Nissan Stanza/200SX/240SX 1982-1992 Repair Guide

Rear Wheel Bearings



1982-89 Stanza Wagon 2WD

See Figures 1, 2 and 3

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Fig. Fig. 1: Rear wheel bearing and race removal and installation - Stanza 1982-89

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Fig. Fig. 2: Rear axle assembly - Stanza 1982-86

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Fig. Fig. 3: Rear axle assembly - Stanza 1987-89 and Stanza Wagon 2WD

  1. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  3. Remove the rear wheel. Release the parking brake.
  5. Work off center hub cap by using thin tool. If necessary tap around it with a soft hammer while removing.
  7. Pry off cotter pin and take out adjusting cap and wheel bearing lock nut.

During removal, be careful to avoid damaging O ring in dust cap if so equipped.

  1. Remove rear drum with outer bearing and washer and inner bearing and seal inside the drum.
  3. Remove inner bearing and seal from drum using long brass drift pin or equivalent.

To install:
  1. Install the inner bearing (and seal in the correct position) assembly in the brake drum and install the drum on the vehicle.

The rear wheel bearings must be adjusted after installation, if one piece bearing is used just the torque wheel bearing lock nut.

  1. Install the outer bearing assembly, wheel bearing lock nut, adjusting cap and NEW cotter pin. Adjust the wheel bearings-refer to the necessary procedure.
  3. Install the center cap and the wheel assembly. To remove the wheel bearing races knock them out of the brake drum using a suitable brass punch.

1990-92 Stanza

See Figure 4

On these vehicles a one-piece bearing hub assembly is used. This assembly does not require maintenance or adjustment after installation. If any problem (noise, excessive drag etc.) replace the wheel hub assembly.

  1. Raise and support the vehicle safely. Remove the rear whee