Nissan Frontier, Xterra 1998-05

Wheel Bearings

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Adjustment



  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. Move the wheel hub in the axial direction by hand. Make sure that there is no looseness of the wheel bearing. Axial end play should be 0.002 inch or less.
  8.  
  9. Rotate the wheel hub and make sure there is no unusual noise or other irregular conditions. Replace the hub and wheel bearing assembly, as necessary.
  10.  

2-Wheel Drive

NOTE
Use a new split pin for assembly.

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

    Dust cap
     
    Split pin
     
    Spindle nut cap
     

  4.  
  5. Tighten the spindle nut to 25-29 ft. lbs. (34-39 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Spin the hub several times to fully seat the bearings.
  8.  
  9. Retighten the spindle nut to 25-29 ft. lbs. (34-39 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Loosen the spindle nut 45-60 degrees and install the spindle nut cap and split pin.
  12.  
  13. Install the dust cap.
  14.  


NOTE
Use a new split pin for assembly.

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

    Dust cap
     
    Split pin
     
    Spindle nut cap
     

  4.  
  5. Tighten the spindle nut to 25-29 ft. lbs. (34-39 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Spin the hub several times to fully seat the bearings.
  8.  
  9. Retighten the spindle nut to 25-29 ft. lbs. (34-39 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Loosen the spindle nut 45-60 degrees and install the spindle nut cap and split pin.
  12.  
  13. Install the dust cap.
  14.  


NOTE
Use a new split pin for assembly.

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

    Dust cap
     
    Split pin
     
    Spindle nut cap
     

  4.  
  5. Tighten the spindle nut to 25-29 ft. lbs. (34-39 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Spin the hub several times to fully seat the bearings.
  8.  
  9. Retighten the spindle nut to 25-29 ft. lbs. (34-39 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Loosen the spindle nut 45-60 degrees and install the spindle nut cap and split pin.
  12.  
  13. Install the dust cap.
  14.  


NOTE
Use a new split pin for assembly.

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

    Dust cap
     
    Split pin
     
    Spindle nut cap
     

  4.  
  5. Tighten the spindle nut to 25-29 ft. lbs. (34-39 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Spin the hub several times to fully seat the bearings.
  8.  
  9. Retighten the spindle nut to 25-29 ft. lbs. (34-39 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Loosen the spindle nut 45-60 degrees and install the spindle nut cap and split pin.
  12.  
  13. Install the dust cap.
  14.  


NOTE
Use a new split pin for assembly.

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

    Dust cap
     
    Split pin
     
    Spindle nut cap
     

  4.  
  5. Tighten the spindle nut to 25-29 ft. lbs. (34-39 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Spin the hub several times to fully seat the bearings.
  8.  
  9. Retighten the spindle nut to 25-29 ft. lbs. (34-39 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Loosen the spindle nut 45-60 degrees and install the spindle nut cap and split pin.
  12.  
  13. Install the dust cap.
  14.  

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

    Locking hub or driveplate
     
    Snapring
     
    Spindle washer
     
    Thrust washer
     
    Lockwasher
     

  4.  
  5. Tighten the wheel bearing locknut to 58-72 ft. lbs. (78-98 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Loosen the locknut fully.
  8.  
  9. Tighten the wheel bearing locknut to 4-13 inch lbs. (0.5-1.5 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Spin the hub several times to fully seat the bearings.
  12.  
  13. Retighten the wheel bearing locknut to 4-13 inch lbs. (0.5-1.5 Nm).
  14.  
  15. Install or connect the following:

    Lockwasher. Tighten the retaining screw to 10-16 inch lbs. (1-2 Nm).
     
    Thrust washer
     
    Spindle washer
     
    Snapring
     
    Locking hub or driveplate
     

  16.  

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

    Locking hub or driveplate
     
    Snapring
     
    Spindle washer
     
    Thrust washer
     
    Lockwasher
     

  4.  
  5. Tighten the wheel bearing locknut to 58-72 ft. lbs. (78-98 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Loosen the locknut fully.
  8.  
  9. Tighten the wheel bearing locknut to 4-13 inch lbs. (0.5-1.5 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Spin the hub several times to fully seat the bearings.
  12.  
  13. Retighten the wheel bearing locknut to 4-13 inch lbs. (0.5-1.5 Nm).
  14.  
  15. Install or connect the following:

    Lockwasher. Tighten the retaining screw to 10-16 inch lbs. (1-2 Nm).
     
    Thrust washer
     
    Spindle washer
     
    Snapring
     
    Locking hub or driveplate
     

  16.  

