• Tiny
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  • 1999 Buick Lesabre
  • 300 miles

How to remove/replace front wheel hub?

Monday, November 5th, 2012 AT 9:20 PM

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  • ASEMaster6371
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Raise and support the vehicle by the frame, allowing the control arms to hang free. Refer to Vehicle Lift Points.
Remove the wheel and tire. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation. Clean the drive axle threads of all dirt and lubricate.
Remove the drive axle nut. Insert the drift punch or screwdriver into caliper and rotor to prevent rotor from turning.
Remove the brake rotor. Refer to Brake Rotor Replacement in Brakes and Traction Control.

Remove the ABS front wheel speed sensor connector (1), and unclip from the dust shield.

Remove the hub and bearing retaining bolts (6) and the dust shield (1).
Place the transmission in Park.

IMPORTANT: The hub and bearing are replaced only as an assembly.

Using the J28733-B, separate the hub and bearing from the drive axle. Clean rust and foreign material from the knuckle mounting face, bore and chamfer to allow proper seating of the bearing into the knuckle.

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Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 AT 3:09 AM

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