FRONT WHEEL, HUB, BRAKE DISC, AND WHEEL BEARINGS AND SEALS
MAINTENANCE - CONTINUED
INSTALLATION AND WHEEL BEARING ADJUSTMENT
Use extreme caution when handling heavy parts. Provide adequate support and use assistance during
procedure. Ensure that any lifting device used is in good condition and of suitable load capacity. Keep
clear of heavy parts supported only by lifting device. Failure to follow this warning may cause injury or
Wheel weighs 183 lb (83 kg).
Attach bearing link and nylon sling to wheel (4).
Use a suitable overhead lift to install wheel.
Install hub (2) inside wheel (4).
Assistance from DS Maintenance is required to perform measurements for wheel bearing adjustment.
Use an outside micrometer to measure thickness of retainer plate (6) at three small holes in plate. Calculate
average thickness and record.
Install three bolts in bolt holes next to three small holes in retainer plate.
Install retainer plate (6) to spindle with three bolts (5). Do NOT install shims. Do NOT tighten bolts.
Rotate wheel (4) and tighten three bolts (5) to 74 lb-ft (100 Nm) in order to seat parts.
Loosen three bolts (5).
Tighten three bolts (5) to 18 lb-ft (25 Nm). Rotate wheel several revolutions and retighten bolts to 18 lb-ft (25
Nm). Repeat wheel rotation and bolt tightening until bolts hold torque.
Use a depth micrometer to measure depth of three small hoses in retainer plate. Calculate average depth and