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REAR WHEEL BEARING REPLACEMENT

2004 Ford Explorer

Tires and Wheels problem
2004 Ford Explorer Four Wheel Drive Automatic

What is the procedure for replacing the rear wheel bearings on a 2004 Ford Explorer?

I have been looking online for a parts break-down or something to show what I need to do, but I haven't found one yet.

Our Ford dealer told us that on the front wheel bearings you replaced the hub and all. Is this the case for the rear wheels also?
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Clifford A. Parker
May 9, 2008.




I recently replaced my front wheel bearing (hub assembly and all) part cost $185.00 and took me (not a mechanic at all!) About 3 hours.

All I did was: -remove the wheel
-remove the brake pads
-remove the caliper (two bolts)
-remove a mounting bracket (two bolts)
-remove the hub (three bolts)
*the old bearing took some pounding to get out once the bolts were out, which were the biggest pain. I reccommend heating the bolts because there is lock-tight substance on the threads which made them very difficult to remove.
-clean the space where the old wheel bearing/hub come from
-inserting the new wheel bearing/hub
-put back together.

I am not sure if its the same on your 04' and since you have a 4x4 it may be different. If not, its not too painful to do.

Hope this helps

Tiny
ODINM
May 16, 2008.


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