|12-10-2013 12:53 PM|
ok its been just over a month, new hub, spindle & seal on the offending (shake) rear left, new bearing, new tires & balance...still needs an alignment with slight pull to the right but the bearing seems to be holding up so far....
REAR ABS SENSOR RINGS faulty - anyone got spares they wanna part with?
|11-22-2013 10:10 AM|
|ApriliaRyan||SUre Im late to the table but wanted to add you wont need to pull off the caliper bracket, the rotor will slide right out once you tip it. I just picked up an SVT and did my rear bearings using this write up.....awesome job with the pics, details, and tools needed, saved me a ton of time.|
|11-06-2013 03:26 AM|
|SuperFlea||Nope, no right or wrong way. The install either way/side.|
|11-05-2013 03:24 PM|
|razzledazzle||As I mentioned earlier, I don't want to install the bearings til I'm sure I've got it right. As the pictures show, the bearing doesn't look exactly symmetric, so is their a correct way and an incorrect way to install??|
|11-03-2013 07:20 PM|
|SuperFlea||Yes, unbalanced tires also cause the bearings to go bad from to much vibration. Look into the alignment, not for camber ware, look for tie ware.|
|11-03-2013 07:15 PM|
I've only had it since march this year so too early to tell on tire wear. I could visibly see the camber was way off so i installed Moog shim plates early this summer...no wear on outside tire edges so far so it should be within spec (the camber only i mean)..
bearings: all except last time were high quality $50 from auto parts store - brand i believe. got them to honor the lifetime warranty and got one free. Last ones were cheaper off ebay.
I also notice a bit of a shake around 100KPH - that is why i thought maybe hub is damaged..
|11-03-2013 06:44 PM|
Sounds like you might have an alignment problem. How is you rear tire ware?
Also, what brand bearings are you getting. There's really nothing better the FORD parts. At one point, I had a rear bearing go out on me after a month of daily driving. Took it back to the parts store, bought OEM fords and never had an issue since. Only deal is that they're pricey. I can buy two cheaper brand bearings for under the price of just one ford bearing.
|11-03-2013 05:07 PM|
fed up with rear wheel related problems.
Ok left rear bearing noise again, this is the 3rd or 4th one since buying the car in march....did everything right last time - torque specs & all...
suspect thehub & or spindle are possibly damaged due to difficult removal last go-around, they're all rusty anyways so i ordered:
-2 new hubs with bearings already pressed in
-2 new rear spindles.
after these go in if i have another rear bearing go i'm selling it and getting a Matrix...this is my 2nd focus wagon and have had nothing but rear bearing/tire wear/camber out of spec issues..
|11-03-2013 04:27 PM|
I purchased a 2007 Hatchback earlier this summer, and on a long road trip to Michigan's UP I started hearing the tell tale noise. I narrowed it down to the back driver side, and decided to replace both while I'm doing it, since I have access to a press at work.
My only question is after looking at the bearings I bought at napa, they don't look completely symmetric. Is there a right or wrong way to press them in, or does it not matter?
|05-16-2013 12:38 AM|
|_ANTI||very nice write up! i really didn't have questions regarding how to do this, i was really looking for info on whether i ordered the right parts...and your pictures alone are better than all of Ford's website! and ford wound up selling me the hub assembly (part number hub-159 ys4z-1a034-aa) and the bearing as well. i guess i get to take the extra bearing back.|
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