Mechanics

DIY REPLACEMENT

2004 Volvo S60

Drive Train Axles Bearings problem
2004 Volvo S60 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 50,000 miles

Have noisy Wheel Hub Assembly -- bearing noise. Am moderate backyard mech (normal stuff only). Would like to replace myself (high cost item plus high labor) but need some encouragement that it is not an " impossible" task. My feeling is that since the bearings are NOT themselves " touched" -- it seems that it would be possible to change the assembly myself. If I am wrong; I would much prefer to be so told than get into a corner making a big mess. Thanks
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Ka5p
May 29, 2009.



If you are doing the hub assembly then you should have no problem. Is this the front or the rear?

JIS001
May 29, 2009.
Really do appreciate the interest and the response.I am quite sure it is the left front. Have had " the rumble" for long time -- gone through the " tires" answers twice. Now running on TOL Michelins w/no change so I KNOW it's not tire noise. Becoming rather pronounced now so don't think I have a lot of time left. Still exactly the same " rumble" -- begins at about 20 and never goes away after that. Are there any applicable " instruction sheets" that you might know about re: step by step?

Tiny
Ka5p
May 30, 2009.
The manuel has you remove the entire spindle to replace the hub. What you can do is remove the caliper and rotor. Remove outer tie rod end nut to the spindle and separate from there. Remove the axle nut and pull the spindle away from the axle. Remove the 4 screws behinde the spindle and the hub will fall out. Once the hub is out you can spin the bearing by hand and feel if the bearing is binding. If it is you have found the problem. Use new screws when installing the hub. Tighten crosswise. Tighten to 20 Nm. Then tighten to 65 Nm. Finally angle-tighten 60 °
Hope this helps.

JIS001
May 30, 2009.
It does indeed -- far more than I ever expected. Thank you sir for your insight/time and effort. I shall order the parts and plunge forward with the project! Thanks again.

Tiny
Ka5p
May 31, 2009.