REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
- Apply the hand brake and loosen the rear wheel lug nuts.
- Raise and support the rear of the vehicle with jackstands. Remove the rear wheel assemblies.
- If equipped with rear disc brakes, remove the caliper and support it on a wire.
- Using a small prybar, remove the rear wheel grease cap.
- Using a hammer and a punch, flatten the lock washer and loosen the axle nut. Remove the lock washer and the thrust plate.
- When removing the drum or disc, be careful not to drop the inner race from the outer bearing.
- Using a gear puller, remove the spacer and the inner race of the inner bearing.
- Using a brass drift and a hammer, drive the outer race of the inner bearing (with the oil seal) from the drum or disc.
- Using a brass drift and a hammer, drive the outer race of the outer bearing from the drum or disc.
- Clean and inspect the parts for damage, wear and/or corrosion; replace the parts, if necessary.
- Using the Bearing Installation tool No. 925220000 or equivalent, press the outer race of the inner bearing into the drum or disc until it seats against the shoulder.
- Apply a small amount of grease to the oil seal lips, then install the oil seal until it is flush with the drum or disc.
- Using the Bearing Installation tool No. 921130000 or equivalent, press the outer race of the outer bearing into the drum or disc until it seats against the shoulder.
- Apply approximately 1 / 8 oz. (3.5 g) of wheel bearing grease to the inner and the outer bearings. Fill the disc or drum hub with 1 oz. (28 g) of wheel bearing grease.
- Install a new spacer O-ring, the spacer and the inner race of the inner bearing onto the trailing arm spindle.
- To complete the installation, reverse the remaining removal procedures. Adjust the wheel bearing.
- Temporarily tighten the axle nut to 36 ft. lbs. 48 Nm), turn the drum or disc (back and forth) several times to ensure that the bearings are properly seated.
- Rotate the nut backwards 1 / 8 turn in order to obtain the correct starting force.
- Using a spring gauge, at a 90° angle to the wheel lug, check the rotating force; the force should be 1.9-3.2 ft. lbs. (2-4 Nm).
- After adjustment is complete, bend the lock washer.
- After installing a new O-ring to the grease cap, install the cap with a plastic hammer.