REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
- Remove the hub cap and loosen lug nuts. Raise the vehicle and support with jackstands.
- Remove the wheel assemblies and install halfshaft boot protectors J-33162 or equivalent.
- Remove the hub nut and washer, discard the old nut to replace with new.
- Remove the caliper and rotor.
- Remove the three hub and bearing-to-knuckle attaching bolts.
If the bearing is being reused, mark the attaching bolts and corresponding holes for proper reinstallation.
- Install bearing removal tool J-28733 or equivalent and remove the hub and bearing assembly.
If installing a new bearing, replace the knuckle seal.
- Clean and inspect the bearing mating surfaces and knuckle bore for dirt, nicks and burrs. Repair or replace where necessary.
- Install a new knuckle seal using a seal installer tool J-28671 or equivalent. Apply axle grease to the seal and knuckle bore.
- Push the hub and bearing onto the axle shaft.
- Apply partial torque to the new hub nut until the hub and bearing is seated. About 74 ft. lbs. (100 Nm) of initial torque.
- Install the brake shield and hub-to-knuckle attaching bolts and torque to 55-70 ft. lbs. (75-95 Nm).
- Install the caliper and rotor assemblies.
- Install the wheel assemblies and torque the lug nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (136 Nm). Lower the vehicle.
- Apply final torque to the hub nut, 200 ft. lbs. (270 Nm).
This torque setting is very important to provide proper bearing load.