Sunday, October 26, 2014
Changing a Chevy Silverado's 1500 HD wheel bearing/hub.
Saturday I had a chance to change the hub on my friends Silverado. He failed safety inspection for his drivers side wheel bearing. It's a 4 wheel drive so the only way to change the wheel bearing is to change the whole hub. It's not a bad job to do but does require a big torque wrench a good breaker bar and a impact gun helps. Start off by jacking up the truck and supporting it with jack stands. Then remove the wheel. There is a dust cover that you need to remove to gain access to the spindle nut. I have already removed it in this picture. Here is where an impact gun comes in handy. It's takes a 36mm socket. I haven't had much trouble getting these off with an impact gun.