Mitsubishi Outlander 2003-06

Wheel Bearings

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Adjustment



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

Removal & Installation




NOTE
The wheel bearing is serviced by replacement of the hub.

  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:

    Rear wheel
     
    Brake drum
     
    Dust cap and self-locking nut
     
    Rear hub assembly
     
    ABS rotor, if equipped, by pressing it out of the rear hub
     

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    Fig. Exploded of the rear wheel hub and bearing


To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    ABS rotor, if equipped, and press it into the rear hub
     
    Rear hub assembly using a new flange nut. Torque the flange nut to 130 ft. lbs. (180 Nm).
     
    Dust cap
     
    Brake drum
     
    Rear wheel assembly and lower the vehicle to the floor
     

  2.  

All Wheel Drive
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  4.  
  5. Remove the brake caliper and wire it to the side. Do not disconnect the brake line.
  6.  
  7. Remove the brake rotor. Remove the locknut.
  8.  
  9. On disc brakes, use special tools MB990211, MB990244 and MB991354, to pull out the rear hub assembly.
  10.  
  11. On drum brakes, use special tools MB990211 and MB990241, to pull out the rear hub assembly.

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    Fig. AWD rear wheel hub and bearing-with drum brakes



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    Fig. AWD rear wheel hub and bearing-with disc brakes

  12.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
  2.  
  3. Torque the locknut to specification.
    NOTE
    Bolt torques are indicated in the accompanying illustration. Bolt torques indicated with an asterisk (*) should be temporarily tightened, and then fully tightened with the vehicle on the ground in the unladen condition.

  4.  

Front Wheel Drive
With Disc Brakes

NOTE
If equipped with ABS, care must be used not to scratch or damage the teeth of the ABS rotor. The ABS rotor must never be dropped. If the teeth of the ABS rotor are chipped, the ABS rotor will not be able to accurately detect the wheel rotation speed and the system will not function normally.


NOTE
The rear hub assembly should not be disassembled. When removing the rear hub assembly, the wheel bearing inner race may be left at the spindle side. In this case, always replace the rear hub assembly; otherwise the hub will damage the seal, causing oil leaks and excessive play.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  4.  
  5. Remove the brake caliper and wire it to the side. Do not disconnect the brake line.
  6.  
  7. Remove the brake rotor. Remove the dust cap. Remove the locknut.
    NOTE
    Do not apply the vehicle weight to the wheel bearing while loosening the locknut, or the wheel bearing will be damaged.

  8.  
  9. Remove the rear hub assembly. Remove the hub bolt.

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    Fig. FWD rear wheel hub and bearing-disc brakes

  10.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
  2.  
  3. Torque the locknut to specification.
    NOTE
    Before securely tightening the locknut, make sure there is no load on the wheel bearings. Otherwise the bearing will be damaged.

  4.  

With Drum Brakes

NOTE
If equipped with ABS, care must be used not to scratch or damage the teeth of the ABS rotor. The ABS rotor must never be dropped. If the teeth of the ABS rotor are chipped, the ABS rotor will not be able to accurately detect the wheel rotation speed and the system will not function normally.


NOTE
The rear hub assembly should not be disassembled. When removing the rear hub assembly, the wheel bearing inner race may be left at the spindle side. In this case, always replace the rear hub assembly; otherwise the hub will damage the seal, causing oil leaks and excessive play.

  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:

    Rear wheel
     
    Brake drum
     
    Dust cap and self-locking nut
     
    Rear hub assembly
     
    ABS rotor, if equipped, by pressing it out of the rear hub

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. FWD rear wheel hub and bearing-drum brakes

     

  6.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    ABS rotor, if equipped, and press it into the rear hub
     
    Rear hub assembly using a new flange nut. Torque the flange nut to 130 ft. lbs. (180 Nm).
     
    Dust cap
     
    Brake drum
     
    Rear wheel assembly and lower the vehicle to the floor
     

  2.  

 
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