What is the torque spec for a 1999 Chevy S10 front wheel bearing with an off road package?
sealed non greasable bearings would be around 65 ft lbs greaseable bearings are just snug up tight w/channel locks then back off slightly to where the nearest cotter pin hole is to allow for heat and expansion of the bearing assembly
Wheel bearing nuts don't have a torque specification as the viscosity of the lubricant varies enough so the torque number would be nonsense... Practice has been to snug up the covering nut as tight as possible by standard foot long wrench, so the wheel fails to turn. Then back off 1/8 to 1/4 turn, allowing the wheel to spin or turn with light pressure.. hope this help / rtd
Most front wheel drive bearing hubs can not be greased. --thats ridiculous, your wheel bearing HAS to be greased. you either buy it in a package pre-greased or you BETTER do it yourself ! especially front wheel drive. replacing a wheel bearing is a CHORE, why do it twice becasue you didn't grease it when you fixed it ?
A torque wrench is not required to remove the bearing. It is required to apply the correct loading to a nut or bolt when assembling. Because the fixture may have been in place for some time a greater force may be needed for removal, because of corrosion or dirt, than the original torque setting applied.
remove front wheel, remove complete brake assembly (2 15 mm bolts) remove brake disk, remove old wheel bearing bolts, 3 13mm bolts from rear side, disconnect antilock brake wire, remove center axle nut, 33mm, tap end of axle to loosen axle from bearing, remove bearing. install new bearing with center axle nut torque 120 lb, 13 mm bolts with 85 lb torque, install brake disk and wheel.