2000 Ford Focus

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JOHN ABRAMO
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  • 2000 FORD FOCUS
2000 Ford Focus 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive

How do you replace a front wheel bearing hub assembly?
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Sunday, January 18th, 2009 AT 9:08 AM

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Tiny
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Hi John,

In order to replace the wheel bearing you will need a hub/bearing removal tool. And depending on your experience you may be better to take it to a garage. If you can do it you will want to see if your local rental place has one to rent. The kit cost about $500...


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Sunday, January 18th, 2009 AT 9:44 AM
Tiny
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Removal
1. Raise and support vehicle.
Remove front wheel, brake caliper and rotor.
Carefully raise staked portion of front axle wheel hub retainer, and remove.
Remove tie rod end cotter pin and nut.
Using Tie Rod End Separator (T85M-3395-A), remove tie rod end.
2. If equipped, remove ABS wire bracket bolt and bracket.
Remove bolts and ABS sensor, and position aside.
Remove lower control arm nut and pinch bolt.
Separate lower control arm from steering knuckle.
Use Front Wheel Hub Remover/Installer (T81P-1104-C).
Remove strut assembly-to-steering knuckle nuts and bolts.
Remove steering knuckle.
Remove oil seal from rear of hub/steering knuckle assembly.
Using Bearing Pulling Attachment (D79L-4621-A) press wheel hub from wheel knuckle.
Remove retainer ring from wheel knuckle.
Using Bearing Pulling Attachment, press front wheel bearing from wheel knuckle.

CAUTION:make sure the wheel bearing is installed into the wheel knuckle with the wheel speed sensor ring, colored black, at the wheel speed sensor end of the wheel knuckle.
3. To reassemble, reverse disassembly procedure. Install NEW inner oil seal. Apply Threadlock 262 onto front wheel bearing outer race.
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