1989 Oldsmobile 98 Repair Question
1989 Oldsmobile 98 wheel hub/bearing replacement
1989 Oldsmobile 98 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 295000 miles
I'm replacing the front drivers side hub/bearing assemblly and was wondering what else I should replace seeing I'll have it all taken apart, as far as I know everything is still original.
Check the cv joint boots for cracks, leaks, or dry-rotting. The outer boot is relatively easy to replace and is inexpensive. The one thing to be very careful of is to torque the axle nut to the specified value. GMs call for a lot, typically 180 to 240 foot pounds. Do not place the vehicle's weight on the wheel until that nut is torqued. It will be permanently damaged and become noisy if it is not held together by the cv joint and nut.
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