WHEEL BEARING ADJUSTMENT Front wheel bearings are permanently sealed; lubrication and adjustment are not required. Hub and bearing are replaced as an assembly. Page 1 of 1 SUSPENSION - FRONT - FWD -1999 Plymouth Voyager 3/9/2009
HUB & BEARING (FWD) Removal 1. Raise vehicle on jackstand or center on a frame contact type hoist. 2. Remove wheel and tire. 3. Remove brake drum from hub/bearingassembly. 4. Remove the rear wheel speed sensor from the rear/hub bearing. See Fig. 6 . This will prevent damage to the speed sensor during removal and installation of the hub/bearing. Fig. 6: View Of Rear Wheel Speed Sensor (FWD) Courtesy of DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION Fig. 7: Locating Rear Hub& Bearing Mounting Bolts (FWD) Courtesy of DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION 5. Remove the 4 bolts attaching the hub/bearing to the rear axle. See Fig. 7 . Fig. 8: Using Tool 8214-1 To Remove Stuck Hub/Bearing (FWD) Courtesy of DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION 6. If hub/bearing cannot be removed from the axle by hand, use Special Tool 8214-1 and follow procedures to press the hub/bearing out of the axle. See Fig. 8 . Ã Place Special Tool 8214-1 over tone wheel and against cast flange of hub/bearing.Put a dab of grease in the bolt pilot hole on the back of special tool 8214-1. Ã Insert Special Tool 8214-2 into the hole in the bottom of the end casting on the axle. The tool should be against and supported by the axle plate when pressing the wheel bearing out of the axle. If the tool will no fit into the hole in the end casting, file or grind the flashing from the hole until the tool fits properly. NOTE: The rear wheel speed sensor bolts to the hub/bearing. It can not be removed unless the speed sensor is removed first. CAUTION: When working in the area of the rear hub/bearing and when removing it from the rear axle, care must be used so the teeth on the tone wheel are not damaged. Damage to the teeth on the tone wheel will result in false ABS cycling and corrosion of the tone wheel. CAUTION: Corrosion may occur between the hub/bearing and the axle. If this occurs the hub/bearing will be difficult to remove from the axle. If the hub/bearing will not come out of the axle by pulling on it by hand, do not pound on the hub/bearing to remove it from the axle. Pounding on the hub/bearing to remove it from the axle will result in noise or failure of the bearing.Ã Align bolt in Tool 8214-2 with pilot hole in special tool 8214-1. Tighten bolt against Tool 8214-1.Press hub/bearing out of axle by continuing to tighten bolt in Tool 8214-2 against Tool 8214-1. 7. Remove the hub/bearing from the rear axle and brake support plate. See Fig. 9 . Fig. 9: Removing Hub & Bearing From Axle (FWD) Courtesy of DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION Installation 1. Install the 4 hub/bearing to axle mounting bolts into the holes in the flange of the rear axle. 2. Install the rear brake support plate on the 4 mounting bolts installed in the flange of the rear axle. 3. Align the rear hub/bearing with the 4 mounting bolts and start mounting bolts into hub/bearing. Tighten the 4 bolt in a crisscross pattern until the hub/bearing and brake support plate is fully and squarely seated onto flange of rear axle. 4. Tighten the 4 hub/bearing mounting bolts. See Fig. 7 . Tighten to specifications. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS . 5. Install the rear wheel speed sensor on the rear hub/bearing flange. See Fig. 6 . Install the speed sensor attaching bolt and tighten to specifications. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS . 6. Install brake drum on hub/bearing assembly. 7. Install the tire and wheel assembly. 8. Tighten the wheel stud nuts in the proper sequence to specifications. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS . 9. Adjust the rear brakes as necessary.
Monday, March 9th, 2009 AT 12:38 PM