I have found a source on the internet that will supply the rear drums
with the whell bearings attached. Is all that is required is to take
the assembly and attach with the four bolts in back of the wheel?
I can't get the vendor on the phone to ask him the question.
2003 ZX5 66k miles
About the large nut. The spec states over 200ft lbs. My torque
wrench does not go that high. Would an impact gun be sufficient if
so, how do you know when to stop tightening?
Jang - these cars are know for weakoem bearings front and rear. I
can't do the front so off to a shop for that.
Don't worry about removing the 4 bolts. That will remove the entire
spindle, and make it a pain to remove the nut.
just leave it on the car, remove the spindle nut, pull the old drum
off, losen the pad adjuster to pull your pads back in. Install the
new drum, NEW spindle nut, and dust cover. just make sure you pump
your brakes a few times to reseat the adjusters.
And 66k miles doesn't suprise me. I blew my rear bearings out in 25k
miles, but that was due to autox'ing every weekend. and driving the
mountain roads between then.
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