Mechanics

FRONT WHEEL BEARING REPLACEMENT

1985 Ford F-150

Drive Train Axles Bearings problem
1985 Ford F-150 V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 126000 miles

I am having a problem removing the inner hub so as
to get to the actual wheel bearings on the front wheels.
I have manual locking hubs and have removed every-
thing down to the last hub interlock. I just can't get the
hub to slide out. Please help and send diagram.
Thanks a million!
Avatar
Globalbuggy
October 14, 2010.




Dana 50, Dana 60 Monobeam and Dana 44 IFS

Raise the vehicle and install safety stands.
If equipped, remove the adjusting nut using spanner wrench, Tool T59T-1197-B, or equivalent.
If equipped with Dana 50 or Dana 60 Monobeam front axle, remove the outer locknut, lockwasher and inner locknut with spanner wrench D85T-1197-A or equivalent.
Remove the caliper and suspend it out of the way. See Brakes.
Slide the hub and disc assembly off of the spindle. The outer wheel bearing will slide out as the hub is removed, so be prepared to catch it.
Lay the hub on a clean work surface. Carefully remove the inner bearing cone and grease seal out of the hub using the appropriate puller.
Inspect the bearing cups for pits or cracks. If necessary, remove them with a drift. If new cups are installed, install new bearings.

To install: Lubricate the bearings with Multi-Purpose Lubricant Ford Specification, ESA-MIC7-B or equivalent. Clean all old grease from the hub. Pack the cones and rollers. If a bearing packer is not available, work as much lubricant as possible between the rollers and the cages.
Drive new cups into place with a driver, making sure that they are fully seated.
Position the inner bearing cone and roller in the inner cup and install the grease retainer.
Carefully position the hub and disc assembly on the spindle.
Install the outer bearing cone and roller, and the adjusting nut or locknuts and washers.
If equipped with a Dana 44 IFS of 44 IFS HD front driving axle, adjust bearings as follows: Using Tool T59T-1197-B and a torque wrench, tighten the bearing adjusting nut to 50 ft. Lbs, while rotating the wheel back and forth to seat the bearings.
Back off the adjusting nut approximately 60 .
Retighten the adjusting nut to 15 ft. Lbs. Remove the tool and the torque wrench.
Inspect the end-play of the wheel on the spindle. It should be 0.00-0.006 in. If excess end-play is present, retorque the bearings.

If equipped with a Dana 50 IFS and Dana 60 Monobeam front driving axle, adjust bearings as follows: With the outer locknut and lock washer removed, tighten the inner locknut to 50 ft. Lbs. While rotating the wheel back and forth to seat the bearings.
Back off the adjusting nut and retighten to 31-39 ft. Lbs.
While rotating the hub, back off the locknut 135-150 .
Install the lockwasher so the key is positioned in the spindle groove. Rotate the inner locknut so the pin is aligned into the nearest lock washer hole.
Install the outer locknut and tighten to 160-205 ft. Lbs. Using spanner wrench.
Inspect the end-play of the wheel on the spindle. It should be 0.00-0.006 in. If excess end-play is present, retorque the bearings.

Assemble the hub parts.
Install the caliper.
Remove the safety stands and lower the vehicle.

Bluelightnin6
Oct 14, 2010.


AD