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08-12-2015 05:43 PM
ah1f39
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Originally Posted by Marde View Post
Do not recall a how-to on that.

If you have any experiencing pressing in-out bearings, you will not need a how-to. It is very basic & straight forward-> with proper tools and knowledge of how to not hurt the bearing.

If you do not have any experiencing pressing in-out bearings, you should bring your parts (drums & bearings) to a shop that does this kinda stuff on a regular basis. Getting the right tools and learning to do it yourself is also recommended. Your call.

The other option is to buy completed assemblies "combos" -aka new drum with bearing already installed. Most Joe's like me did this, but bearing quality or failure rate is a gamble.
For the price just buy complete drum/bearing assemblies from a Ford dealer.
08-12-2015 04:30 PM
Marde
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Originally Posted by Urmike04 View Post
Nice write up. Is there a how-to on changing rear wheel bearings with drum drakes?
Do not recall a how-to on that.

If you have any experiencing pressing in-out bearings, you will not need a how-to. It is very basic & straight forward-> with proper tools and knowledge of how to not hurt the bearing.

If you do not have any experiencing pressing in-out bearings, you should bring your parts (drums & bearings) to a shop that does this kinda stuff on a regular basis. Getting the right tools and learning to do it yourself is also recommended. Your call.

The other option is to buy completed assemblies "combos" -aka new drum with bearing already installed. Most Joe's like me did this, but bearing quality or failure rate is a gamble.
08-12-2015 02:54 PM
Urmike04 Nice write up. Is there a how-to on changing rear wheel bearings with drum drakes?
05-14-2015 02:48 PM
dani_doc Thank you guys for your quick responses. I shopped around different salvage yards want to charge me $150 for a used ford part. I found one place that has a 03 Ford Focus sedan 4 door with a rear spinlde for just $75. My Focus is a 05 ford Focus zx3 hatchback and so I was wondering if it wouldnt be a problem to get that one instead. According to online search 00-08 should all be compatible with my 05 Focus. I'm not sure though.
05-14-2015 12:38 AM
amc49 Buy a set of vernier calipers and all this becomes instantly clear, you can measure ID and OD to know what the problem is in seconds. Otherwise Chinese parts will drive you crazy and especially those from Dorman, they are lowest of the low when it comes to quality control.
05-13-2015 05:10 PM
sailor Yup, there was one withing the week (should still be on the first page here) that had the bearing problem, name brand bearings solved the fit issue.

I'm sure the replacement axle possibility has been discussed withing the month (last couple weeks).

Some had ones close enough to work by just tapping it on, others WAY too tight to work.
05-13-2015 04:28 PM
dani_doc Thanks for you quick response. So basically it has to do with the parts and not the way its meant to be installed. got it! Thanks.
05-13-2015 02:46 PM
sailor Seen recent reports of both undersized bearings & oversized spindles from some of the cheaper sources.
05-13-2015 01:54 PM
dani_doc Hey guys I have a 05 Ford Focus zx3 and my rear right spindle was destroyed when the bearing broke and I was forced to drive it of the highway. I now have to replace the spindle. This is my first time trying to do this so maybe that is why Im having issues.

So I bought several Dorman rear Wheel Spindles and they all seem to be too big for the bearings. I've changed the bearings before and they fit smoothly on the old ford spindle. For some reason they are not working now.

So can it be that I would have to force the bearing/hub into the spindle or what might the issue?

Again this is my first time changing this so excuse my ignorance.
05-18-2014 12:10 PM
SuperFlea
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Originally Posted by pruietjr View Post
Turns out I found my seal and re-used it.
Yeah, several members have commented on that matter, not being able to locate the seals. Timken brand makes them too, but forgot the part number.
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