Vibe 2003-2005

Wheel Bearings

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable. On vehicles equipped with an air bag, wait at least 90 seconds before proceeding.
     
    Wheel
     
    Brake drum or rotor
     
    With ABS brakes, ABS wheel speed sensor or skid control sensor, as applicable
     
    4 hub retaining bolts
     
    Hub

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    Fig. Exploded view of the hub and wheel bearing assembly

     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Hub to the knuckle. Tighten the bolts to 45 ft. lbs. (61 Nm).
     
    ABS wheel speed or skid control sensor, if equipped
     
    Brake drum or rotor
     
    Wheel
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  2.  
  3. Check and adjust the alignment, if needed.
  4.  

  1. Remove the rear knuckle.

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    Fig. Remove the dust deflector (2)

  2.  
  3. Remove the dust deflector (2).
  4.  
  5. Remove the 4 bolts.
  6.  
  7. Remove the wheel bearing and hub assembly.
  8.  

To install:

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Fig. Install the wheel bearing and hub assembly and the 4 bolts (2,3,4,and 5).

  1. Install the wheel bearing and hub assembly and the 4 bolts. Tighten the bolts to 41.3 ft. lbs. (56 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Use a hydraulic press in order to install a NEW dust deflector.
  4.  
  5. Install the rear knuckle.
  6.  

  1. Remove the rear knuckle.

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    Fig. Remove the dust deflector (2)

  2.  
  3. Remove the dust deflector (2).
  4.  
  5. Remove the 4 bolts.
  6.  
  7. Remove the wheel bearing and hub assembly.
  8.  

To install:

Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Install the wheel bearing and hub assembly and the 4 bolts (2,3,4,and 5).

  1. Install the wheel bearing and hub assembly and the 4 bolts. Tighten the bolts to 41.3 ft. lbs. (56 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Use a hydraulic press in order to install a NEW dust deflector.
  4.  
  5. Install the rear knuckle.
  6.  

 
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