Brake rotor and hub assembly

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GAMBY33
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What are other options to loosening the front rotor and hub assembly. I already tried lubricate spray & rubber hammer, and lined it w brake fluid then rubber hammer.
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Sunday, January 10th, 2010 AT 1:23 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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If you are having trouble removing it, you can try heating the rotor where it attaches to the hub and it may come off that way. If you are not worried about the rotor, put a couple of the lug nuts on a few threads and use a heavy hammer to beat it off. The lug nuts will stop the rotor from flying if it pops off.

Let me know if you have other questions. Also, if you need to save the rotor, don't beat on it.

Joe
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Monday, January 11th, 2010 AT 10:20 AM
Tiny
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I have a ford 4x2 f150 4.6 lt, 6 stud, 2004 made in july truck, ive been having trouble finding the hub assembly part number, last they told me this model has the rotor attached to the hub assembly, can anyone help me find the right part number and if this model has the rotor and hub assembly all in one, where can I get a diagram?
Thank you

ps it has ABS and is a 2WD
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Monday, May 4th, 2020 AT 2:49 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hi there,

I hope that this shows everything you need.


https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/61395_ford_bearing_1.jpg



There are 2 rotors normal duty and heavy duty,

P/No normal 8L3Z112B $215. Approx
P/No heavy 8L3z112A $280. Approx.

mark (mhpautos)
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Monday, May 4th, 2020 AT 2:49 PM (Merged)
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Lets start with this
can you see what are you looking for


https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/99387_Graphic_85.jpg




https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/99387_Graphic1_721.jpg

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Monday, May 4th, 2020 AT 2:49 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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I have a 1997 Ford f-150 4wd. The ball joints need replacing, so I began the task. However, the axle shafts are stuck in the hub assembly. Any ideas on how to get them out?
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Monday, May 4th, 2020 AT 2:50 PM (Merged)
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Has upper ball joint been removed? May need to tap on axle with brass or rubber mallet. Will need to remove torsion adjuster to remove lower "A" arm. See diagram
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Monday, May 4th, 2020 AT 2:50 PM (Merged)
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I recently tried to use my 4wd to drive on the beach, but to my surprise I got stuck. I haven't used it very much probably less than 5 or 6 times since I bought the truck 4 yrs ago. The previous owner said he probably did not use the 4wd but 1 or 2 times. It has the auto locking hubs. When I engaged the switch on the dash to the 4H postion the transfer case locked in but the hubs did not, I also tried it in the 4L postion but it still did not work. I try to do my own work on my vehicles but I am very unfamiliar with this type of problem. Can you give me some suggestions?
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Monday, May 4th, 2020 AT 2:50 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Looks like you have the vacuum operated front hubs. Be sure the vacuum lines to them are hooked up and not cracked/broken. If ok follow them up the the engagement source and check the vacuum lines there, you may just have a small leak somewhere
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Monday, May 4th, 2020 AT 2:50 PM (Merged)
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How long it takes to replace
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Monday, May 4th, 2020 AT 2:50 PM (Merged)
Tiny
WRENCHTECH
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If your truck is a 4 wheel drive it doesn't even have a bearing hub assembly. It has individual bearings that are serviced separately.
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Monday, May 4th, 2020 AT 2:50 PM (Merged)
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PRESTON2002
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How long does it take approx.
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Monday, May 4th, 2020 AT 2:50 PM (Merged)
Tiny
WRENCHTECH
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To do what?
You haven't even stated what your problem is or what you plan to do to correct it.
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Monday, May 4th, 2020 AT 2:50 PM (Merged)
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PRESTON2002
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To replace the individual bearings in hub of 94 Ford f150 4x4
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Monday, May 4th, 2020 AT 2:50 PM (Merged)
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I just purchased this truck and noticed that when I lock the manual hubs in the truck pulls hard to the right. I do not notice any pull at all when they are unlocked. Any help would be appreciated.
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Monday, May 4th, 2020 AT 2:50 PM (Merged)
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Could be you drivers side hub is worn and not engaging. Kind of a pain to pull apart but easy to put back together if you pay attention.
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Monday, May 4th, 2020 AT 2:50 PM (Merged)
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The flat rate time to replace 2 bearings on one side is 1.1 hr. And it does require some special sockets.
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Monday, May 4th, 2020 AT 2:50 PM (Merged)
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Well I've taken mine apart several times and nothing has come flying out of it. All you really have to do is unscrew the main piece that has the switch on it and pull it out, if a lot of metal flakes/dust that looks like graphite comes out then it needs replacing. But then again, if it doesn't it could be something deeper like alignment or something else. Let me know how it goes.
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Monday, May 4th, 2020 AT 2:50 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Something else to check is the front axle shaft u-joints. On a lot of the older trucks when they go bad they will cause a severe pull when turning, because they are siezes. This makes the opposing side push. In order to inspect them properly, the hubs should be removed. They shouldn't "fly apart" unless they are broken, but you can pull them out and just lay them out on the ground like they came out of the truck. Then you have to remove the brakes and the hub. The shaft will slide out (sometimes a little effort is required) and you should be able to tell if the u-joints are frozen.
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Monday, May 4th, 2020 AT 2:50 PM (Merged)
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How do I get my hub and rotor off on a 1990 ford f150? I have taken off the lock ring, the snap ring, hub body, outer locknut, lock washer, inner locknut, and a bearing. Is there still more I have to take off like another bearing or a c clip?
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Monday, May 4th, 2020 AT 2:50 PM (Merged)
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This was the last thing that I have taken off. What more must I remove?
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