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Old 02-16-2013, 10:46 AM   #71
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macdiesel: Is that the same price at any dealer, or special from this guy? I was wondering because I just had my wife's Focus in the shop yesterday and asked them to take it for a spin and let me know what they though about a noise in the front end that I have been hearing. Told me that tires need to be replaced soon and some noise may be coming from that, but also may suspect the front right bearing. I was checking prices on hubs, just to see if that would be way easier to just change whole hub, or mess with the bearing. If it's not that much more and is easier/quicker, I would go with the hub swap out. Any threads on changing out the front hubs on a 2008 Focus SES?
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I was referencing the rear hub assembly. Steve at tousley ford sells parts 10% over cost so it will be cheaper than local dealer. The front hub will be considerly more. If You had a bad front wheel bearing, it would be easier to replace the hub. But it will cost way more than buying bearing and have pressed in.

The reason I suggested just buying the hub for the rear is because its so cheap. I needed to replace my rear bearing, bought bearing and took hub to local garage to press in. They were busy which meant I had to leave it and wait. Finally get a call saying bearing wont come out. The garage has pressed out bearings in past. Had to put back together and order rear hub for next weekend to install. I value my time and I wasted a lot of time, if initially I bought the hub.
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:45 AM   #73
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Thanks for posting this, an enormous help to me.

Word of warning for UK.
"Remember to replace the rubber seal that goes on the spindle."
I couldn't get hold of this seal as a separate part in the UK. It comes with the stub axle and that's 136! Despite the metal part having almost corroded away it was back on with the old and a liberal application of grease. We'll see how it goes.

A good post will always provide a good reference. Thanks again.
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:59 PM   #74
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the parts store only had the bearing available today & I had to get the job finished today to get back to work tomorrow.

I put a bead of black silicone on the spindle seal - hope that's ok to do...should ensure no dirt or water gets in. also the dust cap was dented all to hell so i siliconed the joint on that too - should be sealed up good now!
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Great write up. Found I also needed a 29mm socket for spindle nut as the 30mm was a little loose.
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Went to a mechanic today and asked him how much to change the rear wheel bearing? He told me $85.00 per side with me supplying the part. He told me that it would be more than an hour per side. So I went to Autozone and I bought the part changed it in their parking lot and all it took was 20 minutes per side (WITH NO POWER TOOLS AND THE REGULAR CAR JACK). Now all I hear is the sweet sound of my exhaust....Yea Baby. Thanks to the OP for the details helped so much.
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Duralast Hub Assembly $43.00

Your article, especially the photos and torques, was a huge help... Thanks! I drive 45m to work daily and the hum from the rear end was getting louder than the radio. The only thing I would add to this was I got the hub assembly from AutoZone for $43.00 so no bearings to press. Only thing I had to do was swap over the sensor ring. Thanks again for your sweet article.
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Your article, especially the photos and torques, was a huge help... Thanks! I drive 45m to work daily and the hum from the rear end was getting louder than the radio. The only thing I would add to this was I got the hub assembly from AutoZone for $43.00 so no bearings to press. Only thing I had to do was swap over the sensor ring. Thanks again for your sweet article.
No problema buddy, glad i was able to help you out.

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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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