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REPLACE FRONT WHEEL BEARING

1998 Ford Explorer

Drive Train Axles Bearings problem
1998 Ford Explorer 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 136000 miles

how to replace front wheel bearing
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Jstaple2
March 4, 2010.




Raise and support vehicle. Remove wheel assembly. Remove and discard hub nut and washer. Remove brake caliper and brake caliper bracket assembly. Remove brake rotor retaining screw (if equipped), and remove brake rotor. Remove 3 brake rotor shield retaining bolts, and remove brake rotor shield. Remove ABS sensor retaining bolt, and disconnect sensor.
Remove 3 wheel hub retaining bolts, and remove wheel hub and bearing assembly. DO NOT over-extend CV joint. Slide hub and bearing assembly off of CV axle shaft splines. CV joint should slip fit into wheel hub and bearing assembly and should not require puller to remove. Remove steering knuckle grease seal. Inspect steering knuckle grease seal, hub and bearing assembly for excessive wear and damage. Replace components as necessary.
Installation
Using Bearing Cup Replacer (T80T-4000-P), Knuckle Seal Replacer (T96T-1175-A) and Threaded Drawbar (T77F-1176-A), install seal until it seats against steering knuckle. Connect ABS sensor to wheel hub and position wheel hub assembly onto axle shaft and knuckle. Install hub retaining bolts and tighten to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS. Install NEW washer and hub nut, and tighten to specification.
Install ABS sensor bolt and tighten to specification. Install brake rotor shield and tighten bolts to specification. Install rotor. Install brake caliper and brake caliper bracket assembly. Tighten bolts to specification. Install wheel and lower vehicle. Before driving vehicle, pump brake pedal several times to restore normal pedal position.

BMRFIXIT
Mar 4, 2010.


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