The rear hub/bearing assembly is a sealed assembly, which requires no periodic maintenance and cannot be serviced. If the hub/bearing assembly becomes worn or damaged, the entire unit must be replaced.
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
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- Raise the rear of the vehicle and support safely using jackstands, then remove the rear wheel.
- If equipped with an Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), disconnect the negative battery cable, then unplug the ABS speed sensor connector.
- If equipped with rear disc brakes, remove the 2 caliper-to-knuckle mounting bolts from the rear of the knuckle, then use a length of wire to suspend the caliper from the strut, clear of the knuckle.
- Remove the brake drum or rotor, as applicable.
- Remove the 4 hub/bearing-to-knuckle bolts and remove the assembly from the vehicle.
- Position the brake backing plate and the hub/bearing assembly, then secure the components to the knuckle using the retaining bolts. Tighten the bolts to 63 ft. lbs. (85 Nm).
- Install the brake drum or the rotor and caliper. If applicable, tighten the caliper retaining bolts to 63 ft. lbs. (85 Nm).
- If equipped, install the ABS wiring harness to the speed sensor.
- Install the wheel assembly, remove the supports and carefully lower the vehicle. If applicable, connect the negative battery cable.