1998 Jaguar XJ8 Wheel bearings

  • 1998 JAGUAR XJ8
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • 121,000 MILES
Do you have a drawing of the procedure to change out rear wheel bearings
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Saturday, February 7th, 2009 AT 10:42 AM

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Raise and support vehicle. Disconnect parking brake cable from hub carrier. Remove brake caliper, and wire aside. Release parking brake shoe adjuster. Remove brake disc. Position cutout in hub toward front parking brake shoe. Remove front parking shoe spring cup washer, spring and inner cup washer.
Position cutout in hub towards rear parking brake shoe. Remove rear shoe spring cup washer, spring and inner cup washer. Remove upper parking brake shoe adjuster and connecting spring. Remove lower parking brake shoe connecting spring.
Remove fulcrum shaft nut. Remove cotter pin, hub nut and washer from end of axle shaft. Place thread protector on end of axle shaft. Mount hub puller on hub. Disconnect hub and carrier from axle shaft. Remove fulcrum shaft. Remove hub carrier.
Bearing Replacement (Hub)
Place hub carrier in arbor press. Place hub tool on hub carrier assembly. Ensure parking brake expander locates into hub tool cutout. Place align button onto hub assembly.
Press hub from carrier. Remove inner bearing and collar. Using a drift, carefully remove outer hub seal, outer bearing, inner bearing, inner seal and bearing races. See Fig. 4.
Fig. 4: Exploded View Of Hub Carrier
Courtesy of JAGUAR CARS LTD.
Clean and inspect all parts. Replace parts as needed. Reverse disassembly procedure while noting the following: when installing inner bearing to hub carrier, install shim between bearing and hub.
Mount dial indicator on hub carrier with pointer resting on end of hub. Use 2 levers between hub and hub carrier, press hub outward. Note reading on dial indicator.
The difference between dial indicator readings, is preload of hub bearings. Adjust shim thickness to obtain preload.
Bearing Replacement (Fulcrum Pivot)
Place hub carrier in a vise. Using a drift, remove fulcrum shaft components. See Fig. 7. Fit extractor behind bearing race. Install slide hammer to extractor and remove bearing race. Loosen, but DO NOT remove, extractor cross bolt. Remove remaining bearing race in same manner.
Clean and inspect all parts. Replace parts as needed. Pack bearings with axle bearing grease. Install bearing and fully seat bearing races using handle and race installer.
Using equal thickness shims, obtain bearing preload. To reassemble, reverse disassembly procedure.
To install, reverse removal procedure. Tighten all bolts to specification.
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Thursday, December 31st, 2009 AT 6:45 PM

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