The wheel bearing and knuckle assy has to be removed when replacing the front rotors.
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.
To install hub/knuckle, reverse removal procedure. Tighten bolts and nuts to specification. Use NEW spindle nut, and stake after tightening.
Remove steering knuckle.
Remove splash guard (if necessary).
Remove steering knuckle-to-hub mounting bolts and separate hub from steering knuckle.
Clean knuckle and hub thoroughly before reassembly.
Install splash guard (if removed). Bolt hub to steering knuckle. Tighten bolts to specification.
To complete installation, reverse removal procedure.
Monday, August 9th, 2010 AT 2:45 PM