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How to on replacing the driver's side wheel hub on a 1998 chevy K1500 suburban. Procedure and any special tools needed
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Thursday, November 25th, 2010 AT 8:42 PM

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No special tools required

WHEEL BEARING/HUB REPLACEMENT
Removal Raise and support vehicle.
Remove tire and wheel assembly. Remove rotor. See BRAKE ROTOR under REMOVAL & INSTALLATION in appropriate DISC & DRUM article in BRAKES.
Remove wheel speed sensor and brake hose mounting bracket bolt from steering knuckle. Disconnect the electrical connection for the wheel speed sensor.
Remove the hub and bearing assembly mounting bolts. Remove hub and bearing assembly.
On C2500, remove "O" ring seal from steering knuckle bore. Replace "O" ring if cut or damaged.

Installation
Clean all contaminates and corrosion from steering knuckle bore and bearing assembly. On C2500, install "O" ring for the steering knuckle. Use bearing grease and lube steering knuckle bore, and install the hub and bearing assembly.
Install the mounting bolts for the hub and bearing assembly. (15 and 25 series). Tighten the hub to knuckle bolts to 133 ft. Lbs. (180 N.M). Connect the wheel speed sensor and install the sensor and brake hose mounting bracket bolt to the steering knuckle. Tighten the bolts to 9 INCH lbs. (12 N.M).
Install rotor. Tighten bolts and nuts to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS table. Lower vehicle and check wheel alignment. See SPECIFICATIONS & PROCEDURES - TRUCKS article in WHEEL ALIGNMENT.
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Friday, November 26th, 2010 AT 5:25 AM

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