Rear Wheel Bearing Replacement --> How-to - Page 9 - Focus Fanatics
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Focus Fanatics > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > Brakes, Suspension & Body Chassis

Brakes, Suspension & Body Chassis The place to go for answers on brakes, suspension, camber, alignment and more.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-03-2013, 03:27 PM   #81
razzledazzle
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Fan#: 120438
Location: East Lansing, MI
What I Drive: Silver 2007 Hatchback

Posts: 1
FF Reputation: 1 razzledazzle Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
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?
razzledazzle is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-03-2013, 04:07 PM   #82
mickeyaaaa
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Fan#: 111009
Location: Red Deer, Canada
What I Drive: 2006 Blood Red ZXW SES Wagon

Posts: 19
FF Reputation: 1 mickeyaaaa Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
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..
mickeyaaaa is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2013, 05:44 PM   #83
SuperFlea
Illegal Alien
 
SuperFlea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Fan#: 28261
Location: On Teh Warm Beaches of Baja!, Mexico
What I Drive: One Of Teh Hottest Wagons on FF!

Posts: 4,578
FF Reputation: 44 SuperFlea Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (46)
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.
__________________
<--Jonathan-->

I'm back, Itchbes!
SuperFlea is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2013, 06:15 PM   #84
mickeyaaaa
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Fan#: 111009
Location: Red Deer, Canada
What I Drive: 2006 Blood Red ZXW SES Wagon

Posts: 19
FF Reputation: 1 mickeyaaaa Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuperFlea View Post
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.

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..
mickeyaaaa is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2013, 06:20 PM   #85
SuperFlea
Illegal Alien
 
SuperFlea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Fan#: 28261
Location: On Teh Warm Beaches of Baja!, Mexico
What I Drive: One Of Teh Hottest Wagons on FF!

Posts: 4,578
FF Reputation: 44 SuperFlea Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (46)
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.
__________________
<--Jonathan-->

I'm back, Itchbes!
SuperFlea is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2013, 02:24 PM   #86
razzledazzle
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Fan#: 120438
Location: East Lansing, MI
What I Drive: Silver 2007 Hatchback

Posts: 1
FF Reputation: 1 razzledazzle Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
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??
razzledazzle is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2013, 02:26 AM   #87
SuperFlea
Illegal Alien
 
SuperFlea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Fan#: 28261
Location: On Teh Warm Beaches of Baja!, Mexico
What I Drive: One Of Teh Hottest Wagons on FF!

Posts: 4,578
FF Reputation: 44 SuperFlea Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (46)
Nope, no right or wrong way. The install either way/side.
__________________
<--Jonathan-->

I'm back, Itchbes!
SuperFlea is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2013, 09:10 AM   #88
ApriliaRyan
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Fan#: 123897
Location: North Platte, NE
What I Drive: 2003 SVT ZX5

Posts: 3
FF Reputation: 1 ApriliaRyan Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
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.
ApriliaRyan is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2013, 11:53 AM   #89
mickeyaaaa
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Fan#: 111009
Location: Red Deer, Canada
What I Drive: 2006 Blood Red ZXW SES Wagon

Posts: 19
FF Reputation: 1 mickeyaaaa Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
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?
mickeyaaaa is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2014, 02:56 PM   #90
omarfathel
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: May 2014
Fan#: 163370
Location: mosul, Iraq
What I Drive: ford focus 2002 white

Posts: 1
FF Reputation: 1 omarfathel Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
ford focus 2002 rear wheel abs sensor problem

Hello every one , I see your replacment of front wheel, years ago and I would like to ask some questions
First I want to know if there is complete rear wheel set (I mean abs sensor and water seal carrier .... etc)
Any one can help me please
Thanks
omarfathel is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
spi=pos now its a wheel bearing FellowsDrake SPI Performance (2000-2004) 10 12-08-2006 01:36 AM
Wheel Bearing Problems AZIANGUY General Technical Chat 0 05-28-2004 12:59 AM
Bad real wheel bearing? focuszx3r General Technical Chat 7 05-27-2004 12:36 PM
Rear wheel bearings in 2000 FOCUS VITO Ford Focus & General Car Chat 6 04-03-2004 07:25 AM
Rear Wheel Disc? g0o53 ZETEC Performance (2000-2004) 11 09-13-2003 02:39 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:20 PM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information : Site Map

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.