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How do I replace the front left wheel bearing on a 2006 pontiac G6?

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How do I replace the front left wheel bearing on a 2006 pontiac G6?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Pontiac
Expert:  john aka eaut replied 4 years ago.

Tools Required
  • J42129 Wheel Hub Removal

Removal Procedure

  1. Raise the vehicle.
  2. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.\

  1. Remove the wheel drive shaft nut.
  2. Remove the brake rotor.
  3. Disconnect the electrical connector from the wheel speed sensor, if equipped with ABS.
  4. Remove the wheel speed sensor connector from the bracket by depressing the locking tabs, if equipped with ABS.

  1. Notice: Avoid tool contact to the outer constant velocity boot seal when removing the wheel bearing mounting bolts. Failure to observe this notice may result in damage to the CV boot. Remove the 3 hub and bearing assembly bolts.
  2. Install the J42129 to the hub and bearing assembly in order to remove the hub and bearing assembly from the wheel drive shaft.
  3. Remove the hub and bearing assembly from the steering knuckle.
Installation Procedure

  1. Install the hub and bearing assembly to the steering knuckle.

  1. Notice: This is a self-retaining fastener joint that does not require thread locking compounds. Do not attempt to clean the threads with a standard tap. If a standard tap is used, damage to the joint threads will occur. Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions. Install the 3 hub and bearing assembly bolts. Tighten the hub and bearing assembly bolts to 115 Nm (85 ft. lbs.)
  2. Install the wheel speed sensor connector into the bracket until the locking tabs click into place, if equipped with ABS.
  3. Connect the electrical connector to the wheel speed sensor, if equipped with ABS.

  1. Install the axle nut to the wheel drive shaft, hand tighten the wheel drive shaft nut.
  2. Install the brake rotor.
  3. Install the wheel drive shaft nut to the wheel drive shaft.
  4. Use a screw driver or similar tool to stop the rotation of the brake rotor. Tighten the wheel drive shaft nut to 215 Nm (159 ft. lbs.)
  5. Install the tire and wheel assemblies.

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