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How do you replace a rear wheel bearing on a 1989 chevy g20 van

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How do you replace a rear wheel bearing on a 1989 chevy g20 van
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Danny replied 11 years ago.
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First you will Remove the axle shaft using the procedure below.


Raise and support the vehicle.


Remove the wheel and tire assembly.


NOTE: Empty the lubricant into a clean container for reuse.


Remove the differential housing cover.


Remove the 10 differential housing cover bolts and drain the lubricant from the rear axle housing.


Remove the differential housing cover.


Vehicles with drum brakes

Remove the rear brake drums.


Vehicles with disc brakes


Remove the rear disc brake caliper.


Wire the rear disc brake caliper aside.


Remove the rear brake disc.



All vehicles

Remove the differential pinion shaft.


Remove and discard the differential pinion shaft lock bolt.


Remove the differential pinion shaft.



CAUTION: Do not damage the rubber O-rings in the axle shaft grooves.


Remove the U-washers.


Push the axle shafts.


Remove the U-washers.



CAUTION: Do not damage the wheel bearing oil seal.


Remove the two axle shafts.



Next you will.


Remove the axle shaft oil seal. Discard the oil seal.


Inspect the rear wheel bearing and axle shaft for wear or damage.


Remove the rear wheel bearing. You will need slide hammer for this.



Installation


Lubricate the new rear wheel bearing with rear axle lubricant.


Using the old bearing as tool to hit with hammer, install the rear wheel bearing.


Lubricate the lip of the new wheel bearing oil seal with grease.


Install the wheel bearing oil seal.


Install the axle shaft. Reverse the removal procedure. Fill with fluid.