The front wheel bearings are part of a unitized hub and are not adjustable.
The front wheel bearings are part of a unitized hub and are not adjustable. Move the wheel hub in the axial direction by hand. Make sure that there is no looseness of the wheel bearing. Axial end play is 0.002 inch or less.
Removal & Installation
- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
- Remove tire from vehicle.
- Remove brake caliper. Hang it in a place where it will not interfere with work. Avoid depressing brake pedal while brake caliper is removed.
- Put alignment marks on disc rotor and wheel hub and bearing assembly, then remove disc rotor.
- Remove wheel sensor from steering knuckle.
- Remove cotter pin, then remove lock nut from halfshaft.
- Remove steering outer socket and cotter pin at steering knuckle, then loosen mounting nut.
- Use a ball joint remover (SST) to remove steering outer socket from steering knuckle. Be careful not to damage ball joint boot.
- Using a puller (suitable tool), remove wheel hub and bearing assembly from halfshaft.
- Remove wheel hub and bearing assembly bolt.
- Remove splash guard and wheel hub and bearing assembly from steering knuckle.
- Remove strut assembly and steering knuckle bolts and nuts.
- Remove transverse link and steering knuckle bolt and nut.
- Remove steering knuckle from vehicle.
- Check for deformity, cracks and damage on each parts, replace if necessary.
- Check for boot breakage, axial looseness, and torque of transverse link ball joint.
- Installation is the reverse of removal.