Bearing Changing on a 4WD E51

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  1. Dah_Hunter

    Dah_Hunter Looking over your shoulder, so you dont have to.

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    2002 Nissan Elgrand E51 4WD Front wheel bearing replacement.
    I couldn't find any walk through with Pics so im making my own.

    Part Number: 40210WL020
    Its a commonly know issue that around 100,00Kms the Bearing start to make noise.

    So im still in the process of doing this, and i will add more photos as it happens:
    First remove Wheel:
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    Use a 22MM socket to remove the Bolts that are holding the Caliper on:
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    Hang Caliper out of the way:
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    Take a moment to gaze at this Hub and Bear, and prepare for Battle:
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    Remove the cotter PIN and Axle bolt, 32MM socket
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    Tap the axle out of the way (No Pics)
    Disconnect the 2 lower shock Bolts 19MM and 17MM so you can gain access to the top to 19MM bolts with a socket

    Then attack the 4x 19MM bolts on the rear that hold the Bearing (Top 2 you can now reach):

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    As of this moment there is where i am. Trying to get the Bearing out of the assembly[​IMG]

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    I think what im going to do is take the whole thing off so i can hammer it from a better angle, cause attached im having no luck. Any tips or suggestions at this point.

    More stuff to come
     
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  2. Dah_Hunter

    Dah_Hunter Looking over your shoulder, so you dont have to.

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    So i decided to Disconnect the Knuckle so i could get better access to Beat the living Daylights out of the old bearing..

    Removed the Lower Ball joint Cotter Pin and Bolt (24MM)
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    Remove the Tie Rod end Cotter Pin and Bolt (22MM)

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    They can be a bit stubborn, so a gentle Love tap helps them separate
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    Yay the Knuckle is free (Aside from the ABS Sensor)
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    ( previous broke a bit of the ABS senser plstic bracket off)

    Before:
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    After :( leaving that thing alone now.

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    So the new Angle allowed lots of Hammer Time... with more room to swing.
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    Yay Success.. Always love a story with a Happy ending

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    Looks awesome. Cleaned it would a fine grit sand paper.
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    Old Bearing isnt going to be used again thats for sure.. its had better days.. Hammer time was the final nail in the coffin.
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  3. Megatol

    Megatol Mr. Toyota

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    This schema from JDM repair manual with some torque specs
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  4. Dah_Hunter

    Dah_Hunter Looking over your shoulder, so you dont have to.

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    (Thanks for those Tourque specs)

    So We went from this:

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    To This:

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    Didnt get any pics during the pressing.. But the old bearing is out. and the new one is on. Sand Blasted the Hub, and not it looks brand new/.

    Now to begin the reassembly.
     
  5. Dah_Hunter

    Dah_Hunter Looking over your shoulder, so you dont have to.

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    Didnt bother to take any pics putting it back together, but it is smooth now very happy.
     
  6. magnavahn

    magnavahn Vahn

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    What symptoms did you have before this went bad??
     
  7. Dah_Hunter

    Dah_Hunter Looking over your shoulder, so you dont have to.

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    You can hear it.. it was a quiet whirring sound at first, and i thought it was just from the snow tires it had.
    Then it got louder (After a month or so) and you could hear it the faster you went the louder it got.
    Then i pulled the wheel off and pulled the caliper. and get it some spins and Bingo that is what it was.
    Smooth as butter ever since.
     
  8. brian77

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    hi, how did you press the bearing out, i have to do mine, trying to get as much info as i can thank you
     
  9. Dah_Hunter

    Dah_Hunter Looking over your shoulder, so you dont have to.

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    Well lucky for my a family friend is a heavy duty mechanic with a shop that works on excavators.
    He had a press that worked to press it out.

    As most auto shops don't have press,s that will deal with a bearing of this size.

    Good luck with the hunt for a press.