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  • ridgerunner2415
  • 2002 Pontiac Bonneville

Drive Train Axles Bearings problem
2002 Pontiac Bonneville 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 117000 miles

How to replace front wheel bearing assembly

Thursday, March 5th, 2009 AT 2:01 PM

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  • bluelightnin6
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Remove or disconnect the following:

Insert a drift punch through the caliper and into the rotor cooling fins to prevent the rotor from turning.

Front wheel
Halfshaft nut and washer
Brake caliper
Brake rotor
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) speed sensor
3 hub/bearing assembly bolts
Dust shield
Hub/bearing assembly from the halfshaft, using a puller
Hub/bearing assembly from the steering knuckle

((Use a puller such as J 28733-B to press the halfshaft from the hub assembly))


Install the hub/bearing assembly over the halfshaft splines. Be sure the splines engage smoothly.
Apply a light coating of grease to the steering knuckle bore.
Slide the hub assembly onto the halfshaft as far as possible. If the hub will not bottom out on the halfshaft, install the hub mounting bolts and use the halfshaft nut to draw the hub onto the halfshaft.
Once the hub is flush with the steering knuckle, remove the mounting bolts and install the dust shield.
Install or connect the following:
Install the mounting bolts. Torque the bolts to 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm).
Place the transaxle in N.
Install or connect the following:
ABS front wheel speed sensor connector, and clip to the dust shield
Brake rotor
Torque the halfshaft nut to 118 ft. lbs. (160 Nm) on models except Park Avenue.
Install the front wheels. Torque the lug nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (140 Nm).
Road test the vehicle.

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