Mitsubishi Outlander 2003-06

Wheel Bearings

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Adjustment



The front and rear wheel bearings on these vehicles are not adjustable. If the bearings are noisy or become loose, they must be replaced.

The front wheel bearings are not adjustable. If the bearings are noisy or become loose, they must be replaced.

Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    Wheel Speed Sensor (WSS), vehicles with Anti-Lock Brake (ABS)
     
    Caliper and suspend it out of the way with wire or string
     
    Brake rotor
     
    Axle nut and washer, using special tool MB990767 to hold the hub secure while removing the nut. Discard the nut.
     
    Stabilizer rubber insulator
     
    Stabilizer link from the lower control arm
     
    Lower ball joint from the steering knuckle
     
    Tie rod end from the steering knuckle. Do not remove the nut from the tie rod end. Loosen the nut and use special tool MB991113 or MB990635 to avoid damaging the threads.
     
    Halfshaft from the hub and knuckle using the proper puller
     
    Front strut-to-hub and knuckle mounting bolt and nut
     
    Hub and knuckle from the vehicle
     

  6.  
  7. If necessary, disassemble the hub and knuckle as follows:
    1. Remvoe the snap ring.
    2.  
    3. Use Mitsbisishi Special tools MB991017, MB991056 or MB991355, MB991000 (MB990998) to pull the hub out of the knuckle.
    4.  


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      Fig. Use the special tools to pull the hub from the knuckle

    5. Remove the dust cover.
    6.  
    7. Crush the oil seal on the wheel bearing in 2 places so the tabs of the special tool will catch on the inner race (outside).
    8.  

  8.  


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    Fig. Exploded view of the front wheel bearing and related components



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    Fig. Crush the oil seal on the wheel bearing in the 2 places shown (arrows) so the tabs of the special tool will catch on the inner race



NOTE
Do not drop the hub when removing the inner race (outside).

  1. Use a suitable puller (Mitsubishi Special tool no MB990810 or equivalent) to remove the wheel bearing inner race (outside) from the hub.
  2.  


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    Fig. Use a puller as shown to separate the wheel bearing from the hub

  3. Install the inner race that was removed from the hub to the wheel bearing, then use Mitsubishi Special tools MB990935, 990938 and MB9911056 or MB991355 to remove the wheel bearing.
  4.  



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Fig. Place the inner race that was removed from the hub on the wheel bearing, then use the special tools to remove the wheel bearing



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Fig. Disassembled view of the hub, bearing and knuckle

To install:

  1. Assemble the hub and knuckle as follows:
    1. Fill the wheel bearing with multipurpose grease. Apply a thin coat of grease fo the knuckle and bearing mating surfaces.
    2.  

  2.  


WARNING
To avoid damaging the wheel bearing, press the outer race when pressing in the wheel bearing.

  1. Use Mitsubishi Special tools MB990883 and MB990890 to press in the bearing.
  2.  
  3. Install the snap ring.
  4.  
  5. Instlal the dust cover.
  6.  
  7. Install the hub. Tighten Mitsubishi Special tools MB991000 (MB990998) and MB991017 to 160-202 ft. lbs. (216-274 Nm), then press the hub into the knuckle.
  8.  
  9. Rotate the hub to seat the bearing.
  10.  
  11. Measure the hub starting torque using Mitsubishi Special tools MB990326 and MB990685. The starting torque must be within 16 inch lbs. (1.8 Nm), and the hub rotation must be smooth.
  12.  



Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Tighten Mitsubishi Special tools to 160-202 ft. lbs. (216-274 Nm) to press the hub into the knuckle

  1. Check the wheel bearing play as follows:
    1. Measure the wheel bearing play. It it not within the limit range of 0.002 inch (0.05mm), while the nut is tightened to 160-202 ft. lbs. (216-274 Nm), the assembly has probably been incorrectly installed. You must replace the bearing and re-install.
    2.  

  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Hub and knuckle assembly
     
    Front strut-to-hub bolt and nut. Torque to 123 ft. lbs. (167 Nm).
     
    Halfshaft
     
    Tie rod end. Torque the nut to 19 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
     
    Lower control arm ball joint. Tighten the nut to 19 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
     
    Stabilizer shaft
     
    New axle nut and washer and tighten to 181 ft. lbs. (245 Nm)
     
    Brake rotor and caliper. Torque the caliper bolts to 74 ft. lbs. (100 Nm).
     
    Front WSS, if equipped
     
    Front wheel
     

  4.  
  5. Lower the vehicle
  6.  


