2001 Ford Taurus Replacing right front hub assembly.

Tiny
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  • 2001 FORD TAURUS
Drive Train Axles Bearings problem
2001 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

I am trying to find a diagram of the right front hub assembly. My sister can not afford a mechanic. I am pretty sure that I know how to replace the hub. I want to be sure I go into this job knowing what I am doing. If I could some way get a diagram or step by step procedure I would really be greatful.
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Thursday, November 13th, 2008 AT 8:37 AM

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Tiny
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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
HUB BEARINGS
NOTE:Bearings are preset and cannot be adjusted. If bearing is disassembled, replace complete bearing unit.

Removal
Loosen wheel lug nuts. Remove hub nut retainer and washer. Discard nut. Raise and support vehicle. Remove wheel assemblies. Remove brake caliper by loosening locating pins, rotating caliper off rotor from lower end, and lifting upward.
DO NOT remove caliper pins from caliper assembly. Wire caliper aside. Pull rotor from hub. If rotor is difficult to remove, strike rotor sharply between studs using a rubber or plastic hammer. If excessive removal force is used, check rotor for lateral runout. Remove rotor splash shield.
Disconnect lower control arm and tie rod from steering knuckle (leave strut attached). Loosen nuts at top of strut mount in engine compartment. Install Hub Remover/Installer (T81P-1104-C) assembly, and push CV joint out of hub assembly. See Fig. 1 . Support axle shaft and knuckle assembly aside using wire. Remove strut bolt.
Fig. 1: Separating CV Joint & Knuckle Assembly
Courtesy of FORD MOTOR CO.
Slide knuckle assembly off strut. Remove wire, and place knuckle assembly on bench. Remove hub from knuckle using Front Hub Puller (D80L-1002-L) and Shaft Protector (D80L-625-1). See Fig. 2 . Ensure shaft protector clears bearing I.D. and is centered.
Remove bearing snap ring from knuckle. Using hydraulic press, install appropriate bearing spacer (step side up) onto press face plate. See Fig. 3 . Put steering knuckle (outboard side up) onto spacer. Install appropriate bearing remover on bearing inner race, press out bearing and discard.
Remove axle shaft. See AXLE SHAFTS . Place axle shaft in vise with protected jaws. Remove dust seal by uniformly tapping outer edge with hammer and blunt chisel. Discard dust seal.
Fig. 2: Removing Hub From Knuckle
Courtesy of FORD MOTOR CO.
Fig. 3: Removing Hub Bearing From Knuckle
Courtesy of FORD MOTOR CO.
Installation
Place axle shaft in vise and install NEW dust seal onto axle shaft, with seal flange facing outward. See Fig. 4 . Install axle shaft into transaxle and ensure it fully seats or locks in place. Remove all foreign material from knuckle bearing bore and hub bearing journal. If hub bearing journal is scored or damaged, replace hub assembly.
NOTE:Bearing installers must be positioned as described to prevent bearing damage during installation.

Fig. 4: Installing Bearing Dust Seal
Courtesy of FORD MOTOR CO.
Fig. 5: Installing Hub Bearing In Knuckle
Courtesy of FORD MOTOR CO.
Place appropriate bearing spacer (step side down) onto press plate. See Fig. 5 . Position knuckle (outboard side down) onto spacer. Position new bearing inside inboard side of knuckle. Install appropriate bearing installer, with undercut side facing bearing onto bearing outer surface. Press bearing into knuckle. Ensure bearing seats completely against knuckle bore shoulder. Install snap ring. See Fig. 5 .
Place appropriate bearing spacer on arbor press plate, and position hub onto spacer, with lugs facing down. See Fig. 6 . Position knuckle assembly onto hub barrel, with outboard side down. Position appropriate bearing remover onto inner race of bearing, and press until bearing is seated onto hub. Ensure hub rotates freely on hub in knuckle after installation.
NOTE:DO NOT use power tools to tighten hub nut retainer. DO NOT move vehicle without tightening hub nut retainer.

To complete installation, reverse removal procedure. Lubricate CV joint splines with SAE 30W oil prior to installing in hub. Tighten nut to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS table.


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Thursday, November 13th, 2008 AT 8:59 AM
Tiny
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You will probably find out it was the cv halfshaft instead of hub. So replace cv halfshaft while you have it apart.$59/95 at o'reilly auto parts. Hub about $49.95
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Tuesday, November 18th, 2008 AT 8:52 AM

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