On 2005-11-30 17:47, chevytough wrote:
i have a 1999 chevrolet silverago 2500 4x4 8lug and i am replacing my hub and cv joint on the right front. so can someone tell me the steps to putting these on.
If its a new body style its not that hard IMO.
Pull the tire and put the truck on jackstands, make sure you have the lower control arm supported. Unbolt the caliper and wire it up out of the way. Pull off the rotor, then pop the dust cap off in the center with a screwdriver. To take off the big bolt in the center you have to buy a special, 36mm?, socket at a parts store. Losen the nuts on the tie rod and ball joints and bang on the spindle until they pop out. Unplug and unhook the ABS sensor and then remove the spindle and set it aside. Then remove the sway bar end link and shock and take out the six bolts holding the CV to the axle. You can then pull the CV out. To replace the CV reverse the install instructions. You might want to wait to replace the shock and swaybar link until after you have the spindle back on again.
To replace the bearing there are 3 bolts on the back of the spindle. Remove the bolts and knock out the old bearing a$$embaly. When you put the new one in make sure you tighten it down in increments in a cris cross pattern. One of the main causes of premature unit bearing failure in this type of truck is improper torquing. Don't forget to loctite the bolts on the new hub.
Reverse and serve with an olive. :bigthumb: