Nissan Quest 2001-02 and 2004-06

Wheel Bearings

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The wheel bearings are not adjustable. If the bearings become loose or make noise, they must be replaced using the following procedure.



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Fig. Exploded view of the front suspension and drive axles-2001-02 models

The wheel bearings are not adjustable. If the bearings become loose or make noise, they must be replaced using the following procedure.

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Fig. Exploded view of the front suspension and drive axles-2001-02 models

Removal & Installation





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Fig. Exploded view of the knuckle, hub and bearing-2001-02 models

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the wheel and tire.
  6.  
  7. Remove the brake caliper assembly. DO NOT disconnect the brake hose. Hang the caliper on a piece of wire from a near by support such as the strut.
  8.  
  9. Remove the brake rotor.
  10.  
  11. Remove and discard the cotter pin from the end of the outboard CV-joint stub shaft. Remove the hub nut retainer, washer and the hub nut. There should be another washer under the hub nut that acts as a front wheel bearing outer bearing retainer.
  12.  
  13. Disengage the lower ball joint stud from the steering knuckle using the following procedure.
    1. Remove and discard the cotter pin from the front lower ball joint.
    2.  
    3. Loosen the lower ball joint nut until it contacts the front halfshaft joint.
    4.  
    5. Strike the front knuckle with a hammer while pulling down on the lower control arm until the ball joint stud separates from the knuckle.
    6.  
    7. Remove the ball joint nut.
    8.  
    9. Disengage the lower ball joint stud from the steering knuckle.
    10.  

  14.  
  15. Disengage the outer tie rod end stud from the steering knuckle using the following procedure.
    1. Remove and discard the cotter pin from the outer tie rod end stud.
    2.  
    3. Remove the outer tie rod end retaining nut.
    4.  
    5. Use a tie rod end puller to carefully press the tie rod end from the steering knuckle.
    6.  

  16.  
  17. Remove the front ABS sensor bolt.
  18.  
  19. Remove the 2 front strut-to-front knuckle nuts and remove the 2 bolts. Disengage the strut from the steering knuckle.
  20.  
  21. Use a 2-jaw puller to separate the front halfshaft outboard CV-joint stub shaft from the knuckle/bearing assembly.
  22.  
  23. Remove the front wheel hub, knuckle and wheel bearing assembly from the vehicle.
  24.  
  25. If the knuckle is being replaced with a service part, change over the steering stop bolt and jam nut from the old knuckle to the replacement part.
  26.  
  27. To remove the front wheel bearing, jig up a puller to bear against the front wheel bearing inner race and pull the race from the hub/knuckle assembly.
  28.  
  29. Use a shop press to press out damaged wheel studs and also to press out the outer bearing race.
  30.  
  31. Use a shop press to press out the inner bearing race.
  32.  


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    Fig. Example of a puller set up to bear against the front wheel bearing inner race-2001-02 models


To install:

  1. If the front wheel bearings were removed, assemble the ABS sensing ring, if removed and the disc brake dust shield under the steering knuckle. Use a shop press to push in new front wheel bearing inner and outer races. Support the knuckle and press the front wheel bearing into the knuckle and install the snapring retainer. Support the bearing assemblies and press the hub onto the knuckle and wheel bearing assembly.
  2.  
  3. Install the hub, knuckle and bearings as an assembly. Position the assembly on the halfshaft outer CV-joint stub axle end. Guide the knuckle into the front strut and install the 2 knuckle-to-strut bolts and nuts. Tighten the nuts to 83-91 ft. lbs. (113-123 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the ABS sensor bolt. Do not over-tighten. Tighten to just 16-21 inch lbs. (1.8-2.4 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the outer tie rod end to the steering knuckle. Tighten the nut to 22-29 ft. lbs. (29-39 Nm). If the cotter pin holes do not align, tighten the nut slightly until they do. Never loosen the nut to align the holes. Secure the nut with a new cotter pin.
  8.  
  9. Start the lower ball joint stud to the steering knuckle and partially install the nut, then push the ball joint stud fully in place. Tighten the ball joint stud nut to 52-63 ft. lbs. (71-86 Nm). Secure the nut with a new cotter pin.
  10.  
  11. Install the front wheel outer bearing retaining washer and the hub retainer nut. Tighten to 174-231 ft. lbs. (235-314 Nm). Install the nut retainer, insulator and a new cotter pin.
  12.  
  13. Install the front brake rotor and install the disc brake caliper.
  14.  
  15. If removed, install the steering stop bolt.
  16.  
  17. Install the tire and wheel assembly. Tighten the lug nuts to 72-87 ft. lbs. (98 to 118 Nm).
  18.  
  19. Lower the vehicle. Pump the brake pedal slowly to seat the front brake pads. Do not move the vehicle until a firm pedal is obtained.
  20.  
  21. A front end alignment is recommended.
  22.  



