No special tools,other than a box end open combo wrench.Unless you are working on a all wheel drive van.Before removing the bearing assy spray WD40 around the bearing and then knock it off with a hammer.
If the bearing is trashed by all means beat the crap out of it. But if you are putting a bushing in for alignment purposes or something else where you will be using the bearing over then log on to SPX MILLER SPECIAL TOOLS.
They have a tool I have used that will gently push the bearing out. Big sledgehammer is for amateurs and Dodge techs. lol
When dodge Techs are paid by the hour,they will use the right tools.When you are being paid flate rate or piece work, Then you will use a BFH. The last time i did rear axle bearing assy,it was a seal unit.
Well then unless you like replacing those expensive rear bearing hubs don't take it to the 99% of the body shops out there. ! Ask how they remove it beforehand. BTW smart boy the OP does not state he is going to replace his. fOR ALL WE KNOW HE IS REUSING IT ? Do you know something we don't. People do what you will with your own vehicle. Don't listen to me, we have over 450,000 miles on Caravans and haven't had to replace one rear hub bearing assembly yet because when it was aligned I used the correct tool instead of letting the goof with the torch and big hammer have at it. Putting in a new one go for it and beat the heck out of it. If reusing use your head and push it out gently, the proper way.
You know damn well I meant alignment shop, but whatever you know it all. So your minivan has 900,000 miles on it huh ? Maybe you should contact the Guinness Book of Records, that has to be a world record. Maybe you wouldn't be replacing all those bearings if you used the correct tool for the job. People use your head. A tool made for the job that gently pushes the bearing out or a freakin torch and big freakin hammer. I 'll leave it at that, just use some common sense. Some on here have none. Later
HUB AND BEARING (REAR)
Raise vehicle on jackstands or centered on a frame contact type hoist. See Hoisting in the Lubrication and Maintenance section of this service manual for required lifting procedure.
Remove wheel and tire.
Remove brake drum from hub/bearing.
Remove rear wheel speed sensor from rear hub/bearing Rear Wheel Speed Sensor This will prevent damage to the speed sensor during removal and installation of the hub/bearing. The rear wheel speed sensor bolts to the hub/bearing. It can not be removed unless the speed sensor is removed first.
CAUTION: When working in the area of the rear hub/bearing and when removing it from the rear axle, care must be used so the teeth on the tone wheel are not damaged. Damage to the teeth on the tone wheel will result in false ABS cycling and corrosion of the tone wheel.
Remove the 4 bolts Rear Hub/Bearing Mounting Bolts attaching the hub/bearing to the rear axle.
CAUTION: Corrosion may occur between the hub/bearing and the axle. If this occurs the hub/bearing will be difficult to remove from the axle. If the hub/bearing will not come out of the axle by pulling on it by hand, do not pound on the hub/bearing to remove it from the axle. Pounding on the hub/bearing to remove it from the axle will damage the hub/bearing. This damage will result in noise or failure of the bearing.
If hub/bearing cannot be removed from the axle by hand, use Remover Special Tool 8214 Special Tool 8214 Installed and following procedure to press the hub/bearing out of the axle.
Place Special Tool 8214-1 over tone wheel and against cast flange of hub/bearing Special Tool 8214 Installed
Put a dab of grease in the bolt pilot hole on the back of Special Tool 8214-1.
Insert Special Tool 8214-2 into the hole in the bottom of the end casting on the axle Special Tool 8214 Installed Special Tool 8214-2 should be against and supported by the axle plate Special Tool 8214 Installed when pressing the wheel bearing out of the axle. If Special Tool 8214-2 will not fit into the hole in the end casting, file or grind the flashing from the hole until tool fits properly.
Align bolt in Special Tool 8214-2 with pilot hole in Special Tool 8214-1. Tighten bolt against Special Tool 8214-1.
Press hub/bearing out of axle by continuing to tighten bolt in Special Tool 8214-2 against Special Tool 8214-1.
Remove the hub/bearing from the rear axle and brake support plate Removing Rear Hub/Bearing From Axle
Install the 4 hub/bearing to axle mounting bolts into the holes in the flange of the rear axle.
Install the rear brake support plate on the 4 mounting bolts installed in the flange of the rear axle.
Align the rear hub/bearing with the 4 mounting bolts and start mounting bolts into hub/bearing. Tighten the 4 bolts in a criss-cross pattern until the hub/bearing and brake support plate is fully and squarely seated onto flange of rear axle.
Tighten the 4 hub/bearing mounting bolts Rear Hub/Bearing Mounting Bolts to a torque of 129 N·m (95 ft. lbs.)
Install the rear wheel speed sensor on the rear hub/bearing flange Rear Wheel Speed Sensor Install the speed sensor attaching bolt and tighten to a torque of 12 N·m (105 in. lbs.)
Install brake drum on hub/bearing.
Install wheel and tire.
Tighten the wheel stud nuts in the proper sequence to a torque of 135 N·m (100 ft. lbs.)
Adjust the rear brakes as necessary, Refer to Adjustments in the Brake section in this service manual.
Set the parking brake. The parking brake is set to keep the hub/bearing and axle shaft from rotating when loosening the hub nut.
Raise vehicle. Vehicle is to be raised and supported on jackstands or on a frame contact type hoist. See Hoisting in the Lubrication And Maintenance section of this service manual.
Remove the wheel/tire assembly.
Remove the cotter pin and nut retainer Cotter Pin And Nut Retainer from the stub shaft of the outer C/V joint.
Remove the spring washer Spring Washer from the stub shaft of the outer C/V joint.
Remove the hub nut and washer Hub Nut And Washer from the stub shaft of the outer C/V joint.
Remove the 6 bolts Driveshaft Attachment To Driveline Module mounting the driveshaft inner joint to the output shaft of the rear drive line module.
