Mechanics

REAR WHEEL BEARINGS

2004 Ford Explorer

Suspension problem
2004 Ford Explorer 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 130000 miles

How do I replace rear wheel bearings on a 2004 Ford Explorer? It has independent suspension. Do I need to take the nuckle joints off?
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Gamblinscott
March 31, 2010.



2. Remove the axle-to-wheel hub retainer nut and washer.
3. Remove the parking brake shoes.

WARNING
Do not use a hammer to separate the outboard CV-joint from the hub. Damage to the threads and internal CV-joint components can result.

4. Press the outboard CV-joint until it is loose from the hub.
5. Remove and discard the toe link-to-wheel knuckle nut.

WARNING
Do not damage the boot while separating the toe link from the wheel knuckle.

6. Remove the bolt and separate the toe link from the wheel knuckle.
7. Remove and discard the upper arm-to-wheel knuckle nut.

WARNING
Do not damage the boot while separating the ball joint from the wheel knuckle.

8. Remove the bolt and separate the upper arm from the wheel knuckle.
9. Remove and discard the lower arm-to-wheel knuckle nut.
10. Remove the lower arm-to-wheel knuckle bolt.
11. Remove the wheel knuckle.
12. Using a suitable press, remove and discard the wheel hub.
13. Remove and discard the wheel bearing retainer ring.
14. Using a suitable press, remove the wheel bearing.

Bluelightnin6
Mar 31, 2010.