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You will need a metric socket set and ratchet as well as a torque wrench to complete these repairs. You will also need a jack and a jack stand to safely support the vehicle while performing repairs. If the rear brakes are drum brakes, a set of brake spring pliers will also be necessary. Here is the procedure to replace the rear hub/bearing.
Rear Wheel Bearing and Hub Replacement (FWD) Removal Procedure
Tighten Tighten the bolts to 61 N·m (45.0 lb ft).
I am replacing the rear brakes at the same time as doing the hub/bearing, is there anything special I should know? Is there anything you can tell me to make this process easier? Does it automatically reset once installed? I am also doing the front brakes.
Also, the links above for the removal/istallation process won't link. It is telling me we are not authorized to view it. Tnx
When replacing the brake shoes, do one side at a time. That way if you get into a bind you can look at the other side to see how things go back together. There is an adjustment for the rear drum brakes at the adjuster wheel. (toothed wheel at between brake shoes at the lower edge). Adjust until there is very slight drag while turning brake drum. There is an access slot in the backing plate that will allow adjustment with a screwdriver.
The front disk brakes have no adjustment. To install the pads you will have to compress the caliper piston back into the caliper bore. This is most easily done with a C-clamp. The front brakes will adjust themselves after the brake pedal is pumped a few times. Make sure to pump up the brakes prior to driving the vehicle.