Remove the rear wheel speed sensor Wheel Speed Sensor from the rear hub/bearing.
Release the parking brake.
Remove the disc brake caliper to adapter guide pin bolts Caliper Guide Pin Bolts
Remove rear caliper from adapter using the following procedure. First rotate rear of caliper up from the adapter. Then pull the front of the caliper and the outboard brake shoe anti-rattle clip out from under the front abutment on the adapter Removing / Installing Caliper
Support caliper to prevent the weight of the caliper from damaging the flexible brake hose Correctly Supported Caliper
Remove the rotor from the hub/bearing.
Remove driveshaft from rear drive line module and hub/bearing. Driveshaft is removed by first compressing the inner joint on the driveshaft and removing it from the drive line module. Then, slide the outer joint of the driveshaft out of the hub/bearing.
Remove the hub/bearing to axle mounting bolts Hub/Bearing Mounting Bolts
CAUTION: Corrosion may occur between the hub/bearing and the axle. If this occurs the hub/bearing will be difficult to remove from the axle. If the hub/bearing will not come out of the axle by pulling on it by hand, do not pound on the hub/bearing to remove it from the axle. Pounding on the hub/bearing to remove it from the axle will damage the hub/bearing. This damage will result in noise or failure of the hub/bearing. To remove a hub/bearing which is corroded to the axle, lightly tap the disc brake caliper adapter using a soft faced hammer. This will remove both the disc brake caliper adapter and hub/bearing from the axle. The hub/bearing will then need to be removed from the caliper adapter.
Remove the hub/bearing from the axle. Hub/Bearing Removal And Installation
If the disc brake caliper adapter and hub/bearing were removed as an assembly from the axle and the hub/bearing cannot be removed from the adapter by hand, use the following procedure to remove it from the adapter. With a helper supporting the caliper adapter in his hands, position Remover, Special Tool 8214-1 on the cast housing of hub/bearing Hub/Bearing Removal From Caliper Adapter Do not position special tool on inner race of hub/bearing. Lightly strike Remover, Special Tool 8214-1 with a hammer to remove the hub/bearing from the caliper adapter.
Install hub/bearing on end of axle. Hub/Bearing Removal And Installation
Install the hub/bearing mounting bolts. In a progressive criss-cross pattern, tighten the 4 hub/bearing mounting bolts Hub/Bearing Mounting Bolts until the disc brake caliper adapter and hub/bearing are squarely seated against the axle. Then tighten the hub/bearing mounting bolts to a torque of 129 N·m (95 ft. lbs.)
Install driveshaft in hub/bearing and on output shaft of rear drive line module. Driveshaft is installed by first sliding the outer joint of the driveshaft into the hub/bearing and then compressing the inner joint on the driveshaft and installing it on the output shaft the drive line module.
Install rotor on hub/bearing.
Carefully lower disc brake caliper and brake shoes over rotor and onto caliper adapter by reversing the removal procedure Removing / Installing Caliper
CAUTION: When installing guide pin bolts extreme caution should be taken not to cross-thread the caliper guide pin bolts.
Install the disc brake caliper guide pin bolts Caliper Guide Pin Bolts Tighten the guide pin bolts to a torque of 22 N·m (192 in. lbs.)
Clean all foreign material off the threads of the outer C/V joint stub shaft. Install the washer and hub nut Hub Nut And Washer on the stub shaft of the outer C/V joint.
Set the park brake. This is required to keep the driveshaft from rotating when tightening and torquing the hub nut and driveshaft inner joint to driveline module mounting nuts.
Tighten the driveshaft inner joint to drive line module output shaft mounting bolts Driveshaft Attachment To Driveline Module to a torque of 61 N·m (45 ft. lbs.)
Tighten the outer C/V joint hub nut Hub Nut And Washer to a torque of 244 N·m (180 ft. lbs.)
Install the spring washer Spring Washer on the stub shaft of the outer C/V joint.
Install the nut retainer and cotter pin Cotter Pin And Nut Retainer on the stub shaft of the outer C/V joint.
Install the wheel speed sensor on the hub/bearing and adapter. Install the wheel speed sensor attaching bolt Wheel Speed Sensor Tighten the wheel speed sensor attaching bolt to a torque of 12 N·m (105 in. lbs)
Install wheel and tire.
Tighten the wheel mounting stud nuts in proper sequence until all nuts are torqued to half specification. Then repeat the tightening sequence to the full specified torque of 135 N·m (100 ft. lbs.)
Remove jackstands or lower hoist
CAUTION: Before moving vehicle, pump the brake pedal several times to insure the vehicle has a firm brake pedal to adequately stop vehicle.
Road test vehicle to ensure proper operation of the brake system.
It states if you pound on the hub/bearing assy with hammer that it may damage the hub/bearing assy. The only thing about using the miller tool 8214-1, in case tapping or pulling the bearing out does not work. doesn't say anything about knocking the rear axle assy out of alignment.
Dodge Master Tech.
Last edited by master tech; 08-30-2010 at 11:26 PM..
Reason: adding to story
what ever you win. you managed to garbage up another forum
Read the previous post paying particular attention to the special tool part and also the part about not using a BFH as it may damage the bearing. This was posted by a dodge tech.......and is word for word from my service manual.
Don't go away mad, just go away. You were wrong.
Yep your right. EVERYONE needs to run out and buy this special tool before you go for an alignment cuz there isn't any alignment or 'body' shops that have it, only chrysler dealers. and given the severe issues of damage that will occur when doing any service to this bearing, you will not want to take any chances with failure.
Thank you so very much for pointing out this special tool and the crucial need for it's use even when replacing the hub assembly. You are a lifesaver for ALL minivan owners. the OP would have made a grave error on this service procedure