Front wheel bearings checking play

Routine maintenance of the tapered front wheel bearings includes checking for play and adjusting as necessary.

— To check wheel bearing play, first loosen front wheel lug nuts and then raise front corner of car and support safely using jack stand(s).

^ Remove front wheel and pry off grease cap from wheel hub.

Front wheel bearing

Front Axle Bearing And Nut

1. Bearing lock nut 5.

2. Thrust washer 6.

3. Outer bearing 7.

4. Inner race, outer bearing 8.

Bearing hub

Inner race, inner bearing Inner bearing Grease seal

1. Bearing lock nut 5.

2. Thrust washer 6.

3. Outer bearing 7.

4. Inner race, outer bearing 8.

Bearing hub

Inner race, inner bearing Inner bearing Grease seal

Front wheel bearing

1989 Porsche 911 Check Engine Light

Check that thrust washer can just barely be moved back and forth with a light push on the tip of a screwdriver (do not pry or twist screwdriver).

If necessary, adjust wheel bearing play as described in 401 Front Suspension.

Install grease cap. Reinstall road wheel.

Tightening Torque

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