2002 Ford Ranger



November, 14, 2008 AT 4:57 PM

Tires and Wheels problem
2002 Ford Ranger 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 95,000 miles

how to change

1 Answer


Dave H

November, 15, 2008 AT 11:22 AM

Raise and support vehicle. Remove wheel and tire assembly. Remove brake caliper, and wire to underbody. Remove grease cap from hub/rotor. Remove cotter pin, retainer, adjusting nut and washer from spindle. Remove outer wheel bearing. Remove hub/rotor from spindle. Remove grease seal from hub/rotor. See Fig. 4 .
Remove bearing cone and roller from hub/rotor. Clean and inspect inner and outer bearing cups for scratches, pits, excessive wear or damage. If inner or outer bearing cups are worn or damaged, replace brake rotor or spindle as necessary.
Clean grease and dirt from components. Pack bearing cone and roller assembly with Premium Long Life Grease (XG-1-C or K). Place bearing cone and roller assembly into inner bearing cup. Apply grease between lips of new grease seal. Install seal. Install hub/rotor onto spindle. Install wheel bearing, washer and adjusting nut.
Adjust wheel bearings. See WHEEL BEARING ADJUSTMENT under ADJUSTMENTS & INSPECTION. Install retainer, NEW cotter pin and grease cap.
To complete installation, reverse removal procedure. Tighten remaining bolts and nuts to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS . Before driving vehicle, pump brake pedal several times to restore normal pedal position.


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