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Drive Train Axles Bearings problem
1994 Ford Explorer 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Manual 150000 miles

I have the above explorer that appears to have manual hubs. It may have been converted.

I get a wheel bearing noise while driving at highway speeds. I removed the manual hub and the special nut on the spindle was real loose. I suspect that this is the cause of my noise. I cannot see how to lock this nut so it won't come loose.

I need a diagram in order to figure out if there are parts missing.

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Thursday, September 30th, 2010 AT 7:40 PM

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  • saturntech9
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1. Raise and support front of vehicle.
2. Remove wheel and tire assembly.
3. Remove lug nut stud retainer washers, then the locking hub assembly.
4. Remove snap ring from end of spindle shaft.
5. Remove axle shaft spacer, needle thrust bearing and bearing spacer.
6. Remove outer wheel bearing locknut using a suitable spanner wrench.
7. Remove locknut washer from spindle.
8. Loosen inner wheel bearing locknut using a suitable spanner wrench, then torque locknut to 35 ft lb .
9. Loosen inner locknut 1/4 turn, retighten to 16 inch lbs ., then install lockwasher on spindle. If necessary, rotate locknut slightly to align pin with closest hole in lockwasher.
10. Ensure wheel endplay on spindle is 0.000-0.003 inch .
I posted a diagram of the hub i also emailed it to you so you can see it better.I also posted how to take it apart and how to put it back together and adjust it.

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Thursday, September 30th, 2010 AT 7:58 PM

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