Montana SV6 (2006), Relay, Terraza, Uplander (2005-2007)

Axle Shaft, Bearing & Seal


Removal & Installation

Wheel Bearing & Hub
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  5. Remove the wheel, marking the location of the wheel to the hub prior to removal. Mark the individual location of all retainers as they are removed.
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheel speed sensor electrical connector.
    Wheel speed sensor electrical connector from the bracket.
    Brake caliper bracket with the brake caliper.
    Brake rotor. For additional information, refer to the following section, -Rotor, Removal & Installation.-
    Halfshaft nut

  9. Use 3 wheel nuts and attach the bearing/hub tool, J 28733-B, to the hub. Push the halfshaft out of the wheel bearing/hub.
  11. Remove and discard the wheel bearing/hub bolts.
  13. Remove and examine the wheel bearing/hub.

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    Fig. Remove the front hub spindle remover to push the halfshaft out of the wheel bearing.


To install:

The fasteners MUST be replaced with new fasteners anytime they become loose or are removed. Failure to replace these fasteners after they become loose or are removed may cause loss of vehicle control and personal injury.

Use the correct fastener in the correct location. Replacement fasteners must be the correct part number for that application. Fasteners requiring replacement or fasteners requiring the use of thread locking compound or sealant are identified in the service procedure. Do not use paints, lubricants, or corrosion inhibitors on fasteners or fastener joint surfaces unless specified. These coatings affect fastener torque and joint clamping force and may damage the fastener. Use the correct tightening sequence and specifications when installing fasteners in order to avoid damage to parts and systems.

  1. Install or connect the following:
    Ensure that the connector clip engages the bracket properly.

    Wheel bearing/hub
    NEW wheel bearing/hub bolts and tighten the bolts to 96 ft. lbs. (130 Nm)
    Halfshaft nut
    Brake rotor
    Brake caliper bracket with the brake caliper

    Wheel speed sensor electrical connector

  3. Install the tire and wheel assembly. Tighten the lug nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (140 Nm) in a criss-cross pattern, after aligning the wheel hub with the reference mark and holes as shown in appropriate illustration.
  5. Lower the vehicle.