REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9
If the vehicle is equipped with ABS, the sensor must be removed to protect the sensor and its wiring.
- Raise and safely support the vehicle. Remove the rear wheel(s).
If equipped with disc brakes, perform the following procedures:
- Remove the brake caliper and hang it by a piece of wire.
- Remove the brake caliper support.
- Remove the disc brake pads.
- Remove the brake disc.
If equipped with drum brakes, perform the following procedures:
- Remove the brake drum.
- If necessary, remove the brake shoe assembly.
- Remove the grease cap.
- Remove the cotter pin, wheel bearing locknut, washer, and the wheel hub bearing assembly. A slide hammer may be needed to remove the hub bearing assembly.
The wheel hub bearing assembly is not repairable; it must be replaced when defective.To install:
- If the vehicle is equipped with ABS, the sensor ring must be removed and installed on the new hub.
- Install the wheel hub bearing assembly, the washer and the wheel bearing locknut. Tighten the wheel bearing locknut to 138-188 ft. lbs. (187-255 Nm).
- Verify that the wheel bearings operate smoothly.
- Install a new cotter pin into the spindle to hold the wheel bearing locknut.
- Install a dial micrometer to the rear wheel hub bearing assembly and check the axial end-play; it should be less than 0.0020 in. (0.05 mm).
- Install the grease cap.
- If removed, install the ABS sensor and its wiring.
- Install the brake assembly and the wheels.