Nissan Car 350Z & Maxima 1999-06

Wheel Bearings

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Adjustment




NOTE
Whenever the hub or bearing assemblies are removed, the wheel bearing must be replaced. Never reuse the old bearing assembly.

The wheel bearings are sealed and are not adjustable. If defective, replacement is the only option.


NOTE
Whenever the hub or bearing assemblies are removed, the wheel bearing must be replaced. Never reuse the old bearing assembly.

The wheel bearings are sealed and are not adjustable. If defective, replacement is the only option.


NOTE
Whenever the hub or bearing assemblies are removed, the wheel bearing must be replaced. Never reuse the old bearing assembly.

The wheel bearings are sealed and are not adjustable. If defective, replacement is the only option.

Removal & Installation




NOTE
Whenever the hub or bearing assembly is removed, the wheel bearing assembly must be replaced. Never reuse the old bearing assembly.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Knuckle assembly from the vehicle
     
    Hub with the inner race from the steering knuckle, using a shop press and a suitable tool
     
    Bearing inner race from the hub, using a shop press and a suitable tool
     
    Outer grease seal
     
    Inner grease seal from the steering knuckle, using a prybar
     
    Inner and outer snaprings from the steering knuckle, using snapring pliers
     
    Sealed bearing assembly from the steering knuckle, using a shop press and a suitable tool
     

  4.  
  5. Inspect the hub, steering knuckle and snaprings for cracks and/or wear; if necessary, replace the damaged part(s).
  6.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Inner snapring in the steering knuckle groove
     
    New wheel bearing assembly into the steering knuckle, using a shop press and a suitable tool, until it seats, using a maximum pressure of 3 tons (2722 kg)
     


    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Typical method of installing the wheel bearing

    Outer snapring
     

  2.  
  3. Pack the new grease seal lips with multi-purpose grease.

    New outer grease seal into the steering knuckle, using a shop press and a suitable tool
     
    Hub into the steering knuckle, using a shop press and a suitable tool, until it seats, using a maximum pressure of 5.5 tons (4990 kg); be careful not to damage the grease seal
     

  4.  
  5. To check the bearing operation, perform the following procedures:
    1. Increase the press pressure to 3.5-5.0 tons (3175-4536 kg).
    2.  
    3. Spin the steering knuckle, several turns, in both directions.
    4.  
    5. Be sure the wheel bearings operate smoothly.
    6.  

  6.  
  7. If the wheel bearings do not operate smoothly, replace the wheel bearing assembly.
  8.  
  9. Install the knuckle assembly.
  10.  
  11. Install the halfshaft into the hub. Torque the locknut to 174-231 ft. lbs. (235-314 Nm).
  12.  
  13. Install the wheel assembly and lower the vehicle.
  14.  
  15. Road test the vehicle and verify proper operation.
  16.  


    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Use a press to install the hub into the knuckle assembly



NOTE
If the wheel bearing is damaged, the steering knuckle and bearing must be replaced as an assembly.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    Engine undercover
     
    Brake caliper and wire aside
     
    Brake rotor
     
    ABS sensor
     
    Brake hose bracket
     
    Loosen steering outer socket nut
     
    Separate outer socket from steering knuckle
     
    Upper link from knuckle
     
    Transverse link from knuckle
     
    Compression rod from knuckle
     
    Loosen steering knuckle nut
     
    Knuckle and hub assembly from the vehicle
     
    Separate the wheel hub from the knuckle
     

  4.  

To install:



Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Exploded view of the front steering knuckle and wheel bearing assembly-350Z

  1. Install the wheel hub to the knuckle.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Knuckle and hub assembly
     
    Tighten the steering knuckle/hub nut to 58-72 ft. lbs. (79-98 Nm)
     
    Compression rod to knuckle and tighten the nut to 56-69 ft. lbs. (75-94 Nm)
     
    Transverse link to knuckle and tighten the nut to 56-69 ft. lbs. (75-94 Nm)
     
    Upper link to knuckle and tighten the nut to 40-46 ft. lbs. (54-64 Nm)
     
    Install outer socket to steering knuckle
     
    Steering outer socket nut
     
    Brake hose bracket
     
    ABS sensor
     
    Brake rotor
     
    Brake caliper
     
    Engine undercover
     
    Front wheel
     

  4.  


NOTE
Whenever the hub or bearing assembly is removed, the wheel bearing assembly must be replaced. Never reuse the old bearing assembly.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Knuckle assembly from the vehicle
     
    Hub with the inner race from the steering knuckle, using a shop press and a suitable tool
     
    Bearing inner race from the hub, using a shop press and a suitable tool
     
    Outer grease seal
     
    Inner grease seal from the steering knuckle, using a prybar
     
    Inner and outer snaprings from the steering knuckle, using snapring pliers
     
    Sealed bearing assembly from the steering knuckle, using a shop press and a suitable tool
     

  4.  
  5. Inspect the hub, steering knuckle and snaprings for cracks and/or wear; if necessary, replace the damaged part(s).
  6.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Inner snapring in the steering knuckle groove
     
    New wheel bearing assembly into the steering knuckle, using a shop press and a suitable tool, until it seats, using a maximum pressure of 3 tons (2722 kg)

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Typical method of installing the wheel bearing

     
    Outer snapring
     

  2.  
  3. Pack the new grease seal lips with multi-purpose grease.

