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How to Replace Front Wheel HubBearing 99-04 Jeep Grand Cherokee PART 2

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How to Replace Front Wheel HubBearing 99-04 Jeep Grand Cherokee PART 2

Created on: 2011-07-08

Check out this video to learn how to replace the front hub and bearing on your 99-04 Jeep Grand Cherokee. This is Part 2.

  1. step 1 :Install the new hub
    • Use a wire brush to clean up the steering knuckle
    • Install the hub and hand thread on the bolts.
    • Torque the bolts to 65 ft lbs, rotating between the bolts, tightening a little bit around and around so the hub goes in evenly.
    • Put the hub nut and washer in, tighten but do not torque all the way just yet.
  2. step 2 :Assemble the brake
    • Put the rotor back on on, putting a lug nut on just to keep it from jumping around on you while you put the caliper back together.
    • Bolt the caliper bracket back on.
    • Install the brake pads, using a little anti-seize grease on the mounting edges.
    • Compress the caliper with a C-clamp and install it onto the bracket and bolt it in.
    • Torque the hub nut to 175.
    • Have someone in the car put the car in four wheel drive and in gear and hold down the brakes while you do this.
    • Install the hub washer, retainer and cotter pin.
  3. step 3 :Put your wheel back on.
    • Put the wheel on and use a star pattern to hand tighten the lug nuts.
    • Lower the vehicle and torque the lug nuts in a star pattern to 100 ft lbs.
    • Pump the brakes a few times to re-compress the caliper pistons.

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Large C-Clamp

    Hammer

    Jack Stands

    Sledge Hammer

    Wire Brush

    Floor Jack

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

    Brake Parts Cleaner

    Anti-Seize Grease

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

    Slip-Joint Pliers

    Lug Wrench

  • Ratchets & Related

    A Piece of Pipe (for leverage)

    Socket Extensions

    Torque Wrench

    Ratchet

    1/2 Inch Breaker Bar

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Pry Bar

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - SAE

    3/4 Inch Socket

    11/16 Inch Socket

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This is part two of a two part video. Removal and installation of a front hub on a 1999-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee. This is part two which is the installation and here is a quick reminder of the tools that you're going to need for this process and in addition to the tools listed here you will need a torque wrench for reassembly.

Tools Needed: Jack and Jack stands, 3/4" socket and Breaker Bar or pipe for leverage, 11/16" socket with short extension, hammer or sledge hammer, large flat screwdriver or small pry bar, large c-clamp, pliers, a wire brush and grease.

I'm just going to take the wire brush and clean out some of the scale and stuff in here. New hub from 1A Auto, nice and shiny and new. Just put it on the axial and work it on. Hold the axial from the back and just spin it so it's in place, push it in. Take one of our bolts and start it in, second bolt and make sure the ABS harness isn't getting caught up in there. Start it in. Now our third bolt. You always want to start the bolts first, you never want to put one bolt in then tighten it up.

Okay I'm just going to fast forward through preliminarily putting these bolts in and just a note we did have to work hard to get these back in. The bolts do fit pretty snug in there.

We're going to torque these to 85 foot pounds and now we're going to use a torque wrench to torque them to 85 foot pounds. Okay now we put our washer on. We're going to put our nut back on and I'm just going to preliminarily tight it with my impact wrench. I'm going to watch my axle go in. I'm going to torque that when I have everything in my breaks back together and I can have somebody hold the breaks for me. Let's put our rooter back on. I always like to take a lug nut and stick it on there just to hold everything in place. Now this goes in. Start those two bolts in and now I'm going to tighten these caliber bracket bolts to 85 foot pounds. Now my pads can go back in and for anybody wondering why I'm installing old breaks because the real repair we were doing is this hub. The breaks on this vehicle are fine so we're just reinstalling the old ones but we can do a video and show you how to do it at the same time. So you just put the pads in, push the pads in and now your caliber comes down. Actually, one thing, your ABS harness, make sure you clip it back into the bracket if you took it out to access that back bracket bolt. Put your caliber right back down on. You might have to push these slides in a little bit. Get your caliber bolt and just work the caliber around until you get the bolts started in. You have to make sure that these slides are also twisted the right way. These caliber bolts you only want to tighten to about 20 foot pounds and you might say well that's not a lot, that's right it's not a lot. These bolts just kind of hold things in place. What really takes the pressure is this big bracket with those bolts that you tighten up to 85 foot pounds.

Okay now we can remove that lug nut that we put in place and now it's time to put the wheel back on. Now we're going to tighten this nut up. You need to torque it to 175 foot pounds. I've got a not so lovely assistant in the car. He's put it in four wheel drive and has it in gear with it shut off and he's also going to be standing on the breaks. So hit the brakes. My torque wrench only goes to 150 so I'm going to torque it to 150. Stand on those breaks. All right now I'm just going to pull it a little further to 175 and we'll be all set. Put our spring loaded washer on there, our retainer and cotter pin.

Here I'm just bending the end of the cotter pin up so that it can't work its way out. Now you can put your wheel back on then start your lug nuts by hand so you avoid cross threading them and now I'm just using the impact wrench to preliminarily tighten them and I'll put it on the ground and torque them. Now I'm going to use my torque wrench. I'm going to torque these lug nuts to 100 foot pounds and I'm going to kind of use a star pattern crossing over each one and this is not the last step so stay tuned. Whenever you do break work make sure that you pump the breaks a bunch of times and then do a test stop from about five miles an hour and ten miles an hour. Before you road test the vehicle, make sure the breaks are working properly.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Large C-Clamp
  • Hammer
  • Jack Stands
  • Sledge Hammer
  • Wire Brush
  • Floor Jack

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Brake Parts Cleaner
  • Anti-Seize Grease

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Slip-Joint Pliers
  • Lug Wrench

  • Ratchets & Related

  • A Piece of Pipe (for leverage)
  • Socket Extensions
  • Torque Wrench
  • Ratchet
  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Pry Bar
  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - SAE

  • 3/4 Inch Socket
  • 11/16 Inch Socket

1999 - 2004  Jeep  Grand Cherokee
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