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Fig. Exploded view of the front wheel hub and knuckle components-2004-05 models

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the wheel.
  4.  
  5. Remove the brake caliper, leaving the line attached and suspend the caliper using a piece of wire.
  6.  
  7. Place alignment marks on the brake rotor, wheel hub and bearing assembly, then remove the rotor.
  8.  
  9. Remove the ABS sensor from the steering knuckle.
  10.  
  11. Remove the cotter pin and lock nut from the drive shaft.
  12.  
  13. Remove the steering outer socket cotter pin at the steering knuckle, then loosen the mounting nut.
  14.  
  15. Disconnect the steering outer socket from the steering knuckle using tool J25730-A. Be careful not to damage ball joint boot.
  16.  


CAUTION
To prevent damage to the threads and to prevent the tool from coming off suddenly, temporarily tighten mounting nut.

  1. Remove the transverse link and steering knuckle pinch bolt and nut.
  2.  
  3. Remove the wheel hub and bearing assembly from drive shaft using a suitable puller.
  4.  


NOTE
When removing the wheel hub and bearing assembly, do not apply an excessive angle to drive shaft joint. Be careful not to excessively extend the slide joint and support the driveshaft when removing.

  1. Remove the wheel hub and bearing assembly bolts.
  2.  
  3. Remove the splash guard and the wheel hub and bearing assembly from steering knuckle.
  4.  

To install:

  1. Installation is in the reverse order of removal. Tighten the bolts to the specifications shown in the exploded view of the front wheel hub and knuckle illustration. Also please note the following:
    1. Replace the differential side oil seal with a new one every time driveshaft is removed on 4 speed transmission models
    2.  
    3. When installing the wheel hub and bearing assembly to steering knuckle, align cutout in toner ring cover with ABS sensor mounting hole in steering knuckle.
    4.  
    5. When installing the rotor on the wheel hub and bearing assembly, align the marks made prior to removal.
    6.  
    7. A front end alignment is recommended.
    8.  

  2.  



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Fig. Exploded view of the rear wheel hub assembly-2004-05 models

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rear wheel.
  4.  
  5. Remove the brake caliper assembly without disconnecting the hydraulic line and suspend the caliper aside using wire.
  6.  
  7. Release the parking brake and remove the rotor.
  8.  
  9. Remove the rear ABS sensor, then position it aside using wire.
  10.  
  11. Remove the wheel hub assembly from the knuckle.
  12.  
  13. Check for cracks, and damage on the wheel hub assembly and replace as necessary.
  14.  

To install:

  1. Installation is in the reverse order of removal. Tighten the wheel hub bolts to 44 ft. lbs. (60 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Check that the wheel bearing operates smoothly.
  4.  
  5. Check that the wheel hub bearing axial end play is within 0.004 inch (0.1mm) or less using a dial indicator.
  6.  



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Fig. Exploded view of the knuckle, hub and bearing-2001-02 models

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the wheel and tire.
  6.  
  7. Remove the brake caliper assembly. DO NOT disconnect the brake hose. Hang the caliper on a piece of wire from a near by support such as the strut.
  8.  
  9. Remove the brake rotor.
  10.  
  11. Remove and discard the cotter pin from the end of the outboard CV-joint stub shaft. Remove the hub nut retainer, washer and the hub nut. There should be another washer under the hub nut that acts as a front wheel bearing outer bearing retainer.
  12.  
  13. Disengage the lower ball joint stud from the steering knuckle using the following procedure.
    1. Remove and discard the cotter pin from the front lower ball joint.
    2.  
    3. Loosen the lower ball joint nut until it contacts the front halfshaft joint.
    4.  
    5. Strike the front knuckle with a hammer while pulling down on the lower control arm until the ball joint stud separates from the knuckle.
    6.  
    7. Remove the ball joint nut.
    8.  
    9. Disengage the lower ball joint stud from the steering knuckle.
    10.  

  14.  
  15. Disengage the outer tie rod end stud from the steering knuckle using the following procedure.
    1. Remove and discard the cotter pin from the outer tie rod end stud.
    2.  
    3. Remove the outer tie rod end retaining nut.
    4.  
    5. Use a tie rod end puller to carefully press the tie rod end from the steering knuckle.
    6.  

