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Don 'Mo Lurch'
Don 'Mo Lurch', Mazda Mechanic
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Mazda Bravo b2600: Con!

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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Mazda
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
How do I replace the front wheel bearing on my mazda bravo b2600 1991 model
Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 10 months ago.
REMOVAL1.Raise and support vehicle and remove front wheel.2.Remove caliper assembly, leaving hose attached, and suspend out of way.3.Remove hub cap, cotter pin, set cover and nut.4.Remove hub and plate, being careful not to let washer and bearing fall, then the dust cover.5.Remove tie rod end nut and, using tool###-##-#### ***** equivalent, separate tie rod end from knuckle. If removal is difficult, lightly tap ball joint coupling of knuckle with a hammer.6.Remove lower arm ball joint nut and, using tool###-##-####or equivalent, separate knuckle from lower arm, then install lower arm ball joint nut and tighten by hand.7.Support lower arm with suitable jack and, using tool###-##-####or equivalent, separate knuckle from upper arm.8.Remove lower arm ball joint nut, then the knuckle.DISASSEMBLY1.Scribe alignment marks on disc plate and wheel hub, then remove bolts and disassemble plate and hub. Secure disc plate in suitable vise and use suitable press to remove wheel lug bolts.2.Remove the oil seal and take out the bearing inner race.3.Using suitable round bar, lightly tap out bearing outer race.ASSEMBLY1.Secure knuckle in vise and install knuckle arm, torquing to specification.2.Install inner races onto hub, press fitting with suitable tools as necessary.3.Using suitable tools, press fit oil seal onto hub until it is flush with hub end surface, then apply suitable grease to seal lip.4.Using suitable tools, press new wheel lug bolts into wheel hub.5.Align matching marks of wheel hub and disc plate and assemble them, torquing bolts to specification.6.Apply suitable grease to inside of hub, then install outer bearing and washer.INSTALLATION1.Install knuckle to lower arm, then install lower arm ball joint nut and tighten by hand.2.Jack up lower arm so that upper arm ball joint is connected to knuckle.3.Torque upper arm ball joint nut and lower arm ball joint nut to specification, then install new cotter pins.4.Torque tie rod end to knuckle arm nut to specification, then install new cotter pin.5.Install dust cover, then the hub and plate assembly, and adjust wheel bearing.6.Torque hub nut to specification.7.Install caliper, torquing to specification.8.Install wheel, torquing lug nuts to specification.