Mechanics

REPLACING FRONT WHEEL BEARINGS AND REAR SHOCKS

2003 Pontiac Grand Prix • 6 cylinder FWD Automatic • 150,000 miles

I need to replace my front wheel bearings on a 2003 Grand Prix and would like to know how to do it and what tools I would need. Also I want to replace my rear shocks as well. Is this something I can do or do I need some special equipment?
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Tzw5kf
December 29, 2010.




Wheel Bearing/Hub Replacement - Front
Tools Required
J 28733-B Front/Rear Spindle Remover
Removal Procedure
Raise and support the vehicle.
Remove the tire and wheel. .
Disconnect the wheel speed sensor electrical connector (2), if equipped.
Remove the wheel speed sensor electrical connector from the bracket, if equipped.
Remove the brake caliper bracket with the brake caliper. Refer to FRONT BRAKE CALIPER BRACKET
Remove the brake rotor. .
Remove the wheel drive shaft nut. Refer to AXLE SHAFTS.
Use 3 wheel nuts in order to attach the J 28733-B to the wheel bearing/hub.
Use the J 28733-B in order to push the wheel drive shaft out of the wheel bearing/hub.
Remove and DISCARD the wheel bearing/hub bolts.
Important: Ensure that the wheel drive shaft outer seal/boot is not damaged.
Remove the wheel bearing/hub.
Installation Procedure
Install the wheel bearing/hub.
CAUTION: These fasteners MUST be replaced with new fasteners anytime they become loose or are removed. Failure to replace these fasteners after they become loose or are removed may cause loss of vehicle control and personal injury.

Install NEW wheel bearing/hub bolts.
Tighten
Tighten the NEW wheel bearing/hub bolts to 130 N.M (96 lb ft).
Install the wheel drive shaft nut. Install the brake rotor. Install the brake caliper bracket with the brake caliper. .
Important: Ensure that the connector clip engages the bracket properly.
Install the wheel speed sensor electrical connector to the bracket, if equipped.
Connect the wheel speed sensor electrical connector (2), if equipped.
Install the tire and wheel. .
Lower the vehicle.


BMRFIXIT
Dec 29, 2010.


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