How to Replace a Wheel Hub Assembly


Below guide will teach you  How to Replace a Wheel Hub Assembly. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Socket and Ratchet Set
  • Standard Hammer
  • Standard Wrench Set
  • 1/2 in. Drive Torque Wrench
  • Wheel Hub

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $199.95 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $428.45 parts and labor

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Instructions:

  • Make sure that the car is parked on a flat surface and parking brake is on.
  • Lift the front of the vehicle up with a floor jack.
  • To ensure safety, secure the vehicle over jack stands. Also, place logs behind the rear wheels.
  • Spin the tire and observe any odd sounds from the bearing. Hold the tire firmly at 12 and 6 o’clock positions and shake the tire hard. If there is a play, then you have to replace wheel bearings.
  • Detach the wheel and the entire tire assembly from the hub.
  • Now you have to take the brake caliper, mounting bracket and brake disc out of the hub.
  • Also take the axle hub nut off and try to reach on the back of the hub assembly.
  • Take the hub assembly away from the steering knuckle by unfastening the bolts.
  • Take a new hub assembly and fix it in the steering knuckle.
  • Reattach the axle hub nut along with other removed components such as brake disc, mounting bracket and brake caliper. You are required to torque the axle hub nut and caliper bolts.
  • Put the wheel and tire assembly back on the hub. Torque the log nuts.
  • Remove the vehicle from jack stands and floor jack and have a small test drive to ensure the repair work is successfully done.

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