Mazda 323/MX-3/626/MX-6/Millenia/Protégé 1990-1998 and Ford Probe 1993-1997

Rear Wheel Bearings

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 and 2

  1. Loosen the lug nuts on the rear wheels.
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  3. Block the front wheels, then raise and safely support the rear of the vehicle securely on jackstands.
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  5. Remove the rear wheels.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the rear wheel hub and bearing assembly (disc brake model shown, drum is similar)

  1. If equipped with drum brakes, remove the drum.
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  3. If equipped with disc brakes, remove the caliper and the rotor assembly from the hub.
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  5. Remove the hub dust cover.
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  7. Raise the staked portion of the hub retaining nut with a hammer and chisel. Remove and discard the nut.
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  9. Pull the hub and bearing assembly from the spindle.
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  11. The wheel bearings are not serviceable. If the bearings are bad, a new hub/bearing assembly must be installed.
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Fig. Fig. 2: When installing the new hub nut, make sure to stake it into the notch on the spindle

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. If necessary, adjust the brake assembly.
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