Malibu, Malibu MAXX 2006-2008

Wheel Bearings

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Adjustment



These vehicles are equipped with sealed hub and bearing assemblies. The hub and bearing assemblies are non-serviceable. If the assembly is damaged, the complete unit must be replaced.

Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Raise and support the vehicle.
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  5. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
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  7. Remove the brake rotor.
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  9. Disconnect the electrical connector from the wheel speed sensor, if equipped with Antilock Brake System (ABS).
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  11. Remove the stabilizer link bolt at the knuckle and position the stabilizer link out of the way in order to provide access to the wheel bearing hub nuts.
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  13. Remove the 4 wheel bearing hub assembly nuts.
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  15. Remove the wheel bearing hub assembly from the knuckle.

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    Fig. Hub and bearing assembly removal

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To install:

  1. Install the wheel bearing hub assembly to the knuckle.
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  3. Install the 4 wheel bearing hub assembly nuts and tighten to 47 ft. lbs. (63 Nm).
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  5. Connect the stabilizer link bolt at the knuckle and tighten to 41 ft. lbs. (55 Nm).
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  7. Connect the electrical connector to the wheel speed sensor, if equipped with ABS.
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  9. Install the brake rotor.
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  11. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
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  13. Lower the vehicle.
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