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Hyundai Excel How to replace front wheel bearings on 1999

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How to replace front wheel bearings on 1999 Excel? Mostly pre-load on bearings/ axle nut tension...
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Hyundai
Expert:  eauto replied 6 years ago.
Hi . Thank you for asking your question on JustAnswer.nstall the disc to the hub, and torque to specification. Disc to hub 50 - 60 Nm (500 - 600 kg cm, 37 - 44 ft. lbs.)\
Tighten the hub to the knuckle to 230 Nm (2,350, 167 ft. lbs.)

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
So, install the bearings and seals on the hub, and when installing back on the vehicle, tighten nut on CV shaft to 230Nm... Is this correct???
Expert:  eauto replied 6 years ago.
yes sir exactly
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

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Well that what I have done, with brand new bearings and seals, packed with grease and all, and still got play on the bearings after the nut is tensioned up...

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Expert:  eauto replied 6 years ago.
either you have a bad bearing... or the axle can also be the issue

  1. Measure the hub bearing starting torque. Hub bearing starting torque [Limit]:1.3 Nm (13 kg cm, 11 inch lbs.) or less.
  2. If the starting torque is 0.0 Nm (0.0 inch lbs.) , measure the hub bearing axial play.

  1. If the hub axial play exceeds the limit while the nut is tightened to 235 Nm (2,350, 167 ft. lbs.) , the bearing, hub and knuckle have not been installed correctly. Repeat the disassembly and assembly procedure. Hub bearing axial play [Limit]:0.11 mm (0.0043 inch) or less.
  2. Remove the special tool.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Is the starting torque with bearings greased or dry???
Expert:  eauto replied 6 years ago.
Apply the specified multipurpose grease to the bearing and to the inside of the knuckle. Recommended grease: SAE J310a, multipurpose grease, NLGI No.2
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
You said 11 inch lbs for starting torque, but diagram you sent showed 16 inch lbs...
Expert:  eauto replied 6 years ago.
straight out of the may be contradictary...buit its basically getting the nut snug to start.... a few inch pounds plus or minus will make no difference in the end result
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I'll see how I go, but I'd say I'll be taking the bearing kit back in the morning with a few not so nice things to say!!! I had similar trouble witht the rear hubs (complete sealed units) where no matter what tension, there was still play in the bearings. I have used this supplier for many different bearings with no problems in the past, except on this Hyundai... Have you heard of issues like this before with Hyundai's???
Expert:  eauto replied 6 years ago.
i prefer factory parts on press in bearings....i dont like doing the job twice...and the price difference is minimal