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    Front hub/wheel bearing

    Hi all,
    We have a 2008 Town & Country Touring and one of the front hubs/wheel bearings is noisy, so I ordered two new ones to replace both hubs. Does anybody know the procedure of replacing them and the torque specifications? I've replaced many wheel bearings before on other cars, but never on this model. Any help is appreciated! :-)

    Thanks!

    -Ken-

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    Check this thread, may be under a recall for you.

    http://forum.chryslerminivan.net/sho...ont+hub+recall
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    We have to T/Cs, one made in August 2007 and one in Februarty 2008. I called Chrysler and they said neither one was covered by the recall for bearings, and it seemed to be based on the state they were sold in. Weird.

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    I have an 08 and the right side went out. I replaced it myself, bout a 45 min job. Torque specs on axle net was 118ft/lbs. The blots that hold the actual bearing to the hub I used thread locker and just made sure they were tight. Its a very easy job, no press is needed.

    I received a letter from Chrysler they were extending the warranty on the bearings to 5 years or 90000 miles. I have to send in a form to get my money back on the one I did myself.

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    2008 Town & Country / HUB AND BEARING / Installation:

    1. Make sure isolation washer is located on halfshaft stub shaft. Washer is bi-directional, and can be installed in either direction.
    2. Install hub and bearing onto halfshaft stub shaft and into knuckle until squarely seated on face of knuckle. Make sure wheel speed sensor is positioned toward rear of vehicle.
    3. Install four hub and bearing mounting bolts from rear of knuckle. Progressively and equally tighten all four mounting bolts using a crisscross pattern. Tighten mounting bolts to 65 Nm (45 ft. lbs.).
    4. Attach wheel speed sensor routing bracket to knuckle. Install and tighten screw to 13 Nm (115 in. lbs.).
    5. Attach wheel speed sensor routing bracket to mounting flange on strut assembly. Install and tighten screw to 10 Nm (89 in. lbs.).
    6. Clip wheel speed sensor connector and routing clip to bracket on frame rail.
    7. Connect vehicle wiring harness to wheel speed sensor connector.
    8. Install brake shield on knuckle. Install and tighten three mounting screws to 8 Nm (71 in. lbs.).
    9. Install brake rotor, then install disc brake caliper and adapter assembly.
    10. Verify that wheel speed sensor is routed properly, not allowing cable to come in contact with moving parts.
    NOTE: Always install a new hub nut. The original hub nut is one-time use only and should be discarded when removed.
    11. Install hub nut on end of halfshaft stub shaft. With aid of a helper applying brakes to keep front hub from turning, tighten hub nut to 160 Nm (118 ft. lbs.).
    12. Install tire and wheel assembly. Install and tighten wheel mounting nuts to 135 Nm (100 ft. lbs.).
    13. Lower vehicle.
    14. Pump brake pedal several times to ensure vehicle has a firm brake pedal before moving vehicle.
    15. Check and adjust brake fluid level as necessary.

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    I have a 2009 Chrysler extended the warranty on the wheel bearings to 5 years.
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    About a week ago I started to notice a slight humming comming from the left front wheel area. I have a 2008 GC, and received my letter from Chrysler about the hub/bearing back in Sept 2011. Took the GC to deaaler yesterday. They took it for a quick road test, put it on a lift, and sure enough, bad bearing. They didn't have the hubs on hand, but ordered em, due in today, and going back tomorrow for the install. Told me about 1 1/2 hours to do both. They also ordered a modual for another recall that I wasen't aware of and will take care of that as well.
    Great service from Augusta Dodge/Chrysler in Staunton, Va.
    Grumpaw

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