Quest 1995-1996

Wheel Hub, Steering Knuckle & Bearing

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Specific to:

Mercury Villager 1993-2000

Nissan Quest 1993-2000



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Fig. Hub and related components-1993-96 vehicles



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Fig. Hub and related components-1997-00 vehicles

Removal & Installation




NOTE
Be sure that new strut-to-steering knuckle nuts, ball joint cotter pin, hub nut cotter pin, outer tie rod end cotter pin are available. These parts lose their torque holding/retention capabilities during removal and must not be reused.

  1. Remove the front wheel cover.
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  3. Loosen the front wheel lug nuts.
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  5. Remove the hub nut cotter pin and discard it. Remove the hub nut retainer, if applicable, and loosen the hub nut.

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    Fig. Loosen the hub nut before raising the vehicle

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  7. Apply the parking brake, block the rear wheels, then raise and safely support the front of the vehicle securely on jackstands.
  8.  
  9. Remove the front wheel.
  10.  
  11. Remove the hub nut and washer.
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  13. Remove the brake caliper. DO NOT disconnect the brake hose. Please refer to Brakes, Disc Brakes, Brake Caliper, Removal and Installation for the procedure. Support the caliper on a piece of wire from a nearby support such as the strut.
  14.  
  15. Remove the brake rotor.
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  17. Remove the front anti-lock brake (ABS) sensor bolt and position the sensor out of the way.
  18.  
  19. Remove the cotter pin and the castellated nut from the outer tie rod end. Discard the cotter pin.
  20.  
  21. Separate the outer tie rod end from the steering knuckle using an appropriate tie rod end remover.
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  23. Remove the lower ball joint cotter pin and discard it.
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  25. Loosen the lower ball joint nut until it contacts the outboard CV-joint.
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  27. While pulling down on the lower control arm, strike