Maxima 2007

Wheel Bearings

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Specific to:

Nissan 350Z 2007-2008

Nissan Maxima 2007-2008


NOTE
Whenever the hub or bearing assemblies are removed, the wheel bearing must be replaced. Never reuse the old bearing assembly.

The wheel bearings are sealed and are not adjustable. If defective, replacement is the only option.

Removal & Installation



Specific to:

Nissan Maxima 2007-2008


NOTE
Whenever the hub or bearing assembly is removed, the wheel bearing assembly must be replaced. Never reuse the old bearing assembly.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front axle shaft nut and shaft
     
    Lower ball joint from knuckle
     
    Strut bolts from knuckle
     
    Steering link from knuckle
     
    Hub with the inner race from the steering knuckle, using a shop press and a suitable tool
     
    Bearing inner race from the hub, using a shop press and a suitable tool
     
    Outer grease seal
     
    Inner grease seal from the steering knuckle, using a prybar
     
    Inner and outer snaprings from the steering knuckle, using snapring pliers
     
    Sealed bearing assembly from the steering knuckle, using a shop press and a suitable tool
     

  4.  
  5. Inspect the hub, steering knuckle and snaprings for cracks and/or wear; if necessary, replace the damaged part(s).
  6.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Inner snapring in the steering knuckle groove
     
    New wheel bearing assembly into the steering knuckle, using a shop press and a suitable tool, until it seats, using a maximum pressure of 3 tons (2722 kg)

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    Fig. Typical method of installing the wheel bearing

     
    Outer snapring
     
    Pack the new grease seal lips with multi-purpose grease
     
    New outer grease seal into the steering knuckle, using a shop press and a suitable tool
     
    Hub into the steering knuckle, using a shop press and a suitable tool, until it seats, using a maximum pressure of 5.5 tons (4990 kg); be careful not to damage the grease seal

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    Fig. Use a press to install the hub into the knuckle assembly

     

  2.  
  3. To check the bearing operation, perform the following procedures:
    1. Increase the press pressure to 3.5-5.0 tons (3175-4536 kg).
    2.  
    3. Spin the steering knuckle, several turns, in both directions.
    4.  
    5. Be sure the wheel bearings operate smoothly.
    6.  

  4.  
  5. If the wheel bearings do not operate smoothly, replace the wheel bearing assembly.
  6.  
  7. Install the knuckle assembly.
  8.  
  9. Install the halfshaft into the hub. Torque the locknut to 174-231 ft. lbs. (235-314 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Install the wheel assembly and lower the vehicle.
  12.  
  13. Road test the vehicle and verify proper operation.
  14.  

 
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