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

    Locking hub or driveplate
     
    Snapring
     
    Spindle washer
     
    Thrust washer
     
    Lockwasher
     

  4.  
  5. Tighten the wheel bearing locknut to 58-72 ft. lbs. (78-98 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Loosen the locknut fully.
  8.  
  9. Tighten the wheel bearing locknut to 4-13 inch lbs. (0.5-1.5 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Spin the hub several times to fully seat the bearings.
  12.  
  13. Retighten the wheel bearing locknut to 4-13 inch lbs. (0.5-1.5 Nm).
  14.  
  15. Install or connect the following:

    Lockwasher. Tighten the retaining screw to 10-16 inch lbs. (1-2 Nm).
     
    Thrust washer
     
    Spindle washer
     
    Snapring
     
    Locking hub or driveplate
     

  16.  

Removal & Installation





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Fig. Hub and bearing assembly-2005

  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 caliper and position it to the side with wire. Do not disconnect the brake fluid line.
    NOTE
    Do not press the brake pedal while the brake caliper is removed.

  8.  
  9. Matchmark the brake rotor and the wheel hub. Remove the brake rotor.
  10.  
  11. Remove the cotter pin. Remove the lock nut.
  12.  
  13. Remove the halfshaft from the wheel hub and bearing assembly.
  14.  
  15. Remove the wheel sensor from the hub and bearing assembly. Do not pull on the wheel sensor harness.
  16.  
  17. Remove the wheel hub and bearing assembly bolts.
  18.  
  19. Remove the splash guard. Remove the wheel hub and bearing assembly from the steering knuckle.
    NOTE
    Carefully remove the wheel sensor and harness through the hole in the splash guard.

  20.  

To install:

  1. Inspect the wheel sensor O-ring, replace the wheel speed sensor assembly, as required.
  2.  
  3. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
  4.  
  5. Be sure to use new bolts when installing the wheel hub and bearing assembly.
  6.  

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

    Front wheel
     
    Brake caliper and support
     
    Dust cap
     
    Split pin
     
    Spindle nut cap
     
    Spindle nut
     
    Bearing washer
     
    Outer bearing
     
    Hub and brake rotor assembly
     
    Inner grease seal
     
    Inner wheel bearing
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Inner wheel bearing
     
    Inner grease seal
     
    Hub and brake rotor assembly
     
    Outer bearing
     
    Bearing washer
     
    Spindle nut. Adjust the wheel bearings.
     
    Spindle nut cap
     
    Split pin
     
    Dust cap
     
    Brake caliper and support
     
    Front wheel
     

  2.  

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

    Front wheel
     
    Brake caliper and support
     
    Dust cap
     
    Split pin
     
    Spindle nut cap
     
    Spindle nut
     
    Bearing washer
     
    Outer bearing
     
    Hub and brake rotor assembly
     
    Inner grease seal
     
    Inner wheel bearing
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Inner wheel bearing
     
    Inner grease seal
     
    Hub and brake rotor assembly
     
    Outer bearing
     
    Bearing washer
     
    Spindle nut. Adjust the wheel bearings.
     
    Spindle nut cap
     
    Split pin
     
    Dust cap
     
    Brake caliper and support
     
    Front wheel
     

  2.  

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

    Front wheel
     
    Brake caliper and support
     
    Dust cap
     
    Split pin
     
    Spindle nut cap
     
    Spindle nut
     
    Bearing washer
     
    Outer bearing
     
    Hub and brake rotor assembly
     
    Inner grease seal
     
    Inner wheel bearing
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Inner wheel bearing
     
    Inner grease seal
     
    Hub and brake rotor assembly
     
    Outer bearing
     
    Bearing washer
     
    Spindle nut. Adjust the wheel bearings.
     
    Spindle nut cap
     
    Split pin
     
    Dust cap
     
    Brake caliper and support
     
    Front wheel
     

  2.  

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

    Front wheel
     
    Brake caliper and support
     
    Dust cap
     
    Split pin
     
    Spindle nut cap
     
    Spindle nut
     
    Bearing washer
     
    Outer bearing
     
    Hub and brake rotor assembly
     
    Inner grease seal
     
    Inner wheel bearing
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Inner wheel bearing
     
    Inner grease seal
     
    Hub and brake rotor assembly
     
    Outer bearing
     
    Bearing washer
     
    Spindle nut. Adjust the wheel bearings.
     
    Spindle nut cap
     
    Split pin
     
    Dust cap
     
    Brake caliper and support
     
    Front wheel
     

  2.  



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Fig. Hub and bearing assembly 2WD-1998-2004

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

    Front wheel
     
    Brake caliper and support
     
    Dust cap
     
    Split pin
     
    Spindle nut cap
     
    Spindle nut
     
    Bearing washer
     
    Outer bearing
     
    Hub and brake rotor assembly
     
    Inner grease seal
     
    Inner wheel bearing
     

  6.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Inner wheel bearing
     
    Inner grease seal
     
    Hub and brake rotor assembly
     
    Outer bearing
     
    Bearing washer
     
    Spindle nut. Adjust the wheel bearings.
     