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    Fig. Check the wheel bearing play as shown



NOTE
If the vehicle is equipped with ABS, do not strike the ABS rotors installed to the outer BL outer race of the halfshaft against other parts when removing or installing the halfshaft. Otherwise the ABS rotors will be damaged.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel and tire assembly
     
    Wheel Speed Sensor (WSS), vehicles with Anti-Lock Brake (ABS)
     
    Caliper and suspend it out of the way with wire or string
     
    Brake rotor
     
    Axle nut and washer, using special tool MB990767 to hold the hub secure while removing the nut. Discard the nut.
     
    Stabilizer rubber insulator
     
    Stabilizer link from the lower control arm
     
    Lower ball joint from the steering knuckle
     
    Tie rod end from the steering knuckle. Do not remove the nut from the tie rod end. Loosen the nut and use special tool MB991113 or MB990635 to avoid damaging the threads.
     
    Halfshaft from the hub and knuckle using the proper puller
     
    Front strut-to-hub and knuckle mounting bolt and nut
     
    Hub and knuckle from the vehicle

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Front hub and related components

     

  6.  
  7. Disassemble the hub and knuckle as follows:
    1. Remove the snap ring.
    2.  
    3. Use Mitsubishi Special tools MB991017, MB991056 or MB991355, MB991000 (MB990998) to pull the hub out of the knuckle.

      Click image to see an enlarged view

      Fig. Use the special tools to pull the front hub from the knuckle

    4.  
    5. Remove the dust cover.
    6.  
    7. Crush the oil seal on the wheel bearing in 2 places so the tabs of the special tool will catch on the inner race (outside).
      NOTE
      Do not drop the hub when removing the inner race (outside).



      Click image to see an enlarged view

      Fig. Crush the oil seal on the front wheel bearing in the 2 places shown (arrows) so the tabs of the special tool will catch on the inner race

    8.  
    9. Use a suitable puller (Mitsubishi Special tool no MB990810 or equivalent) to remove the wheel bearing inner race (outside) from the hub.

      Click image to see an enlarged view

      Fig. Use a puller as shown to separate the front wheel bearing from the hub

    10.  
    11. Install the inner race that was removed from the hub to the wheel bearing, then use Mitsubishi Special tools MB990935, 990938 and MB9911056 or MB991355 to remove the wheel bearing.

      Click image to see an enlarged view

      Fig. Place the inner race that was removed from the hub on the wheel bearing, and then use the special tools to remove the wheel bearing



      Click image to see an enlarged view

      Fig. Front bearing and related components

    12.  

  8.  

To install:

  1. Assemble the hub and knuckle as follows:
    1. Fill the wheel bearing with multipurpose grease. Apply a thin coat of grease to the knuckle and bearing mating surfaces.
      WARNING
      To avoid damaging the wheel bearing, press the outer race when pressing in the wheel bearing.

    2.  
    3. Use Mitsubishi Special tools MB990883 and MB990890 to press in the bearing.
    4.  
    5. Install the snap ring.
    6.  
    7. Install the dust cover.
    8.  
    9. Install the hub. Tighten Mitsubishi Special tools MB991000 (MB990998) and MB991017 to 160-202 ft. lbs. (216-274 Nm), then press the hub into the knuckle.
    10.  
    11. Rotate the hub to seat the bearing.
    12.  
    13. Measure the hub starting torque using Mitsubishi Special tools MB990326 and MB990685. The starting torque must be within 16 inch lbs. (1.8 Nm), and the hub rotation must be smooth.

      Click image to see an enlarged view

      Fig. Tighten Mitsubishi Special tools to 160-202 ft. lbs. (216-274 Nm) to press the hub into the knuckle

    14.  

  2.  
  3. Check the wheel bearing play as follows:
    1. Measure the wheel bearing play. If not within the limit range of 0.002 inch (0.05mm), while the nut is tightened to 160-202 ft. lbs. (216-274 Nm), the assembly has probably been incorrectly installed. You must replace the bearing and re-install.

      Click image to see an enlarged view

      Fig. Front wheel bearing end play check

    2.  

  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    Hub and knuckle assembly
     
    Front strut-to-hub bolt and nut. Torque to 123 ft. lbs. (167 Nm).
     
    Halfshaft
     
    Tie rod end. Torque the nut to 19 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
     
    Lower control arm ball joint. Tighten the nut to 19 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
     
    Stabilizer shaft
     
    New axle nut and washer and tighten to 181 ft. lbs. (245 Nm)
     
    Brake rotor and caliper. Torque the caliper bolts to 74 ft. lbs. (100 Nm).
     
    Front WSS, if equipped
     
    Front wheel and tire assembly
     

  6.  
  7. Lower the vehicle
  8.  

 
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