Nissan Maxima 1993-1998 Repair Guide

Rear Wheel Bearings

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9



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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the wheel bearing-1993-94 models



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Fig. Fig. 2: Exploded view of the wheel bearing- 1995-98 models

If the vehicle is equipped with ABS, the sensor must be removed to protect the sensor and its wiring.

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle. Remove the rear wheel(s).
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  3. If equipped with disc brakes, perform the following procedures:
    1. Remove the brake caliper and hang it by a piece of wire.
    2.  
    3. Remove the brake caliper support.
    4.  
    5. Remove the disc brake pads.
    6.  
    7. Remove the brake disc.
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  5. If equipped with drum brakes, perform the following procedures:
    1. Remove the brake drum.
    2.  
    3. If necessary, remove the brake shoe assembly.
    4.  

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  7. Remove the grease cap.
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  9. 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.
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Fig. Fig. 3: Remove the grease cap from the hub ...



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Fig. Fig. 4: ... and the cotter pin



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Fig. Fig. 5: Remove the nut securing the hub ...



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Fig. Fig. 6: ... then remove the hub from the spindle

The wheel hub bearing assembly is not repairable; it must be replaced when defective.

To install:
  1. If the vehicle is equipped with ABS, the sensor ring must be removed and installed on the new hub.
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Fig. Fig. 7: If equipped with ABS a sensor ring must be installed. Measure the old hub assembly for the press depth

  1. 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).
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  3. Verify that the wheel bearings operate smoothly.
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  5. Install a new cotter pin into the spindle to hold the wheel bearing locknut.
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  7. 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).
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Fig. Fig. 8: Check the axial end-play



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Fig. Fig. 9: Use a socket to drive the grease cap on

  1. Install the grease cap.
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  3. If removed, install the ABS sensor and its wiring.
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  5. Install the brake assembly and the wheels.
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