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How to change front wheel bearing on a 2006 vue

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how to change front wheel bearing on a 2006 vue
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Saturn
Expert:  Randall C replied 7 years ago.

Hello, the bearing is part of the wheel hub assy on each side. the hub is held in place with 4 bolts. Directions follow

 

Wheel Bearing/Hub Replacement - Front

Removal Procedure

  1. Remove the front brake rotor.

  1. Disconnect the wheel speed sensor electrical connector, if equipped.

  1. Remove the wheel speed sensor electrical connector form the connector bracket.

  1. Remove the front wheel drive shaft spindle nut.

  1. Support the wheel drive shaft with heavy mechanic's wire or equivalent.
  2. Remove and discard the wheel bearing/hub mounting bolts.
  3. Remove the wheel bearing/hub assembly from the steering knuckle.

Installation Procedure

  1. Install the wheel bearing/hub assembly to the steering knuckle. Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.
  2. Install the wheel bearing/hub mounting bolts.
    • Tighten the bolts to 130 Nm (96 ft. lbs.) .

  1. Install the wheel drive shaft spindle nut.
    • Tighten the nut to 205 Nm (151 ft. lbs.) .

  1. Install the wheel speed sensor electrical connector to the mounting bracket, if equipped.

  1. Connect the wheel speed sensor electrical connector.

  1. Install the front brake rotor.
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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Have done all that, is the bearing pressed in? We cannot get it to come out even with a puller
Expert:  Randall C replied 7 years ago.
Ok, you have removed all bolts from backside of the hub bearing but will not come out? correct?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
removed three bolts that hold the wheel bearing ass on
Expert:  Randall C replied 7 years ago.
Ok, that hub can be a very tight fit. it is not pressed in just stuck by tight fit and some rust. The best approach is to spary WD40 or PB Blaster around the edge, let it sit for short while then you will need to use a cold chisel to hammer in between the hub and spindle. It is very important you doe this in 3-4 different spots. If it gets cocked off just a little it will bind. So, work your way around with chisel. If you put some marks on the spindle it is ok. just be sure to file them later after hub is out.
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