilizer end links: 52 ft. lbs. (70 Nm)
     
    Hub nut: 173 ft. lbs. (235 Nm)
     

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