Nissan Frontier, Xterra 1998-05

Locking Hubs

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Removal & Installation



Automatic Locking Hubs


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Fig. Automatic-lock free running hub assembly-1998-1999 Frontier and 2000-2001 Xterra

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Set the hub to the free position.
  4.  
  5. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  6.  
  7. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  8.  
  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Hub
     
    Snapring
     
    Spindle washer
     
    Thrust washer
     

  10.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Thrust washer
     
    Spindle washer
     
    Snapring
     
    Hub. tighten the bolts to 18-25 ft. lbs. (25-34 Nm).
     

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Fig. Automatic-lock free running hub assembly-2000-2004 Frontier and 2002-2004 Xterra

  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.
  6.  
  7. Remove the auto-lock free running hub assembly.
  8.  
  9. Remove the snapring.
  10.  
  11. Remove the spindle washer and fixed cam assembly.
  12.  

To install:

  1. Place the spindle washer and then the snapring over the axle shaft positioning them between the two locking grooves.
  2.  
  3. While supporting the axle shaft behind the knuckle, use an appropriate sized deep socket to securely seat the snapring into the inner locking groove.
    NOTE
    Visually verify that the snapring is fully seated into the locking groove.

  4.  
  5. After installation, check operation.
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