Replacing a D40 Front wheel hub - Nissan-Navara.net
D40 Technical Library Archived and catalogued information regarding technical info for the D40 Navara.

 2Likes
Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 31-08-10, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
Fully run in and going strong!
 
sheepy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Edinburgh
Posts: 4,956
Replacing a D40 Front wheel hub

Thought I'd take a few pics and share a few problems while I am replacing drivers side hub (70k miles, passenger side done @65k)
I am not a mechanic and have just 'learned' as I go! Please feel free to add or correct anything you feel is needed.

First of all I removed the centre cap from the wheel and slackened the hub nut (32mm deep socket) I did it this way as the last time I done it I had the wheel and brakes off before I tried and found it tricky to stop the hub turning....MUCH easier this way!



Next I slackened the wheel nuts, jacked and propped up the vehicle and removed the brake caliper



Remove the 4 bolts (17mm socket) that hold the hub onto the carrier. These are a bit awkward to get at, you can move the steering from side to side to get the best angle for each bolt. I used the universal joint from the socket set and that worked ok. Also remove the split pin and the previously slackened hub nut.



continued on next post

Silver 2015 V6 Outlaw
sheepy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 31-08-10, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
Fully run in and going strong!
 
sheepy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Edinburgh
Posts: 4,956
Re: Replacing a D40 Front wheel hub

Next was the trickiest bit both times I have done this.....getting the plastic plug on the ABS sensor cable apart! I ended up cutting the end that is getting replaced anyway but took this pic to show how the plug should come apart with the release tab



The hub is ready to come off now. Both mine were fairly tight/rusted on. A few 'taps' with a hammer frees them off! They are not tight at all on the drive shaft, its just where they are up against the carrier. As you can see from this pic there is a bit of rust about so I gave it a good scrape and wire brush.



Now all I need to do is wait for the new one to be delivered this afternoon (hopefully!) and refit.
While waiting I always find it a good idea to have one of these!



Once the new hubs have been fitted and everything reassembled, when you start the engine if you get the ABS light and ESP light if fitted to your model
don't worry once you drive forward a couple of feet these will cancel/turn off.
It's due to a magnetic pick up that needs the hub to spin a couple of times to clear
Tigger likes this.

Silver 2015 V6 Outlaw
sheepy is offline  
post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 31-08-10, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
Fully run in and going strong!
 
sheepy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Edinburgh
Posts: 4,956
Re: Replacing a D40 Front wheel hub

Eventually the courier turned up, got the new one fitted without any problems, just a reverse of the above, remembering to tighten up the hub nut after the wheel was back on and back down on the ground. Think I read somewhere the torque settings for it but I just tightened it up till I look like this and maybe a wee bit of warm air expulsion

Took it for a drive and the ABS light went ut of its own accord, no resetting required

Old bearing was totally knackered, would definitely advise anyone who has one side go to do both at the same time. Got loads of warning with my first one when it was the way out, 10 miles from noticing anything this time to it being un driveable.

Silver 2015 V6 Outlaw
sheepy is offline  
 
post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 18-04-11, 01:52 PM
Im new
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Oxfordshire
Posts: 6
Re: Replacing a D40 Front wheel hub

hi ya mate great how to this will come in handy this week as ive got to do my passenger side bearing later this week just wondering if you ever found out the torque setting for the hub nut? as im a bit of a pessimist and dont want to leave anytrhing to chance lol any help would be much appreciated thanks
Simon
The bandit is offline  
post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 18-04-11, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
Fully run in and going strong!
 
sheepy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Edinburgh
Posts: 4,956
Re: Replacing a D40 Front wheel hub

Quote:
Originally Posted by The bandit
hi ya mate great how to this will come in handy this week as ive got to do my passenger side bearing later this week just wondering if you ever found out the torque setting for the hub nut? as im a bit of a pessimist and dont want to leave anytrhing to chance lol any help would be much appreciated thanks
Simon
Hi, glad this may help you a bit, it's pretty easy really. I see greasedonkey has answered the torque setting question on your other post, I still had just used the tightness method!
SuffolkIan likes this.

Silver 2015 V6 Outlaw
sheepy is offline  
post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 18-04-11, 10:10 PM
On the motorway!
 
ADAM...D40's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Winslow, Buckingham
Posts: 1,077
Send a message via MSN to ADAM...D40
Re: Replacing a D40 Front wheel hub

Torque settings are always handy, but if indoubt and its a major component like a hub nut, just do it FT

2006 Navara D40 KingCab Outlaw with HiTech Pack (SatNav etc) - now sold

2008 Ford Mustang GT Bullitt Limited edition Supercharged - 500hp

http://www.tyrrellautomotive.com
http://www.autotrader.co.uk/dealer/1...stcode/mk181sw
ADAM...D40 is offline  
post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 19-04-11, 03:32 PM
Im new
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Oxfordshire
Posts: 6
Re: Replacing a D40 Front wheel hub

thanks for your reply guys i didnt have a chance to check my msgs yetserday but i have seen greasedonkey's reply now and that is a very high torque setting i think ill probaby go with the tightness method and maybe if i can get hold of a torque wrench that goes that high tigten it up to spec another day thanks again for your replies though
The bandit is offline  
post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-09-11, 05:53 PM
I'm now in 4th gear with power to spare!
 
GT-Steve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Northants
Posts: 112
Re: Replacing a D40 Front wheel hub

Very useful thread this, thanks, - especially as I'll be needing to do my fronts within the next week...

Just one Q tho - do you have to knock out the split pin before attempting to undo the 32mm hub nut? I may be being a bit thick on this, but surely it'll hinder access to the nut?

Please correct me if I've got it wrong..?

Steve
GT-Steve is offline  
post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-09-11, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
Fully run in and going strong!
 
sheepy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Edinburgh
Posts: 4,956
Re: Replacing a D40 Front wheel hub

Quote:
Originally Posted by GT-Steve
Very useful thread this, thanks, - especially as I'll be needing to do my fronts within the next week...

Just one Q tho - do you have to knock out the split pin before attempting to undo the 32mm hub nut? I may be being a bit thick on this, but surely it'll hinder access to the nut?

Please correct me if I've got it wrong..?

Steve
My socket managed to fit over the split pin as it was bent nice and neat.

Silver 2015 V6 Outlaw
sheepy is offline  
post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-09-11, 08:34 PM
I'm now in 4th gear with power to spare!
 
GT-Steve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Northants
Posts: 112
Re: Replacing a D40 Front wheel hub

excellent, thanks for the heads-up, I'll pop the centre cap off tomorrow and have a look..

Steve
GT-Steve is offline  
Closed Thread

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Nissan-Navara.net forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Image Verification
Please enter the six letters or digits that appear in the image opposite.

Registration Image


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 2 (0 members and 2 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome