Front Bearing Carrier Inspection / Removal
1. Elevate front of vehicle and safely support machine
under the frame area.
Serious injury may result if machine tips or falls. Be
sure machine is secure before beginning this service
procedure. Wear eye protection when removing
bearings and seals.
2. Check bearings for side play by grasping the top and
bottom of the tire firmly and checking for movement.
The tire should rotate smoothly without binding or
3. Remove the four wheel nuts and remove the front
4. Remove the cotter pin
hub castle nut
. Remove the nut, and two cone
from the front wheel hub assembly.
5. Remove the fastener retaining the steering tie rod
end to the front bearing carrier.
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and loosen the front wheel
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6. Remove and discard the two front brake caliper
mounting bolts and remove the caliper from the
brake disc (see Chapter 9 – ).
7. CAUTION: Do not hang the caliper by the brake line.
Use wire to hang caliper to prevent damage to the
8. Remove the front wheel hub assembly.
9. Remove and discard the upper and lower ball joint
10. Using a soft faced hammer, lightly tap on the bearing
carrier while removing the upper and lower ball joint
11. Remove the bearing carrier from the front drive shaft.
12. Rotate bearing by hand and check for smooth
rotation. Visually inspect bearing for moisture, dirt, or
NOTE: Due to extremely close tolerances and
minimal wear, the bearings must be inspected
visually, and by feel. While rotating bearings by
hand, inspect for rough spots, discoloration, or
corrosion. The bearings should turn smoothly
and quietly, with no detectable up and down
movement and minimal movement sideways
between inner and outer race.
13. Replace bearing if moisture, dirt, corrosion, or
roughness is evident.