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Old 02-28-2007, 06:17 AM   #1
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Rear Wheel bearing removal

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I have to replace the rear wheel bearings on my wifes Focus. Can anyone advise on bearing puller to remove the outer casing please.

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What do you mean exactly by the outer casting piece ?

All you have to do is remove the cap on the drum , undo the nut , pull the drum out , remove the locking snapring and press out the bearing , no puller will do that tho.. you need a hydrolic press.




After removing the cap you will see the nut..I can't remember the size tho , I can tell you tonight , I have the socket home.













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the nut under the cap is a 30mm
u have to get the bearing pressed out with a hydraulic press... and then get the new one pressed in
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PM me sir, i have these bearings just laying around and i can also tell you how to replace them.
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Thanks for the replies, I have done one of these before and although the inner part of the bearing came out easily enough I had to spend an hour or so driving out the outer casing. When the other side failed I took the drum the drum to an indi who used a hydraulic press but it cracked the drum, so I had to buy a replacement, i just wondered if there as any other way. Looks like a new drum or a tube and club hammer for an hour or so.

Thanks for the offer of the bearings but I am in the UK
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I bet the Indi forgot 2 remove the circlip b4 pressing out the outer part of the bearing.. B careful if y have ABS, pry off the ABS ring carefully with a piece of hardwood and make sure not 2 bend it, (also use wood when putting it back in place) unless y want 2 buy a new ring (manual states that y should replace the ring....)
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I bet the Indi forgot 2 remove the circlip b4 pressing out the outer part of the bearing.. B careful if y have ABS, pry off the ABS ring carefully with a piece of hardwood and make sure not 2 bend it, (also use wood when putting it back in place) unless y want 2 buy a new ring (manual states that y should replace the ring....)
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Hi all,

I am hopefully doing rear wheel bearings on a 1999 ford focus this evening. Any step by step guides would be appreciated if anyone can provide details (1999 focus with drums)

Do i need a bearing puller or is a hydraulic press needed?

Last night i was driving home, then all of a sudden all dash lights come on and i lost power steering etc for a couple of seconds ... then all corrected itself and went back to normal ... does anyone have any ideas what could have caused that?

Any help would be appreciated

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sometimes you can get a new drum brake with the bearing already installed for the same price (or very similar) as just the bearing. Go to a reputable store like napa or oreileys though. Had a crap bearing from autozone once preinstalled.

Then its just take the old drum brake with bearing in it - off - and replace it with the new one. Just be sure to torque that hub nut down nice and tight - torque specs anyone? Its on the site somewhere. (and maybe even consider replacing the - the laminated nuts allegidly have a limited number of times they can be taken on/off)

Does anyone else out there know if you are supposed to grease the bearing when you put them on, or are they all pre greased?
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Press is recommended, bearing puller will not anything for you. Or you can make a tool from a large bolt and some steel plate , and pull it out that way, but thats a rather long job.If you have to buy the bearing separate, make sure you the the waterproofing kit too, an extra seal that goes on to the shaft before you put on the drum again. The bearings are sealed and pregreased.
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