Raise and support vehicle. Remove rear wheel. Remove axle shaft lock nut. Remove and suspend brake caliper. Mark disc and hub for installation reference. Remove brake disc retaining screws and brake disc.
Remove parking brake shoes and cable. See BRAKE SYSTEMS - DISCS article in BRAKES section. Remove ABS wheel speed sensor. Remove strut rod and lower suspension arms. See LOWER CONTROL ARMS. Remove lower shock absorber nut, leaving bolt in place.
Remove upper arm retaining bolts. Remove lower bolt on shock absorber. Remove axle carrier with upper arm. Place axle carrier in vise. Loosen upper arm retaining nut. Tap nut using hammer to remove upper arm from axle carrier.
Pry out bearing dust deflector. Remove grease seal using Puller (09308-00010). Discard grease seal. Remove bolts and nuts retaining dust cover plate to axle carrier. Rotate dust cover plate to allow installation of Bearing Puller (09950-20017).
Using Bearing Puller (09950-20017), remove axle hub from axle carrier. Remove dust cover plate. Remove inner bearing race from hub using bearing remover. Remove outer grease seal. Remove bearing snap ring. Temporarily install inner race into axle bearing. Press bearing from axle carrier.
Press new bearing into axle carrier using Press Adapters (09309-36010 and 09608-32010). Install snap ring into axle carrier. Install dust cover plate, retaining nuts, and bolts. Install new outer grease seal. Press axle hub into axle carrier. Install new inner grease seal.
Install bearing dust deflector. Align dust deflector hole with ABS speed sensor hole in axle carrier. Install upper arm onto axle carrier. Install NEW nut, and tighten it to specification.
Install rear axle carrier together with upper arm. Insert axle shaft through axle bearing as upper arm is installed. Tighten upper arm bolts to specification. DO NOT damage grease seal or ABS speed sensor rotor. Install lower shock absorber, bolt and nut.
To complete installation, reverse removal procedure. Tighten bolts and nuts to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS. Check wheel alignment. See WHEEL ALIGNMENT SPECIFICATIONS & PROCEDURES article in WHEEL ALIGNMENT section
Thursday, March 18th, 2010 AT 8:24 AM