Download Front Suspension Service Manual ’04 Chevrolet Silverado – WHEEL HUB, BEARING, AND SEAL REPLACEMENT (4WD) Tools Required J 45859 Axle Remover Removal Procedure 1. Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle in General Information. 2. Remove the tire and wheel. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation in Tires and Wheels. 3. Remove the rotor. Refer to Brake Rotor Replacement – Front in Disc Brakes. 4. Remove the wheel speed sensor and brake hose mounting bracket bolt from the steering knuckle. 5. Remove the wheel drive shaft nut retaining cover. 6. Remove the wheel driveshaft assembly retaining nut (2) and washer (3) from the wheel driveshaft. 7. Disengage the wheel drive shaft from the wheel hub and bearing using J 45859 or equivalent. 8. Remove the wheel hub and the 15-series bearing mounting bolts (4). 9. Remove the wheel hub and bearing (4) mounting bolts, 25/35 series. 10. Remove the wheel hub and bearing and splash shield from the vehicle. 11. Remove the O-ring seal from the steering knuckle bore, 25/35 series. 12. Remove the wheel speed sensor mounting bolt (5). 13. Clean and inspect the O-ring seal, 25/35 series.