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How To: Front Wheel Bearing Hub Assembly

Discussion in 'How-To' started by 04Mach1Blurr, Sep 27, 2012.

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  1. 04Mach1Blurr

    04Mach1Blurr 1st GT500 M122 Eaton Mach Established Member

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    A worn front wheel bearing can cause swaying while driving, vibrations, grinding sounds, and safety problems causing you to NOT GO FAST.

    Time:45Mins
    Tools Necessary:
    -Torque wrench capable of 250ftlbs 1/2'' attachment
    -Flat Head Screw Driver
    -Hammer
    -Jack
    -Jack Stands
    -36mm 1/2'' Deep-dish Socket
    -15mm Socket
    -Breaker-bar or Leverage-bar
    -Replacement Hub assembly With ABS ring
    -Front brake pad tool
    -Man's best friend for company
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    Steps:
    1. Loosen front lug nuts
    2. Jack up car and safely place jack stands
    3. Remove wheels
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    4. Remove pin from brake calipers, and tie them up and away.
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    5. Take the 15mm socket and back-out the 2 bolts that hold the caliper assembly on and remove.
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    6. Remove rotor
    7. Get flat head screw driver and hammer, pry the cap little by little rotating it in a star pattern until it pops off.
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    8. Use your breaker-bar or leverage bar with a 1/2'' attachment with the 36mm socket to remove the wheel bearing retaining nut.
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    9. Remove the wheel hub assembly, mine just slid off with a little work, some have had to tap it out with a hammer.
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    10. Replace with new unit tapping it in a star pattern to seat it properly.
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    11. Reinstall Retaining nut, tighten and use your 36mm socket and torque wrench. I've read multiple how- to's regarding the TQ rating and they varied from 246ftlbs to 258ftlbs. I just went and maxed my torque wrench out at 250tqlbs.
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    12. Reinstall the cap, rotor and caliper assembly holder.
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    13. Reinstall your caliper, you might need to push the pads and pistons in to fit it over the rotor again.
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    14. Reinstall wheel, lug nuts, tighten them, lower the car, re-tighten the lugs again. Test drive.

    Enjoy!:beer:
     
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