    Spindle nut cap
     
    Split pin
     
    Dust cap
     
    Brake caliper and support
     
    Front wheel
     

  2.  

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

    Locking hub or driveplate
     
    Snapring
     
    Spindle washer
     
    Thrust washer
     
    Lockwasher
     

  4.  
  5. Tighten the wheel bearing locknut to 58-72 ft. lbs. (78-98 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Loosen the locknut fully.
  8.  
  9. Tighten the wheel bearing locknut to 4-13 inch lbs. (0.5-1.5 Nm).
  10.  
  11. Spin the hub several times to fully seat the bearings.
  12.  
  13. Retighten the wheel bearing locknut to 4-13 inch lbs. (0.5-1.5 Nm).
  14.  
  15. Install or connect the following:

    Lockwasher. Tighten the retaining screw to 10-16 inch lbs. (1-2 Nm).
     
    Thrust washer
     
    Spindle washer
     
    Snapring
     
    Locking hub or driveplate
     

  16.  

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

    Front wheel
     
    Brake caliper and support
     
    Locking hub or driveplate
     
    Snapring
     
    Spindle washer
     
    Thrust washer
     
    Lockwasher
     
    Wheel bearing locknut
     
    Outer bearing
     
    Hub and brake rotor assembly
     
    Inner grease seal
     
    Inner wheel bearing
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Inner wheel bearing
     
    Inner wheel bearing
     
    Inner grease seal
     
    Hub and brake rotor assembly
     
    Outer bearing
     
    Wheel bearing locknut. Adjust the wheel bearings.
     
    Lockwasher
     
    Thrust washer
     
    Spindle washer
     
    Snapring
     
    Locking hub or driveplate
     
    Brake caliper and support
     
    Front wheel
     

  2.  

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

    Front wheel
     
    Brake caliper and support
     
    Locking hub or driveplate
     
    Snapring
     
    Spindle washer
     
    Thrust washer
     
    Lockwasher
     
    Wheel bearing locknut
     
    Outer bearing
     
    Hub and brake rotor assembly
     
    Inner grease seal
     
    Inner wheel bearing
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Inner wheel bearing
     
    Inner wheel bearing
     
    Inner grease seal
     
    Hub and brake rotor assembly
     
    Outer bearing
     
    Wheel bearing locknut. Adjust the wheel bearings.
     
    Lockwasher
     
    Thrust washer
     
    Spindle washer
     
    Snapring
     
    Locking hub or driveplate
     
    Brake caliper and support
     
    Front wheel
     

  2.  

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

    Front wheel
     
    Brake caliper and support
     
    Locking hub or driveplate
     
    Snapring
     
    Spindle washer
     
    Thrust washer
     
    Lockwasher
     
    Wheel bearing locknut
     
    Outer bearing
     
    Hub and brake rotor assembly
     
    Inner grease seal
     
    Inner wheel bearing
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Inner wheel bearing
     
    Inner wheel bearing
     
    Inner grease seal
     
    Hub and brake rotor assembly
     
    Outer bearing
     
    Wheel bearing locknut. Adjust the wheel bearings.
     
    Lockwasher
     
    Thrust washer
     
    Spindle washer
     
    Snapring
     
    Locking hub or driveplate
     
    Brake caliper and support
     
    Front wheel
     

  2.  

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

    Front wheel
     
    Brake caliper and support
     
    Locking hub or driveplate
     
    Snapring
     
    Spindle washer
     
    Thrust washer
     
    Lockwasher
     
    Wheel bearing locknut
     
    Outer bearing
     
    Hub and brake rotor assembly
     
    Inner grease seal
     
    Inner wheel bearing
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Inner wheel bearing
     
    Inner wheel bearing
     
    Inner grease seal
     
    Hub and brake rotor assembly
     
    Outer bearing
     
    Wheel bearing locknut. Adjust the wheel bearings.
     
    Lockwasher
     
    Thrust washer
     
    Spindle washer
     
    Snapring
     
    Locking hub or driveplate
     
    Brake caliper and support
     
    Front wheel
     

  2.  

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

    Front wheel
     
    Brake caliper and support
     
    Locking hub or driveplate
     
    Snapring
     
    Spindle washer
     
    Thrust washer
     
    Lockwasher
     
    Wheel bearing locknut
     
    Outer bearing
     
    Hub and brake rotor assembly
     
    Inner grease seal
     
    Inner wheel bearing
     

  6.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Inner wheel bearing
     
    Inner wheel bearing
     
    Inner grease seal
     
    Hub and brake rotor assembly
     
    Outer bearing
     
    Wheel bearing locknut. Adjust the wheel bearings.
     
    Lockwasher
     
    Thrust washer
     
    Spindle washer
     
    Snapring
     
    Locking hub or driveplate
     
    Brake caliper and support
     
    Front wheel
     

  2.  

 
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