Suzuki Aerio, Verona 2002-06

Wheel Bearings

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Adjustment



If bearings are worn, replace with new sealed bearings.

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

Removal & Installation



  1. Lock the self-adjuster unit for the parking brake.
  2.  
  3. Remove:

    The rear wheel
     
    The bolt for the halfshaft.
     

  4.  
  5. Remove the wheel.
  6.  
  7. Remove:

    The brake caliper mounting bolts. Hang the caliper up using a piece of wire
     
    The brake disc locating pin/bolt
     
    The brake disc.
     

  8.  
  9. Install tensioner 999 5659. See the procedure under Shock Absorber removal and installation.
  10.  
  11. Support the rear suspension 20 inches (500mm) up between the fender edge and the center of the wheel.
  12.  
  13. Remove:

    The bolt in the mounting for the tie rod (1)
     
    The bolt in the mounting for the control arm (2)
     
    The nut in the mounting for the anti-roll bar link (3). Counterhold using a wrench so that the boot does not rotate
     
    The bolt for the mounting for the lateral link (4).
     

  14.  
  15. Position a transaxle jack under the steering knuckle and carefully raise.
    NOTE
    Pull the halfshaft from the hub whilst raising the steering knuckle.

  16.  
  17. Release the tensioner so that the control arm hangs in the shock absorber.
  18.  
  19. Remove:

    The four bolts
     
    The hub.
     

  20.  

To install:

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Fig. Rear hub bolts

  1. Install:

    The hub
     
    The four bolts. Torque to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm), then 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm) plus 60°
     

  2.  
  3. Carefully lower the transaxle jack. Install the halfshaft whilst lowering.
  4.  
  5. Remove the transaxle jack.
  6.  
  7. Support the tensioner to install the bolts for the control arm and lateral link.
  8.  
  9. Install:
    NOTE
    Tension the rear suspension to the normal position before tightening the bolts and mounting in the rubber bushing. (See normal position.)



    The bolt for mounting the lateral link (4). (M12).
     
    The nut in the mounting for the anti-roll bar link (3). (M12) Counterhold using a wrench so that the boot does not rotate Torque to 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm)
     
    The bolt for the mounting for the control arm (2) (M12)
     
    The bolt for the mounting for the tie rod (1). (M12).
     

  10.  
  11. Remove tensioner 999 5659.
  12.  
  13. Install:

    The brake disc
     
    The brake disc locating pin/bolt (M6)
     
    The brake caliper
     
    The brake caliper mounting bolts.
     
    The bolt for the halfshaft (M10)
     
    The rear wheel.
     

  14.  
  15. Activate the self adjuster for the parking brake.
  16.  

With Wheel Hubs
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Set the parking brake.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Rear wheels
     
    Rear brake drums
     

  6.  
  7. Use a brass drift and knock the wheel bearings from the drum assembly.
  8.  

To install:

  1. Position the inner wheel bearing on the drum with the sealed side facing out. Using a rear wheel Bearing Installer 09913-76010, install the rear wheel bearing. Install the wheel bearing spacer into the drum.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Outer wheel bearing with the sealed side facing out, using a wheel bearing installer
     

  4.  
  5. Fill the space in the brake drum in between the wheel bearings to about 40% capacity with wheel bearing grease.
  6.  
  7. Install or connect the following:

    Brake drum
     
    Spindle washer and a new spindle nut. Tighten the spindle nut to 58-86 ft. lbs. (80-120 Nm).
     

  8.  
  9. Coat the spindle nut and the spindle dust cap with sealer.
    NOTE
    When installing the spindle cap, hammer lightly several times on the collar of the cap until the collar comes closely into contact with the brake drum. If the fitting part of the cap is deformed or damaged or if it fits loose, replace the cap with a new one.

  10.  
  11. Depress the brake pedal with about 66 lbs. (30 kg) of force 3 to 5 times to obtain proper drum to shoe clearance.
  12.  
  13. Install the wheels.
  14.  
  15. Check to ensure that the brake drum is free from dragging and proper braking is obtained.
  16.  

Without Wheel Hubs
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Set the parking brake.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Rear wheels
     
    Brake drum, if equipped with drum brakes
     
    Caliper, carrier and disc, if equipped with rear disc brakes
     

  6.  
  7. Release the parking brake.
  8.  
  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Spindle cap without deforming it
     
    Sealer from the spindle nut
     
    Spindle nut and washer
     

  10.  
  11. Using a brake hub removal tool and a slide hammer remove the hub from the spindle.
    NOTE
    The wheel bearing and hub are a solid unit. When the wheel bearing is found defective and it is necessary to replace it, replace the hub assembly.

  12.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Wheel hub, washer and a new spindle nut. Tighten the spindle nut to 108-144 ft. lbs. (150-200 Nm).
     

  2.  
  3. Coat the spindle nut with sealer
  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    Spindle cap
     
    Brake drums, if equipped with rear drum brakes
     
    Brake caliper carrier and disc, if equipped with rear disc brakes
     

  6.  
  7. Depress the brake pedal with about 66 lbs. (30 kg) of force 3 to 5 times to obtain proper drum/rotor to shoe/pad clearance.
  8.  
  9. Install the wheels.
  10.  
  11. Check to ensure that the brakes are free from dragging and that proper braking is obtained.
  12.  

 
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