Suzuki Aerio, Verona 2002-06

Wheel Bearings

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Adjustment



The front and rear wheel bearings are not adjustable

The front wheel bearings are a cartridge type design and cannot be adjusted.

Cleaning & Repacking



If bearings are worn, replace with a new bearing assembly. The assembly contains sealed bearings.

Removal & Installation



  1. Remove the wheel.
  2.  
  3. Remove:

    The two bolts
     
    The brake caliper
     

  4.  
  5. Hang up the caliper in a suitable position.
  6.  
  7. Remove the halfshaft bolt. Use a prybar as a counterhold on the brake disc.
  8.  
  9. Detach the end of the halfshaft in the hub by knocking the halfshaft into the hub approximately 1 / 3 - 1 / 2 inch (10-15mm). Use a rubber or copper mallet.
  10.  
  11. Remove:

    The bolt
     
    The brake disc
     

  12.  
  13. Remove the nut.
    NOTE
    Counterhold using the wrench grip so that the bolt does not rotate and damage the rubber boot.

  14.  
  15. Remove the nut. Pull the sway bar link out of its mounting.
    NOTE
    Counterhold using a Torx wrench so that the boot for the link is not damaged.

  16.  
  17. Remove the ABS cable harness from its brackets.
  18.  
  19. Remove the nut from the ball joint on both sides. Counterhold using a Torx wrench so that the ball joint boot is not damaged.
  20.  
  21. Press out the ball joints.
  22.  
  23. Pull down the control arm using a tension strap.
  24.  
  25. Release the spring strut from the control arm and halfshaft.
    WARNING
    Ensure that the tension strap is correctly secured in the control arms.

  26.  
  27. Remove:

    The four bolts
     
    The hub

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    Fig. Front hub bolts

     

  28.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    The hub
     
    The four bolts. For 5- and 6-cylinder models, torque to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm), then 44 ft. lbs. (60 Nm), then an additional 60°. For 8-cylinder models, torque to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm), then 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm), then an additional 60°.
     

  2.  
  3. Install the halfshaft in the hub. Align the ball joint against the control arm.
  4.  
  5. Release the tensioning strap between the control arms.
  6.  
  7. Install a nut on the ball joint. Tighten to 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm).
    NOTE
    Counterhold using the Torx wrench so as not to damage the boot.

  8.  
  9. Remove the tensioner strap.
  10.  
  11. Install the ABS cable harness in the brackets.
  12.  
  13. Install:

    The anti-roll bar link
     
    The nut (M12). Torque to 44 ft. lbs. (60 Nm)
     
    The steering arm
     
    The nut. Torque to 52 ft. lbs. (70 Nm)
     
    The brake disc
     
    The bolt.
     

  14.  
  15. Install a new halfshaft bolt.
  16.  
  17. Install:

    The brake caliper
     
    The two bolts
     

  18.  
  19. Install the wheel.
  20.  


NOTE
Always replace bearing races as a complete set.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    Make note of how dust cover is positioned before removal to ensure that it is installed the exact same position.


    NOTE
    When installing wheel bearing, replace it with new one.



    Front wheel
     
    Brake caliper, carrier and disc from the steering knuckle
     
    Wheel speed sensor, if equipped with Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
     
    Tie rod from the steering knuckle
     
    Hub from the steering knuckle
     
    Steering knuckle

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    Fig. Steering knuckle bearing components

     
    Dust cover
     



    Circlip
     
    Wheel bearing, using hydraulic press and special tool 09913-75520
     



    Wheel bearing outside inner race
     

  4.  

To install

Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Proper installation of wheel hub bearing

  1. Face grooved rubber seal side of new wheel bearing upward as shown in figure and press-fit it into knuckle using special tool 09913-75510.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:
    NOTE
    When drive in dust cover, be careful not to deform it.



    Circlip
     
    Dust cover. Be sure that it is installed in the same position that it was removed from.
     



    Caulk with a punch
     
    Steering knuckle in the vehicle
     
    Tie rod end
     
    Brake caliper, carrier and disc on the steering knuckle
     
    Front wheel
     

  4.  


NOTE
Always replace bearing races as a complete set.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    Caulking nut and washer
     
    Outer tie rod
     
    Control arm ball joint
     
    Brake caliper
     
    Detent screw from the brake disc
     
    Brake disc
     
    Splash shield
     
    Front strut bolts
     
    Knuckle, hub assembly
     
    Hub bolts from knuckle
     
    Hub from the knuckle
     

  4.  

To install

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Hub to knuckle.
     
    Hub bolts. Tighten hub bolts to 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm).
     
    Splash shield and front strut bolts. Tighten the splash shield bolts to 7 ft. lbs. (10 Nm).
     
    Detent screw and disc. Tighten the detent screw to 3.5 ft. lbs. (5 Nm).
     
    Brake caliper
     
    Control arm ball joint bolt and tighten to 81 ft. lbs. (110 Nm)
     
    Outer tie rod bolt and tighten to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm)
     
    Washer and caulking nut onto the axle shaft. Tighten the caulking nut onto the axle shaft to 236 ft. lbs. (320 Nm).
     
    Front wheel
     

  2.  

 
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