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Old 10-30-2010, 09:35 PM
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I'm planning on replacing the wheel hubs on my 2000 Caravan.

1. What tools do I need?
2. Can someone post instructions?

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Old 10-30-2010, 10:54 PM
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HUB AND BEARING (REAR)

FRONT-WHEEL-DRIVE VEHICLES

REMOVAL
  1. 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.
  2. Remove wheel and tire.
  3. Remove brake drum from hub/bearing.
  4. Remove rear wheel speed sensor from rear hub/bearing. 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.
  5. Remove the 4 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.
  6. If hub/bearing cannot be removed from the axle by hand, use Remover Special Tool 8214 and following procedure to press the hub/bearing out of the axle.
    1. Place Special Tool 8214-1 over tone wheel and against cast flange of hub/bearing
    2. Put a dab of grease in the bolt pilot hole on the back of Special Tool 8214-1.
    3. Insert Special Tool 8214-2 into the hole in the bottom of the end casting on the axle Special Tool 8214-2 should be against and supported by the axle plate 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.
    4. Align bolt in Special Tool 8214-2 with pilot hole in Special Tool 8214-1. Tighten bolt against Special Tool 8214-1.
    5. Press hub/bearing out of axle by continuing to tighten bolt in Special Tool 8214-2 against Special Tool 8214-1.
  7. Remove the hub/bearing from the rear axle and brake support plate
INSTALLATION
  1. Install the 4 hub/bearing to axle mounting bolts into the holes in the flange of the rear axle.
  2. Install the rear brake support plate on the 4 mounting bolts installed in the flange of the rear axle.
  3. 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.
  4. Tighten the 4 hub/bearing mounting bolts to a torque of 129 Nm (95 ft. lbs.)
  5. Install the rear wheel speed sensor on the rear hub/bearing flange. Install the speed sensor attaching bolt and tighten to a torque of 12 Nm (105 in. lbs.)
  6. Install brake drum on hub/bearing.
  7. Install wheel and tire.
  8. Tighten the wheel stud nuts in the proper sequence to a torque of 135 Nm (100 ft. lbs.)
  9. Adjust the rear brakes as necessary, Refer to Adjustments in the Brake section in this service manual.
ALL-WHEEL-DRIVE VEHICLES

REMOVAL
  1. Set the parking brake. The parking brake is set to keep the hub/bearing and axle shaft from rotating when loosening the hub nut.
  2. 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.
  3. Remove the wheel/tire assembly.
  4. Remove the cotter pin and nut retainer from the stub shaft of the outer C/V joint.
  5. Remove the spring washer from the stub shaft of the outer C/V joint.
  6. Remove the hub nut and washer from the stub shaft of the outer C/V joint.
  7. Remove the 6 bolts mounting the driveshaft inner joint to the output shaft of the rear drive line module.
  8. Remove the rear wheel speed sensor from the rear hub/bearing.
  9. Release the parking brake.
  10. Remove the disc brake caliper to adapter guide pin bolts
  11. 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
  12. Support caliper to prevent the weight of the caliper from damaging the flexible brake hose
  13. Remove the rotor from the hub/bearing.
  14. 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.
  15. Remove the hub/bearing to axle 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.
  16. Remove the hub/bearing from the axle.
  17. 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. 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.
INSTALLATION
  1. Install hub/bearing on end of axle.
  2. Install the hub/bearing mounting bolts. In a progressive criss-cross pattern, tighten the 4 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 Nm (95 ft. lbs.)
  3. 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.
  4. Install rotor on hub/bearing.
  5. Carefully lower disc brake caliper and brake shoes over rotor and onto caliper adapter by reversing the removal procedureCAUTION: When installing guide pin bolts extreme caution should be taken not to cross-thread the caliper guide pin bolts.
  6. Install the disc brake caliper guide pin bolts. Tighten the guide pin bolts to a torque of 22 Nm (192 in. lbs.)
  7. Clean all foreign material off the threads of the outer C/V joint stub shaft. Install the washer and hub nut on the stub shaft of the outer C/V joint.
  8. Lower vehicle.
  9. 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.
  10. Raise vehicle.
  11. Tighten the driveshaft inner joint to drive line module output shaft mounting bolts to a torque of 61 Nm (45 ft. lbs.)
  12. Tighten the outer C/V joint hub nut to a torque of 244 Nm (180 ft. lbs.)
  13. Install the spring washer on the stub shaft of the outer C/V joint.
  14. Install the nut retainer and cotter pin on the stub shaft of the outer C/V joint.
  15. Install the wheel speed sensor on the hub/bearing and adapter. Install the wheel speed sensor attaching bolt. Tighten the wheel speed sensor attaching bolt to a torque of 12 Nm (105 in. lbs)
  16. Install wheel and tire.
  17. 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 Nm (100 ft. lbs.)
  18. 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.
  19. Road test vehicle to ensure proper operation of the brake system.
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Old 10-31-2010, 01:32 AM
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Thanks for posting the instructions.

What is the size of the 4 bolt in removal step #4?

Do I really need special tool 8214-1 if I'm replacing the hub?
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Old 10-31-2010, 03:42 AM
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special tool? bah humbug u wont need that. you can whack it if your plan is to replace it and not try and re-use it.
a good 3 jaw puller, little brains, and a few blips of the impact gun is all I've ever needed. only on a rare ocasion have i had to warm it up(canadian rust).

as for the size of the bolt? can't remember
do you do buy sockets and wrenches 1 by 1? it will be in your set
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Old 10-31-2010, 02:50 PM
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special tool? bah humbug u wont need that. you can whack it if your plan is to replace it and not try and re-use it.
a good 3 jaw puller, little brains, and a few blips of the impact gun is all I've ever needed. only on a rare ocasion have i had to warm it up(canadian rust).

as for the size of the bolt? can't remember
do you do buy sockets and wrenches 1 by 1? it will be in your set
LOL! It's usually the size I need that isn't in the standard set.
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I'm gonna say 18mm. Pretty sure anyway.
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