    New outer grease seal into the steering knuckle, using a shop press and a suitable tool
     
    Hub into the steering knuckle, using a shop press and a suitable tool, until it seats, using a maximum pressure of 5.5 tons (4990 kg); be careful not to damage the grease seal

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Use a press to install the hub into the knuckle assembly

     

  4.  
  5. To check the bearing operation, perform the following procedures:
    1. Increase the press pressure to 3.5-5.0 tons (3175-4536 kg).
    2.  
    3. Spin the steering knuckle, several turns, in both directions.
    4.  
    5. Be sure the wheel bearings operate smoothly.
    6.  

  6.  
  7. If the wheel bearings do not operate smoothly, replace the wheel bearing assembly.
  8.  
  9. Install the knuckle assembly.
  10.  
  11. Install the halfshaft into the hub. Torque the locknut to 174-231 ft. lbs. (235-314 Nm).
  12.  
  13. Install the wheel assembly and lower the vehicle.
  14.  
  15. Road test the vehicle and verify proper operation.
  16.  


NOTE
Whenever the hub or bearing assembly is removed, the wheel bearing assembly must be replaced. Never reuse the old bearing assembly.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Knuckle assembly from the vehicle
     
    Hub with the inner race from the steering knuckle, using a shop press and a suitable tool
     
    Bearing inner race from the hub, using a shop press and a suitable tool
     
    Outer grease seal
     
    Inner grease seal from the steering knuckle, using a prybar
     
    Inner and outer snaprings from the steering knuckle, using snapring pliers
     
    Sealed bearing assembly from the steering knuckle, using a shop press and a suitable tool
     

  4.  
  5. Inspect the hub, steering knuckle and snaprings for cracks and/or wear; if necessary, replace the damaged part(s).
  6.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Inner snapring in the steering knuckle groove
     
    New wheel bearing assembly into the steering knuckle, using a shop press and a suitable tool, until it seats, using a maximum pressure of 3 tons (2722 kg)

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Typical method of installing the wheel bearing

     
    Outer snapring
     

  2.  
  3. Pack the new grease seal lips with multi-purpose grease.

    New outer grease seal into the steering knuckle, using a shop press and a suitable tool
     
    Hub into the steering knuckle, using a shop press and a suitable tool, until it seats, using a maximum pressure of 5.5 tons (4990 kg); be careful not to damage the grease seal

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Use a press to install the hub into the knuckle assembly

     

  4.  
  5. To check the bearing operation, perform the following procedures:
    1. Increase the press pressure to 3.5-5.0 tons (3175-4536 kg).
    2.  
    3. Spin the steering knuckle, several turns, in both directions.
    4.  
    5. Be sure the wheel bearings operate smoothly.
    6.  

  6.  
  7. If the wheel bearings do not operate smoothly, replace the wheel bearing assembly.
  8.  
  9. Install the knuckle assembly.
  10.  
  11. Install the halfshaft into the hub. Torque the locknut to 174-231 ft. lbs. (235-314 Nm).
  12.  
  13. Install the wheel assembly and lower the vehicle.
  14.  
  15. Road test the vehicle and verify proper operation.
  16.  


NOTE
If the wheel bearing is damaged, the steering knuckle and bearing must be replaced as an assembly.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    Engine undercover
     
    Brake caliper and wire aside
     
    Brake rotor
     
    ABS sensor
     
    Brake hose bracket
     
    Loosen steering outer socket nut
     
    Separate outer socket from steering knuckle
     
    Upper link from knuckle
     
    Transverse link from knuckle
     
    Compression rod from knuckle
     
    Loosen steering knuckle nut
     
    Knuckle and hub assembly from the vehicle
     
    Separate the wheel hub from the knuckle
     

  4.  

To install:

Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Exploded view of the front steering knuckle and wheel bearing assembly-350Z

  1. Install the wheel hub to the knuckle.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Knuckle and hub assembly
     
    Tighten the steering knuckle/hub nut to 58-72 ft. lbs. (79-98 Nm)
     
    Compression rod to knuckle and tighten the nut to 56-69 ft. lbs. (75-94 Nm)
     
    Transverse link to knuckle and tighten the nut to 56-69 ft. lbs. (75-94 Nm)
     
    Upper link to knuckle and tighten the nut to 40-46 ft. lbs. (54-64 Nm)
     
    Install outer socket to steering knuckle
     
    Steering outer socket nut
     
    Brake hose bracket
     
    ABS sensor
     
    Brake rotor
     
    Brake caliper
     
    Engine undercover
     
    Front wheel
     

  4.  

 
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