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How to change 2003 dodge ram 2500 front hub.

Customer Question

How to change 2003 dodge ram 2500 front hub. Is gasket needed and what is torque on bolts
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  DODGEEXPERT replied 7 years ago.
Hello and thanks for your post. Well my friend here is the info you will need.

REMOVAL

  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
  2. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
  3. Remove the brake caliper and rotor.
  4. Remove the ABS wheel speed sensor if equipped.
  5. Remove the halfshaft nut. NOTE: Do not strike the knuckle with a hammer to remove the tie rod end or the ball joint. Damage to the steering knuckle will occur.
  6. Remove the tie rod end nut and separate the tie rod from the knuckle using special tool 8677.
  7. Remove the upper ball joint nut and separate the upper ball joint from the knuckle using special tool 8677.
  8. Pull down on the steering knuckle to separate the halfshaft from the hub/bearing.

Fig. 14


  1. Remove the three hub/bearing mounting bolts from the steering knuckle.
  2. Slide the hub/bearing out of the steering knuckle.
  3. Remove the brake dust shield.

INSTALLATION



  1. Install the brake dust shield.
  2. Install the hub/bearing into the steering knuckle and tighten the bolts to 163 Nm (120 ft. lbs.) .
  3. Install the brake rotor and caliper.
  4. Install the ABS wheel speed sensor if equipped.
  5. Install the upper ball joint nut to the steering knuckle and tighten to 54 Nm (40 ft. lbs.) (on 1500 series only an additional 90° turn).
  6. Install the tie rod end nut to the steering knuckle and tighten to 61 Nm (45 ft. lbs.) then an additional 90° .
  7. Install the halfshaft nut and tighten to 251 Nm (185 ft. lbs.) .
  8. Install the wheel and tire assembly.
  9. Remove the support and lower vehicle.

 

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