  16.  
  17. Remove the front ABS sensor bolt.
  18.  
  19. Remove the 2 front strut-to-front knuckle nuts and remove the 2 bolts. Disengage the strut from the steering knuckle.
  20.  
  21. Use a 2-jaw puller to separate the front halfshaft outboard CV-joint stub shaft from the knuckle/bearing assembly.
  22.  
  23. Remove the front wheel hub, knuckle and wheel bearing assembly from the vehicle.
  24.  
  25. If the knuckle is being replaced with a service part, change over the steering stop bolt and jam nut from the old knuckle to the replacement part.
  26.  
  27. To remove the front wheel bearing, jig up a puller to bear against the front wheel bearing inner race and pull the race from the hub/knuckle assembly.
  28.  
  29. Use a shop press to press out damaged wheel studs and also to press out the outer bearing race.
  30.  
  31. Use a shop press to press out the inner bearing race.

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    Fig. Example of a puller set up to bear against the front wheel bearing inner race-2001-02 models

  32.  

To install:

  1. If the front wheel bearings were removed, assemble the ABS sensing ring, if removed and the disc brake dust shield under the steering knuckle. Use a shop press to push in new front wheel bearing inner and outer races. Support the knuckle and press the front wheel bearing into the knuckle and install the snapring retainer. Support the bearing assemblies and press the hub onto the knuckle and wheel bearing assembly.
  2.  
  3. Install the hub, knuckle and bearings as an assembly. Position the assembly on the halfshaft outer CV-joint stub axle end. Guide the knuckle into the front strut and install the 2 knuckle-to-strut bolts and nuts. Tighten the nuts to 83-91 ft. lbs. (113-123 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the ABS sensor bolt. Do not over-tighten. Tighten to just 16-21 inch lbs. (1.8-2.4 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the outer tie rod end to the steering knuckle. Tighten the nut to 22-29 ft. lbs. (29-39 Nm). If the cotter pin holes do not align, tighten the nut slightly until they do. Never loosen the nut to align the holes. Secure the nut with a new cotter pin.
  8.  
  9. Start the lower ball joint stud to the steering knuckle and partially install the nut, then push the ball joint stud fully in place. Tighten the ball joint stud nut to 52-63 ft. lbs. (71-86 Nm). Secure the nut with a new cotter pin.
  10.  
  11. Install the front wheel outer bearing retaining washer and the hub retainer nut. Tighten to 174-231 ft. lbs. (235-314 Nm). Install the nut retainer, insulator and a new cotter pin.
  12.  
  13. Install the front brake rotor and install the disc brake caliper.
  14.  
  15. If removed, install the steering stop bolt.
  16.  
  17. Install the tire and wheel assembly. Tighten the lug nuts to 72-87 ft. lbs. (98 to 118 Nm).
  18.  
  19. Lower the vehicle. Pump the brake pedal slowly to seat the front brake pads. Do not move the vehicle until a firm pedal is obtained.
  20.  
  21. A front end alignment is recommended.
  22.  



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Fig. Exploded view of the front wheel hub and knuckle components-2004-06 models

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the wheel.
  4.  
  5. Remove the brake caliper, leaving the line attached and suspend the caliper using a piece of wire.
  6.  
  7. Place alignment marks on the brake rotor, wheel hub and bearing assembly, then remove the rotor.
  8.  
  9. Remove the ABS sensor from the steering knuckle.
  10.  
  11. Remove the cotter pin and lock nut from the drive shaft.
  12.  
  13. Remove the steering outer socket cotter pin at the steering knuckle, then loosen the mounting nut.
  14.  
  15. Disconnect the steering outer socket from the steering knuckle using tool J25730-A. Be careful not to damage ball joint boot.
    CAUTION
    To prevent damage to the threads and to prevent the tool from coming off suddenly, temporarily tighten mounting nut.

  16.  
  17. Remove the transverse link and steering knuckle pinch bolt and nut.
  18.  
  19. Remove the wheel hub and bearing assembly from drive shaft using a suitable puller.
    NOTE
    When removing the wheel hub and bearing assembly, do not apply an excessive angle to drive shaft joint. Be careful not to excessively extend the slide joint and support the drive shaft when removing.

  20.  
  21. Remove the wheel hub and bearing assembly bolts.
  22.  
  23. Remove the splash guard and the wheel hub and bearing assembly from steering knuckle.
  24.  

To install:

  1. Installation is in the reverse order of removal. Tighten the bolts to the specifications shown in the exploded view of the front wheel hub and knuckle illustration. Also please note the following:
    1. Replace the differential side oil seal with a new one every time drive shaft is removed on 4 speed transmission models
    2.  
    3. When installing the wheel hub and bearing assembly to steering knuckle, align cutout in toner ring cover with ABS sensor mounting hole in steering knuckle.
    4.  
    5. When installing the rotor on the wheel hub and bearing assembly, align the marks made prior to removal.
    6.  
    7. A front end alignment is recommended.
    8.  

  2.  

 
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