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how do I replace rear wheel bearings 2003 chevy tracker

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how do I replace rear wheel bearings 2003 chevy tracker
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Eric replied 4 years ago.

Hi,

 

Once you remove the shaft, the bearing has to be pressed off and a new pressed on. Directions are below:

 

  • Loosen the parking brake cable for clearance.
  • Remove or disconnect the following:

    Rear wheel Brake drum Wheel speed sensor, if equipped Bearing retainer nuts Axle shaft and bearing Axle shaft inner oil seal
  • If equipped with ABS, grind a flat spot on the wheel speed sensor tone ring, then split the ring with a chisel.
  • Grind flat spots on the bearing retainer and split it with a chisel.
  • Press the wheel bearing off the axle shaft.
  • Remove the bearing retainer and the outer oil seal.
  •  

    To install:

    1. Install or connect the following:

      Outer oil seal to the bearing retainer Bearing retainer to the axle shaft Bearing and retainer ring pressed onto the axle shaft Wheel speed sensor tone ring pressed onto the axle shaft, if equipped Axle shaft inner oil seal Axle shaft and bearing Bearing retainer nuts. Tighten them to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm). Wheel speed sensor, if equipped Brake drum Rear wheel
    2. Fill the rear differential to the correct level.

     

     

     

     

     

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    Customer: replied 4 years ago.
    how does the axle come out?
    Expert:  Eric replied 4 years ago.

    Hi,

     

    It is in the above directions - remove the drum or rotor, then remove the axle shaft retaining nuts and pull shast out of housing

    Customer: replied 4 years ago.
    OK. I'll get back to you tomorrow.
    Expert:  Eric replied 4 years ago.

    hi,

     

    sounds good. I will be all day if you run into a problem

    Customer: replied 4 years ago.
    I can't get the axle out. Where are the axle shaft retaining nuts?
    Expert:  Eric replied 4 years ago.

    Hi,

     

    They are on the backside of the brake backing plate, close in to the axle housing tube:

     

    graphic

    Customer: replied 4 years ago.
    OK. I took those off. should i remove the brakes also? The axle still feels tight. I haven't hit it to loosen it or anything, should i give it a tap?
    Expert:  Eric replied 4 years ago.

    Hi,

     

    No, you can leave the shoes and hardware on there. It can be a bear to pull out at times. You can use a hammer to tap it out, or use a slide hammer attached to the lug studs to pull it out. Half the time I can yank it out by hand and the other half I use a slide hammer

    Customer: replied 4 years ago.
    ok. I'll give it a try and get back to you.
    Expert:  Eric replied 4 years ago.

    Hi,

     

    ok, sounds good

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    Customer: replied 4 years ago.
    Thank you for all your help.

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