Front Hub Removal

Tiny
FBELLAMY
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  • 1996 FORD F-150
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 230,000 MILES
I need to replace my rotors on my truck. Some years ago the hubs went south and were replaced. The new ones do not match what my book shows and I have been unable to find the repair order. It looks like I need a 6 lug spanner lock nut wrench to remove the hub. Does anyone know where these can be purchased and what trouble I might have removing them.

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Fred
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Thursday, April 3rd, 2008 AT 11:04 AM

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Tiny
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I have the same year f150 but with a 4.9L six cyl in it. I need some help also. Any sites that show how to take this off? It looks like you need the spanner wrench, but the inside of the rotor cylinder is splined and doesn't look like it should turn. It looks like everything has to pull out from the front somehow.

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Saturday, July 19th, 2008 AT 2:46 PM
Tiny
HMAC300
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Removal

CAUTION: Do not drop hub components during removal and installation.

1. Separate cap from body assembly by removing the three capscrews, using Torx bit TX25 or equivalent, from the cap.

2. Remove cap.

3. Remove the lockring seated in the groove of the front disc brake hub and rotor (1102).

4. Remove the body assembly from the front disc brake hub and rotor.

Automatic Lock Hub, Exploded View - Typical

5. Remove C-washer or snap ring from stub shaft groove.

6. Remove spacers (three thrust washers) from shaft.

7. Remove cam assembly. Pull to remove.

8. If front disc brake hub and rotor and front wheel spindle (3105) are to be removed, refer to Wheel Grease Seal and Bearing, Front Replacement and Repacking.

Installation

1. Align the fixed cam retaining key on the cam assembly (garter spring inboard) with the keyway on the spindle. Firmly press the cam assembly on the wheel retainer nut.

2. Install 3 ring washer set. (1st Metal, 2nd Plastic, 3rd Splined) and retainer lockring on C-clip. It may be necessary to push the axle outboard from backside of knuckle. Be sure retaining ring is seated in groove properly.

3. CAUTION: Rotate moving cam stop (use any one of three) to the one o'clock position in relationship to the fixed cam retaining key.

CAUTION: Do not force body assembly into front disc brake hub on rotor if body assembly will not fit. Recheck alignment of all components.

NOTE: The hubs should not be packed with grease. Too much grease will damage the hubs.

Install body assembly into vehicle front disc brake hub and rotor by lining up the three legs outside the hublock body with the three pockets in the cam assembly.

4. Make sure body assembly is in far enough to see groove in rotor tube. Install large lockring into groove of hub. Be sure lockring is correctly seated.

5. Install cap to body assembly. Install three capscrews and tighten to 4-6 Nm (35-53 lb- in).

See attachments below for diagrams
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Monday, March 18th, 2019 AT 6:24 PM
Tiny
AMICK
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  • 1996 FORD F-150
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
  • 140,000 MILES
Remove hub locks, wheel bearings.
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Monday, March 18th, 2019 AT 6:25 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BLACKOP555
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Manual or auto hubs. You are going tohave to be one heck of a lot more specific if you need help.
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Monday, March 18th, 2019 AT 6:25 PM (Merged)
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GUS P
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  • 1989 FORD F-150
Brakes problem
1989 Ford F150 V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic

My truck has manual locking hubs, how do I remove the hubs so that I can change the brake rotor? Will I need special tools to remove the hubs to have access to the brake rotors?
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Monday, March 18th, 2019 AT 6:25 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BLUELIGHTNIN6
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To remove hub, first separate cap assembly from body assembly by removing the six (6) socket head capscrews from the cap assembly and slip apart.
Remove snap ring (retainer ring) from the end of the axle shaft.

Remove the lock ring seated in the groove of the wheel hub. The body assembly will now slide out of the wheel hub. If necessary, use an appropriate puller to remove the body assembly.

Install hub in reverse order of removal. Torque socket head cap screws to 30-50 inch lbs. (3.4-5.64 Nm).

Is your F150 a Super Duty edition? If not then the hub and rotor is usually one assembly and is replaced altogether.

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Cheers
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Monday, March 18th, 2019 AT 6:25 PM (Merged)
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PRIZM2001
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  • 1992 FORD F-150
  • V8
  • 4WD
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  • 180,000 MILES
Truck shakes bad on highway on curves. Almost out of controll. Want to check bearrings, but can't figure out how to remove the manuale 4x4 hub.
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Monday, March 18th, 2019 AT 6:25 PM (Merged)
Tiny
DOCFIXIT
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Need the socket to remove locking ring. see diagrams


https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/198357_Graphic_663.jpg


https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/198357_Grafic_3_160.jpg

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Monday, March 18th, 2019 AT 6:25 PM (Merged)
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THERESA SHOLAR
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  • 1979 FORD F-150
How do you asb. From the knuckle out on the right front? Rotor & hub asb.
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Monday, March 18th, 2019 AT 6:25 PM (Merged)
Tiny
HMAC300
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We dont' have any info in the manual for pics and such. But I worked on Fords for many years. You probably have the manual locking so you 'll need to takeall your brake stuff off including the bracket if memory serves me right. Then in the pic i[m sending it will either bea large nut or one with holes in it and you will need to seeif there is a large washer bent over it or not if not you'll just need like the picture i'm sending, a lrge wrench or sometimes a chisel or punchworks to loosen the nut. Then remove the large washer and take out other nut. Then rotor assy should come off. Reinstall reverse, but make sure you don't tighten inner nut to tight or you'll ruin the bearing. Adjust that like a car, tighten to tight then loosen just a tad til washer will go back on to lock it then tighten outside nut.
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Monday, March 18th, 2019 AT 6:25 PM (Merged)
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PHANTOMJOKSTR
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  • 1992 FORD F-150
Brakes problem
1992 Ford F150 V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic

what is the trick to removing rotor/hub assembly on fwd? Want to take rotors in to be turned
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Monday, March 18th, 2019 AT 6:25 PM (Merged)
Tiny
LOGGER9409
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Remove the hub if you have lockouts or auto hubs they come off the same way. The main key is a special socket that removes the rotor / bering retainer nut there is a washer that locks the nut it slides out first then with the good use of the socket you can remove the nut go to a well known auto supply store like autozone or so forth to purchase one did it a hundred times. Dont worrie you will have no problem. Use your head.
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