Mazda Tribute 2001-06

Wheel Bearings

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Removal & Installation



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

    Negative battery cable
     
    Front wheel
     
    Brake disc
     
    Wheel hub nut
     
    Tie rod end cotter pin and nut
     
    Tie rod end from the knuckle
     
    Antilock Brake System (ABS) sensor bolt and move the sensor aside, if equipped
     
    Lower ball joint from the knuckle
     
    Halfshaft from the knuckle and properly support the halfshaft
     
    Steering knuckle
     

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  5. Press the hub from the wheel bearing and knuckle
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  7. Press the inner wheel bearing race from the knuckle and remove the snapring
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NOTE
The above step will not be necessary if the inner race remains with the knuckle.

  1. Press the outer wheel bearing race from the knuckle
  2.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Wheel bearing into the steering knuckle
     
    Snapring
     
    Wheel hub into the wheel bearing by using a press
     
    Steering knuckle. Torque the bolts to 85 ft. lbs. (115 Nm).
     
    Halfshaft into the wheel hub
     
    Pinch bolt to knuckle. Torque the nut to 52 ft. lbs. (70 Nm).
     
    Ball joint stud into the knuckle
     
    ABS sensor. Torque the bolt to 80 inch lbs. (9 Nm), if equipped
     
    Tie rod end to the knuckle. Torque the nut to 41 ft. lbs. (55 Nm).
     
    New cotter pin to the tie rod end nut
     
    Wheel hub. Torque the nut to 214 ft. lbs. (290 Nm).
     
    Brake disc
     
    Front wheel
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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Fig. Front hub and related components

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  4.  
  5. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
    NOTE
    If removing the wheel hub, the wheel bearing must be replaced.

  6.  
  7. Remove the wheel knuckle.

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    Fig. Using the special tool, press the wheel hub from the wheel bearing-front hub/bearing

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  9. Using the special tool, press the wheel hub from the wheel bearing.
    NOTE
    This step may not be necessary if the inner wheel bearing race remains in the wheel knuckle after removing the wheel hub.



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    Fig. Using the special tool, press the inner wheel bearing race from the wheel hub-front hub/bearing

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  11. Using the special tool, press the inner wheel bearing race from the wheel hub.
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  13. Remove the snapring.

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    Fig. Using the special tools, press the outer wheel bearing race from the wheel knuckle-front hub/bearing

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  15. Using the special tools, press the outer wheel bearing race from the wheel knuckle.
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To install:

  1. Position the wheel knuckle in a vise.
    NOTE
    Special Tool 205-278 is not seen in place. It is located behind the wheel knuckle.



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    Fig. Using the special tools, install the wheel bearing into the wheel knuckle-front hub/bearing

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  3. Using the special tools, install the wheel bearing into the wheel knuckle.
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  5. Install the snapring.
  6.  
  7. Using the special tool, press the wheel hub into the wheel bearing.

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    Fig. Using the special tool, press the wheel hub into the wheel bearing-front hub/bearing

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  9. Install the knuckle.
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