Removal & Installation
- Remove the front wheel.
- Detach the shock absorber.
- Disconnect the driveshaft by removing the grease cap and pulling out the cotter pin and lock cap.
- Apply the brakes to hold the axle from spinning and remove the lock nut.
- If the vehicle is equipped with antilock brakes, detach the speed sensor and wiring harness clamp from the steering knuckle.
- Remove the banjo bolt and two gaskets from the caliper.
- Detach the flexible brake hose from the caliper.
- Remove the brake caliper and then the rotor.
- Properly hang the brake caliper (NOT by the brake hose).
- Detach the lower ball joint.
- Remove the steering knuckle.
Clamp the axle hub in a soft jaw vise.
NOTEClose the vise until it holds the hub bolts.
- Using the proper seal puller or prytool, remove the oil seal.
- Use a chisel and hammer to loosen the staked part of the lock nut.
- Remove the lock nut. A special service tool may be required.
Remove the Antilock Brake System (ABS) speed sensor rotor/spacer.
NOTEDo NOT scratch the speed sensor rotor.
- Detach the bolts to the dust shield and shift the shield towards the outside of the hub.
- Remove the axle from the steering knuckle, a special service tool may be required.
- Remove the dust cover from the steering knuckle.
- On vehicles without a free wheeling hub, that are 4WD only, remove the bearing spacer and ABS speed sensor rotor spacer.
- Remove the outside seal by prying it out with a seal puller.
- Remove the bearing from the steering knuckle by removing the snap ring with a pair of snap ring pliers.
- Press the bearing from the steering knuckle.
- Install the new bearing.
- Install a new oil seal.
- Install the axle hub to the steering knuckle. Torque the bolts to 13 ft. lbs. (18 Nm).
- Re-install the ABS speed sensor rotor.
- On vehicles that are equipped with a free wheel hub, install the bearing spacer.
- On four wheel drive models, install a new inside oil seal.
- Install the grease cap.
- The remainder of the installation procedure is the reverse of removal.