REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
HUB & KNUCKLE ASSEMBLY
1.Loosen lug nuts with vehicle weight on tires. Pry lock tab away from spindle nut, and loosen nut. Raise and support vehicle. Remove lug nuts and spindle nut. Remove wheel assembly. Remove caliper assembly, and support aside. DO NOT put weight on flexible brake line.
2.Remove cotter pin and nut from tie rod end. Using Ball Joint Remover (07MAC-SL00200), separate tie rod ball joint and lift tie rod end out of knuckle. Remove cotter pin from lower control arm ball joint, and loosen castle nut half length of joint threads. See Fig. 2 . Using ball joint separator, separate lower ball joint from control arm. Remove nut.
3.Remove hub/knuckle from control arm. Remove cotter pin and nut from upper ball joint. Using ball joint remover, separate ball joint from upper control arm. Slide axle shaft from knuckle and hub assembly. Support axle shaft with wire. Remove hub/knuckle assembly.
Remove the 4 bolts holding the wheel bearing and disc ( rotor). onto the knuckle.
Tap wheel bearing out of knuckle.
Remove the 4 bolts holding the rotor to the wheel bearing.
Saturday, July 31st, 2010 AT 1:06 PM