Pontiac Problems? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
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To clarify one thing, the wheel bearing assembly is the hub. But these are easy to change. Take the center nut off, take the rotor and caliper off, then remove the ABS connector and the 3 bolts from the back. The you can tap the hub assembly out and replace it. These are one of the easiest to change. It should take about 30 mins.
There are 4 bolts from the front. You put the socket through the hole in the face of the hub.
torx bolts , would a cresent wrench be the best for the nuts on the rear? there is not much room to use a regular wrench or a socket
thru the hole are torx heads,in the back the lower 2 nuts are hard to get any good bite, would a cresent wrench help?
i am just doing the wheel cylinder and i cant get it in between the back plate and lugnut assembly.
It was only supposed to be an easy fix of a front break line and system bleed, but the bleed valves on the rear brakes are rusted away
OK, if the front brake line only was opened and the system did not go low, then it should not have got air in the back.
Anyway, once you get those small torx bolts off, you can remove it after taking the shoes off. You do not need to remove the hub for this. Sorry, I ended up at the conclusion that the bearing was out.
the assembly is off , now i have to seperate the two peices so i can get the cylinder on the back plate
the brake line was blown while it was being driven. the system is empty. all 4 brakes have to be bled. i cannot get the new cylinder between lug and the back plate, what is the best way to do this?
The hub is off the car with the backing plate? Then it should just tap apart. The bolts that hold the hub also hold the backing plate.
Do not tap the sensor, rather tap the backing plate or the back fo the hub flange. The sensor is plastic and you will daamge it.
If you are not hitting the whole thing too hard, no. The fluid, just clean it out as best you can after.
ok thanks. ill give it a try
a big job for a small hose