The wheel bearings are not adjustable.
Removal & Installation
- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Raise and support the vehicle safely.
- Remove the tire and wheel.
Remove the crimped section of the axle nut. Depress the brake pedal and remove the axle nut.
NOTEBe sure to loosen the axle nut after removing the tire and wheel from the vehicle. Failure to do this may damage the wheel bearings.
- Remove the disc brake caliper from its mounting as suspend it to the side, with wire. Do not disconnect the brake line.
Remove the rotor.
NOTEIf the rotor is seized within the hub, remove the rotor by installing an 8mm bolt in the screw hole on the rotor.
- As required, remove the front halfshaft.
Remove the four bolts from the front housing.
NOTEBe careful not to damage the magnetic encoder of the ABS sensor. Use the proper tools when working around this component.
- Remove the front halfshaft from the hub. Use tools ST92647000 and ST28099PA100 if necessary.
- Installation in the reverse order of the removal procedure.
- Tighten the four front hub retaining bolts to 48 ft. lbs. (65 Nm).
Be sure to use a new axle nut (olive colored). While depressing the brake pedal, tighten the axle nut to 177 ft. lbs. (240 Nm). Lock it securely in place.
NOTEInstall the tire and wheel after installation of the axle nut. Failure to do this may result in wheel bearing damage. Do not over tighten, as this too could cause wheel bearing damage.
- Continue the installation in the reverse order of the removal procedure.