PT Cruiser 2006-2007

Wheel Bearings

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Adjustment



The PT Cruiser is equipped with a sealed hub and bearing assemblies. The hub and bearing assembly is non-serviceable. If the assembly is damaged, the complete unit must be replaced.

Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    WARNING
    DO NOT allow the caliper to hang by the brake hose.


    NOTE
    Discard the hub nut and replace with a new one during installation.



    The wheel
     
    The rear brake drum, if equipped
     
    The caliper (suspend on a wire) and the rotor, if equipped with rear disc brakes
     



    The dust cap from the rear hub/bearing
     
    The hub/bearing assembly-to-knuckle/spindle nut
     



    The hub/bearing from the spindle by pulling it off the end of the spindle by hand
     

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To install:


WARNING
The hub/bearing nut must be tightened to its specified torque value-but NOT over-tightened. The proper specification is crucial to the life of the hub bearing.

  1. Position the hub/bearing assembly on the rear spindle/knuckle. Install a NEW hub nut and tighten to 160 ft. lbs. (217 Nm).
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  3. Install or connect the following:

    The dust cap and seat it using a soft face hammer to carefully tap it into place
     
    The brake drum, if equipped
     
    The rotor, if equipped
     
    The caliper and 2 guide pin bolts, if equipped with disc brakes. Torque the bolts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).
     

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