HUB/BEARING & KNUCKLE ASSEMBLY
1. Raise and support vehicle. Remove wheel. Remove caliper assembly. DO NOT allow caliper to hang from brake hose. Always support caliper by wiring it to frame. Remove rotor. Remove speed sensor head. If sensor has seized due to corrosion, DO NOT use pliers on sensor head. Use a hammer and punch.
CAUTION:When removing hub and bearing assembly from steering knuckle, DO NOT damage flinger disc on assembly. If flinger disc becomes damaged, replace entire hub and bearing assembly.
2. Loosen and remove ABS speed sensor mounting screw. Carefully remove sensor head from steering knuckle. If sensor head is seized due to corrosion, use hammer and brass punch to tap sensor. Tap edge of sensor ear, rocking sensor from side to side until it is free. DO NOT use pliers on sensor head.
3. Remove hub and bearing retaining nut. Remove 3 bolts securing hub assembly to steering knuckle. Pull hub straight back from knuckle. If hub is corroded, pry between hub flange and knuckle.
CAUTION:If metal seal on hub/bearing assembly is seized to steering knuckle and becomes dislodged during removal, replace hub/bearing.
4. Fully remove knuckle pinch bolt. Insert pry bar between lower control arm and steering knuckle. Push down on pry bar to separate ball joint stud from steering knuckle. Ensure ball joint dust boot is not damaged during removal. Loosen and remove strut-to-knuckle nuts. Bolts are serrated where installed into knuckle. DO NOT turn bolts in steering knuckle. Use soft-face hammer to drive bolts out of knuckle. Remove knuckle from vehicle.
Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 AT 5:31 AM