Mechanics

REPLACING FRONT WHEEL BEARINGS

Ford Escort

Other then pulling off Caliper and removing outer nut what else needs to be done to get to and replace the bearings, and are these bearings pressed in?I dont know other then the bearings themselves is there any other item when I remove them I have to replace?I have a grind/rubbing noise origionally I thought maybe bad rotors, but I believe the bearings are bad, noise really gets bad when making a left turn and gets a slight shimmey when applying the breaks.
Thanks James
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James axe
November 12, 2007.




Hi James
i like to help but need to know what r u working on
each car is diff.
Year make model

BMRFIXIT
Nov 12, 2007.
Hello, Sorry this car is a 98 escort wagon 2.0 had a bad week guess this detail flew over my head Duh. Thanks
James

Tiny
James axe
Nov 12, 2007.
Hi
u need specail tools for this one
bearing puller and splitter
+ more
need more help let me know
good luck

BMRFIXIT
Nov 12, 2007.
Are you absolutely sure it's not a CV joint?
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Tiny
CraigFL
Nov 13, 2007.
Hello, I had a top mechanic I know @ local dealership take it out for a test drive and he said he thinks it's the bearings, He even shut it off and coasted it down a hill listening and then drove it, I get a slight shimmey at times and more noise around a left hand turn.I thought there was origionally a problem with the new rotor's I just put on I thought maybe they were rubbing but he didnt see anything, when I go down the road I get like a wapp-wapp noise it almost sound like I put 35 inch mudder tires on the front end and like almost a rubbing/grinding noise.I was told I need a puller and splitter to replace the bearings, but im not sure what I would need a splitter for. Thanks Jim

Tiny
James axe
Nov 13, 2007.
Hay jim
after pulling front hub spindle half the bearing will be on it
you will need the splitter to go behind it to be removed
if u thinking of doing it your selflet me know and I will send u pic
good luck

BMRFIXIT
Nov 13, 2007.
Hello, I appreciate the info, I am going to do it myself and any Pic's would really help. Is the splitter you talk about something similar to using the tool when you seperate your ball joints to seperate them, that tool I think looks like a fork in a way

Tiny
James axe
Nov 13, 2007.


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BMRFIXIT
Nov 14, 2007.
Dont forget to take the lock ring off.


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