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Chevrolet Captiva Service & Repair Manual: Wheel Hub & Bearing Assembly R&R

Front

Allow threadlocker to cure approximately 10 minutes before installing front wheel bearing and hub assembly bolts.
1. Separate front wheel drive shaft at front wheel bearing and hub assembly.
2. Remove front brake rotor.
3. Remove front wheel speed sensor at steering knuckle.
4. Remove front wheel bearing and hub assembly bolts, Fig. 1.
5. Thoroughly clean old threadlocker residue from threads of each front wheel bearing and hub assembly bolt with an approved solvent and allow to dry.
6. Thoroughly clean old threadlocker residue from each front wheel bearing and hub assembly bolt hole with an approved solvent and allow to dry.
7. Apply threadlocker to 2/3 of threaded length of front wheel bearing and hub assembly bolts and front wheel bearing and hub assembly bolt holes.
8. Ensure there are no gaps in threadlocker along filled area of front wheel bearing and hub assembly bolts and front wheel bearing and hub assembly bolt holes.
9. Reverse procedure to install. Torque front wheel bearing and hub bolts to 96 ft. lbs.

Rear

Splash shield and park brake assembly are supported to knuckle between wheel bearing mounting bolts and wheel bearing. Care should be taken to support these items while wheel bearing is being replaced.
1. Raise and support vehicle.
2. Remove rear tire and wheel assembly.
3. Remove brake rotor.
4. Remove wheel speed sensor.
5. On models equipped with All Wheel Drive (AWD), remove rear wheel driveshaft nut, Fig. 2.
6. On all models, remove four wheel bearing bolts, Fig. 3.
7. Remove wheel bearing from knuckle, Fig. 4.
8. Reverse procedure to install, noting following:
  a. Torque wheel bearing and hub bolts to 55 ft. lbs.
  b. Torque rear wheel driveshaft nut to 151 ft. lbs.

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Captiva Sport Repair Manual includes detailed instructions for servicing the wheel hub and bearing assembly, an essential component of the vehicle's suspension and wheel system. The wheel hub and bearing assembly play a crucial role in supporting the vehicle's weight and facilitating smooth rotation of the wheels. Over time, wear and tear or damage can occur, necessitating inspection, maintenance, or replacement of these components.

The repair manual outlines step-by-step procedures for safely removing the wheel hub and bearing assembly from the vehicle. This includes loosening and removing wheel nuts, disconnecting brake components and ABS sensors if applicable, and carefully extracting the assembly from the wheel hub.

The article provides guidance on inspecting the wheel hub and bearing assembly for signs of wear, damage, or improper function. Common issues such as noise, vibration, or wheel play may indicate a need for servicing or replacement of these components.

Proper maintenance and servicing of the wheel hub and bearing assembly are essential for ensuring safe and reliable vehicle operation, smooth wheel rotation, and optimal handling and steering performance. 2018 Captiva Service manual provides comprehensive instructions and guidelines for addressing issues related to these critical components, helping vehicle owners and technicians perform necessary repairs or replacements effectively.

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