Replacing Front Wheel Bearing Assembly

Tiny
MSPENCER
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  • 2002 FORD TAURUS
Could you tell me what the torque specs are for replacing the front wheel bearing assembly on a 2002 Ford Taurus SES, 6 cyl. DOHC, mileage approx. 100K
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Sunday, August 5th, 2007 AT 9:16 AM

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Tiny
KEN
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Hello,

The torque specs are 70 foot pounds. Here is a guide to show you what you are in for when doing the job.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/bearing-hub-replacement

Here is a diagram to show you what replacement the wheel bearing hub is on your car (below)

You will need a jack and jack stands to raise the car up safely.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/jack-up-and-lift-your-car-safely

Please let us know what happens.

Cheers, Ken
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Friday, November 10th, 2017 AT 12:24 PM
Tiny
CLAUDIA_GOLDEN
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  • 2002 FORD TAURUS
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 130,000 MILES
Very loud rattling type Noise appeared after driving for about 30 minutes,
rarely present when car is cold but after driving the vehicle for awhile
and hearing the noise, if you then wait for about 30 to 45 minutes with
the engine off, the noise then is heard when you start up the engine.
This happened in July and the mechanic said it was a wheel bearing which
he replaced/Repaired. Now the noise is back. Friends have told me if it were a
Wheel bearing, you Wouldn't hear the noise when car was idling. I am (honest injun)
a widow on a fixed income. I can't afford this "hit & miss" approach. I realize car is
getting old. You just feel so Vulnerable when you don't know Jack about car repairs.
Thank you and God bless.
Claudia Golden
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Friday, November 10th, 2017 AT 12:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
SINBAD271
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Need more info, around what area can it be heard from, if possible have someone listen closely where it can be heard from while you start the car.
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Friday, November 10th, 2017 AT 12:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JUAREZ
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  • 1995 FORD TAURUS
Can someone tell me how difficult it is to change the front wheel bearning on a 1995 Ford Taurus. I've been told that in order to replace them they need to be pressed? I"m not sure exactly what that means, and if I can do it myself in my garage. Would it be easier to change the entire Hub? Would appreciate a response. Thanks!
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Friday, November 10th, 2017 AT 12:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
LOVESCARS
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The hub assy can be replaced easier.
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Friday, November 10th, 2017 AT 12:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
GREASEMUNKE
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Your'e not going to be able to press them in your garage.I can tell you dont have a press or you would know what they mean by pressing them. Buy the whole hub assy.
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Friday, November 10th, 2017 AT 12:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JUAREZ
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Thanks for your hellp! I went ahead and bought the hub assembly, we'll see how I do. :Twisted:

Ramiro
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Friday, November 10th, 2017 AT 12:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
CLIFF43
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  • 2000 FORD TAURUS
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 22,000 MILES
Tires and Wheels problem
2000 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 220, 00 miles

Hi,
Looking for a video on how to replace the Front Wheel Bearing?

Thank-You
Barbara
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Friday, November 10th, 2017 AT 12:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
WRENCHTECH
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Videos are pretty rare. This job requires having a press and many adapters so if you don't have one, I suggest on this.
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Friday, November 10th, 2017 AT 12:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
DOCFRED
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  • 1999 FORD TAURUS
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 116,000 MILES
What are the symptoms of wheel bearings going bad? What are consequences of not replacing them right away?
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Friday, November 10th, 2017 AT 12:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
SATURNTECH9
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Wheel bearing's get noisey and loose when they go bad. When you don't change them right away the wheel's get looser and eventually the wheel could come off.
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Friday, November 10th, 2017 AT 12:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
THE PREACHA
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  • 1999 FORD TAURUSFORD TAURUS
I'm going to change the front wheel bearings on my 1997 Taurus GL. The car has 180,000 miles and emits a steady vibration from the front corners of the car.

Is there a specific torque for the bearing retainer nut on the spindle?
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Friday, November 10th, 2017 AT 12:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
TAURUSWHEEL
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Did someone specifically diagnose bad bearings? Or is this a shot in the dark? 170-203 lb ft is the Ford spec for the wheel hub retainer, it is torque prevailing and must be immediately set to spec when installed, the nylon lock may incorrectly set giving you a false torque reading which could lead to bearing failure.
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Friday, November 10th, 2017 AT 12:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
AMERICAN_MADE
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  • 1999 FORD TAURUS
Drive Train Axles Bearings problem
1999 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 145K miles

How much would it cost approximately to get the front wheel bearing replaced and how long would it take?
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Friday, November 10th, 2017 AT 12:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BMRFIXIT
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Its about 1.5 hr to do each side
bearing is about $50 each


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/99387_Graphic1_100.jpg

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Friday, November 10th, 2017 AT 12:26 PM (Merged)
Tiny
PH26604
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  • 1994 FORD TAURUS
Suspension problem
1994 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Automatic 129, 00 miles

I have replaced my front left wheel bearing 2 times in the last 2 weeks, its like after 3 days it goes out and I can now move my tire again, why or what could be doing this?
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Friday, November 10th, 2017 AT 12:27 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BLACKOP555
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It is being installed improperly, have it professionally done.

Make sure the grease/oil seals and bearing races are being replaced and installed squarely not uneavenly.
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Friday, November 10th, 2017 AT 12:27 PM (Merged)
Tiny
TAURUSWHEEL
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The steering knuckle could be internally damaged, which would require replacement, it happened to me. Bought a used one from a wrecking yard, have someone check it out. Are the bearings destroying themselves or is the nut coming loose? The nut is a one-use deal, it stretches from torque applied, recommended only one use
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Friday, November 10th, 2017 AT 12:27 PM (Merged)
Tiny
TONY TOLBERT
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  • 1996 FORD TAURUS
Drive Train Axles Bearings problem
1996 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

how hard is it to replace these. Do they have to be pressed back in?
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Friday, November 10th, 2017 AT 12:27 PM (Merged)
Tiny
DAVE H
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HUB & WHEEL BEARINGS
NOTE:Hub and bearing assembly is not serviceable. Entire assembly must be replaced if defective.

Removal (Disc Brakes)
Raise vehicle. Remove wheel and tire assembly. Remove caliper assembly and support to one side. Remove disc rotor. Remove and discard grease cap and bearing retaining nut. Remove hub and bearing assembly from spindle.
On vehicles equipped with ABS, sensor ring must be removed and installed on replacement hub assembly. Mount hub assembly in Pinion Bearing Cone Remover (T71P-4621-B) and place in a hydraulic press. Using Ring Replacer (T89P-5493-B), press hub out of sensor ring.
Installation
Place sensor ring over new hub assembly. Place ring and hub down onto Sensor Ring Installer (T88P-20202-B). Place Ring Replacer (T89P-5493-B) between hub and press ram. Press hub into sensor ring.
Place hub and bearing assembly on spindle. Install a NEW retaining nut and tighten to 188-254 ft. Lbs. (255-344 N.M). To complete installation, reverse removal procedure. Use NEW grease cap.

Removal & Installation (Drum Brakes)

Raise vehicle. Remove wheel and tire assembly. Remove drum. Remove and discard grease cap and bearing retaining nut. Remove hub and bearing assembly from spindle.
To install, place hub and bearing assembly on spindle. Install a NEW axle hub retaining nut and tighten to 188-254 ft. Lbs. (255-344 N.M). To complete installation, reverse removal procedure. Use NEW grease cap.
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