Wheel Bearing

Asked by Aug 06, 2008 at 02:09 PM about the 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have recently been asked to change the wheel bearing on the left front of the cavalier i was just wondering if this had ABS or just a standard wheel bearing i have done many abs and normal bearing swaps but i am just not familiar with this car. so one question is if it is abs after i take the hub assembly off of the axle and put the new one on am i supposed to pack that bearing before putting the spindle nut back on or not because on other abs assemblies i was not supposed to pack it but i was told their are some that need to be and was just wondering if this was one? thank you.  

3 Answers

1,045

First off the bearing is not serviceable. It is a unit bearing and can only be replaced. A quick and easy way to tell if it has ABS or not, is to check for wiring going to the hub. No wiring means it does not have ABS. If there is wiring, a cable, or any type of electrical connection on the hub, it's for an ABS sensor meaning the vehicle has ABS.

thanks but i know that if theirs wires that is abs but i was just wondering if it is do i still need to pack those bearings because i know on some of them you don't have to but thanks for you help.

45

no, you do not pack the bearing. it is a sealed hub assembly so just bolt it on and go. make sure you torque it to spec though, because you can warp the spindle and tweak the bearing causing premature failure.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
Best Answer

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • how to repair front wheel bearing and hub 1 answer

    how do i repair a front wheel hub and bearing

    1995 Chevrolet Cavalier

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Wheel bearing noise 4 answers

    Hello , I have a 99 cavalier that I have been chasing a wheel bearing(hub bearing) noise and have gotten frustrated. I have replaced all hub assemblys with Timkin, but the bearing sound is still there...

    1999 Chevrolet Cavalier

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • wheel bearing noise 4 answers

    I have a 2002 z24 cavailer. An I put two new wheel bearings on both front tires an it still makes the bad bearing noise. What else could it be? Also when I go about 60 mph my front end starts to s...

    2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • How to remove front wheel bearing 2 answers

    need puller or not...

    1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2 Dr STD Coupe

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Wheel bearing 11 answers

    How do I remove the wheel hub so I can change the bearing??

    2013 Chevrolet Spark 2LT

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Cavalier

Looking for a Used Cavalier in your area?

CarGurus has 1,000 nationwide Cavalier listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Search Chevrolet Cavalier Questions

Chevrolet Cavalier Experts

#1 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 2,920
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 1,300
#3 mbar1
mbar1
Reputation 1,180
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Malibu
948 Great Deals out of 79,656 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Civic
657 Great Deals out of 88,603 listings starting at $995
Used Chevrolet Camaro
225 Great Deals out of 30,943 listings starting at $1,217
Used Chevrolet Impala
521 Great Deals out of 31,726 listings starting at $1,450
Used Ford Mustang
476 Great Deals out of 45,735 listings starting at $1,999
Used Toyota Corolla
781 Great Deals out of 73,830 listings starting at $1,995
Used Pontiac Sunfire
310 listings starting at $3,975
Used Ford Focus
540 Great Deals out of 57,171 listings starting at $1,095
Used Honda Accord
813 Great Deals out of 84,287 listings starting at $1,050
Used Chevrolet Corvette
120 Great Deals out of 20,753 listings starting at $3,000
Used Ford Taurus
248 Great Deals out of 20,434 listings starting at $699
Used Pontiac Grand Prix
29 Great Deals out of 2,871 listings starting at $900

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.