Run the center nut back on there as best you can. Locate, and remove, the bearing nut and the washer that comes with it. This information is from the Ford Service Manual for a 2002 Ford Explorer, however it can be used for all 2002-2005 Ford Explorer, Mercury Mountaineer and Mercury Mariner vehicles. Since this is part of the drivetrain, that means your wheels seize and stop turning. Now the fun part, putting the spring clip on.
Why can't you get it right on your newer Explorer models. That was the problem and caught it before it got to the point my first set did. My husband has a 2003 Avlanche with 114000 miles on it and no problems at all. I would recommend getting a jaw puller to get the hub off the axle splines, I did not have one but was able to tap it free while keeping the axle from over-extending. The rear wheel bearings on a Ford Explorer are prone to wear and will eventually need replacement. Money is already tight, don't need this.
Under no circumstances should you bash it free with a hammer, as the impact can damage the internal threads and components. Because these wheel bearings satisfy or go beyond the standards of their original equipment equivalents, they are very useful in alleviating performance drop and abrupt break down. If anyone is looking for this complete assembly, I can refer you to him. I was on a similar thinking path when I was taking the bolts out. I am so upset all this in the last 6 months an I only had this truck for a year ford needs to realize these issues seriously - Michelle A. Improper installation caused the bearing to fail again. Remove the axle-to-wheel hub retainer nut and washer Figure 1.
I use to brag about Ford but now I see why so many of my friends and relatives say they will never buy a Ford car. Does this sound like a fair price? As most have commented, the real difficulty is removing the three bolts that hold the hub to the knuckle. Remove the three bolts on the assembly. After looking at the old one it is possible to replace the bearings only and not the whole hub. I used my hand-held grinder to cut into the ears that the bolts thread into. Insert the new wheel bearing into the replacement hub. When reinstalling at end of procedure, tighten to 203 lb-ft 275 N.
I would get another opinion, or two, with attention paid to bearing sideplay. Separate the upper ball joint from the wheel knuckle, by removing the nut and bolt. Install the brake caliper, and hold it in place, while you re-attach the bolts on the back of the brake caliper. I barely drive it about 9k miles annually. I am so upset because I had a 1998 Ford Explorer and this problem never occurred. As most have commented, the real difficulty is removing the three bolts that hold the hub to the knuckle. Make sure you only cut into the old hub.
Remove bolts thread on by hand and smack with a hammer to remove the bolt. It was the correct thickness on the walls of the box end to get in there. To install, tighten to 10 lb-ft 13 N. Unclip the many fasteners that hold the sensor cable to the brake line. Since 2000, Centric Parts has supplied the automotive aftermarket with high-quality replacement brake parts.
Another one of the hub bolts, this is the top center one. Cutting into other parts like the knuckle will be more expensive and probably make you unhappy. Take out the retainer ring, and remove the wheel knuckle from the bearing. If nobody is available to help, a brick on the brake pedal works just as well; o,r you can do it without the pedal pressed, but this can be a little more difficult. Because this bearing is sealed and compact, the amount of internal grease is minimal.
Overlooking car repairs and neglecting symptoms of damage to the stage where they begin affecting the condition of the adjoining parts or the entire vehicle itself just impedes the repair process. Dealer just told me that the wheel bearing exploded again and they are looking into it to see what the root cause might be. Second Bearing Replaced in 2011 Hello All Just last January as the began to fall, I was on my way to work when one of my wheel bearings failed. Toyota's not much better with the throttle issue. If I showed you a picture of what my old bolts on the hub looked like after they came out.
My husband has a 2003 Avlanche with 114000 miles on it and no problems at all. Remove the lug nut cover with a medium to large flat bladed screwdriver, and break loose the lug nuts. I took it there because I knew if the bearing went the tire could fly off at high way speeds. Is it dangerous to drive with bad wheel bearings? I just replaced my rear struts and springs and rear wheel bearings today with monroe quick struts. It was bad enough that I gave up. That was the problem and caught it before it got to the point my first set did.