2004 Ford E-Series Van front wheel bearings

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BRIAN TYLER
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  • 2004 FORD E-SERIES VAN
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 182,345 MILES
How do I replace front wheel bearings on a ford e250 van. What tools do I need
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Friday, March 5th, 2010 AT 8:46 PM

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Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
Raise and safely support the vehicle.
Support the front end.
Remove the wheel cover, if equipped.
Remove the grease cap.
NOTE
Check the wheel bearings for sufficient grease.

Remove the cotter pin and retaining washer. Back off the spindle nut. Discard the cotter pin.
Adjust the wheel bearings as follows:
Tighten the spindle nut to 30 ft. Lbs. (40 Nm) while rotating the brake disc clockwise to seat the wheel bearings.
Back off the nut 2 full turns.
While rotating the disc counterclockwise, tighten the nut to 17-24 ft. Lbs. (23-34 Nm).
Back off the spindle nut about 1 / 2 turn.
Tighten the spindle nut to 17 inch lbs. (2 Nm).

Install the retaining washer so the castellations are aligned with the cotter pin hole. Install a new cotter pin.
Check the wheel and tire assembly for proper rotation, then install the grease cap. If the wheel still does not rotate properly, inspect and clean or replace the wheel bearings and cups.
Install the wheel cover, if equipped.
Lower the vehicle.
Road test the vehicle and check for proper operation.

Removal & Installation

The hub is part of the disc brake rotor and cannot be serviced separately. The inner and outer wheel bearing and races are serviced individually. Be sure to have a new hub grease seal when servicing the wheel bearings.

Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
Remove or disconnect the following:

Wheels Caliper Brake pads and anti-rattle clips Hub grease cap, cotter pin, retainer washer and the spindle nut Wheel bearing retainer washer and the outer wheel bearing Brake hub and rotor assembly Grease seal Inner wheel bearing

Clean and inspect the wheel bearings and races for unusual wear or damage. Replace parts as necessary.
Inspect the hub and brake rotor assembly. If required, the hub and brake rotor assembly must be replaced as a unit.

Fig. Front hub and bearings

To install:

If needed, pack the wheel bearing with a suitable high temperature wheel bearing grease before assembly.
Install or connect the following:

Inner wheel bearing in the hub and brake rotor assembly New grease seal Hub and rotor assembly on the wheel spindle and install the outer wheel bearing. Retainer washer and the spindle nut

Adjust the wheel bearings.
Install or connect the following:

Retaining washer, so the castellations are aligned with the cotter pin hole. Install a new cotter pin. Anti-rattle clips Disc brake pads Caliper Wheels. Tighten the lug nuts to 83-112 ft. Lbs. (113-153 Nm).

Check the wheel and tire assembly for proper rotation, then install the grease cap.
Lower the vehicle.
Road test the vehicle and check for proper operation.
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