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Unread 09-29-2010, 10:04 AM   #1
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Wheel Bearing Replacement

I need to replace my wheel bearings on my 06 Jeep Liberty, i have found that detroit axle sells them the cheapest, i wanted to know if it is simple straight forward or if i will require a hub puller? Im pretty sure torque specs should be 175, let me know how difficult this is going to be???

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Unread 09-29-2010, 02:11 PM   #2
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I need to replace my wheel bearings on my 06 Jeep Liberty, i have found that detroit axle sells them the cheapest, i wanted to know if it is simple straight forward or if i will require a hub puller? Im pretty sure torque specs should be 175, let me know how difficult this is going to be???

Thanks
Patrick
This will show how to remove the axle,and the bearings:

2003 Jeep Liberty Service Manual.pdf (pdf document) free file download at fliiby.com
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Unread 09-29-2010, 10:28 PM   #3
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This is something I just put up in another thread.Hope this helps:

These are easy to do.You need like tj said remove cover,turn the axle untill you see a small bolt holding a retainer.You will see the pinion shaft.That what the retainer is keeping in place.Unbolt the retainer,and carefully pound out the pinion shaft out of the diff.case.With the pinion shaft removed,push in the axles,remove the c-clips,remove axle.Remove seal then bearing.
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Unread 10-11-2010, 07:14 PM   #4
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Well mine was simpler than this?? Not sure why, i removed all brake components, took an impact to the axle nut which did not have a retained on it nor does it have a hole for a retainer??? interesting? took the three E-Torx bolts out of the back, size E-14 then i took the back of an axe and beat the wheel bearing out as it was slightly frozen in, got it all out and got the new ones in within matter of 20 minutes and everything back together. However i still have that same noise, whob... whob.... whob.. whob. whob. whob the faster i go?? Could my rear wheel bearings be bad? Maybe ball joints? Seems to only intensify when i make left hand turns, not when making right hand turns? Could tires need balanced possibly? I am lost as usually this problem is solved with wheel bearings? Please let me know any other suggestions, everything is to torq, axle nut 100 ft/lbs E-Torx i think also 100 ft/lbs cant remember now. This is driving me crazy.
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Unread 10-11-2010, 08:03 PM   #5
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Well mine was simpler than this?? Not sure why, i removed all brake components, took an impact to the axle nut which did not have a retained on it nor does it have a hole for a retainer??? interesting? took the three E-Torx bolts out of the back, size E-14 then i took the back of an axe and beat the wheel bearing out as it was slightly frozen in, got it all out and got the new ones in within matter of 20 minutes and everything back together. However i still have that same noise, whob... whob.... whob.. whob. whob. whob the faster i go?? Could my rear wheel bearings be bad? Maybe ball joints? Seems to only intensify when i make left hand turns, not when making right hand turns? Could tires need balanced possibly? I am lost as usually this problem is solved with wheel bearings? Please let me know any other suggestions, everything is to torq, axle nut 100 ft/lbs E-Torx i think also 100 ft/lbs cant remember now. This is driving me crazy.
The CV joints can be to blame,as is the passenger side shaft in the diff,the front driveshaft can be a issue also,and finally yes the rear axle bearings can be at fault also.
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Unread 10-11-2010, 11:57 PM   #6
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Easiest thing to do is to swap tires side to side. Takes a few minutes and just gets rid of them as a possibility. Then as tjkj said any of the rest can be to blame.

And your lucky. I had a wheel bearing go out in my 02 Stratus and I have to press the cv out of the hub it was that seized. BTW dont ever buy a stratus.
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Unread 10-12-2010, 07:38 AM   #7
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http://bradbb2005.dyndns.org:13000/F...ub-Bearing.pdf
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