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Old 09-26-2006, 02:00 PM   #1
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Rear Wheel Bearing

Has anyone changed their rear wheel bearings? My driver side rear has gone on my 02 SVT. Iíve read the Haynes manual and it is not very detailed.

Can this be a do it yourself job? Do I need a shop to press in the new bearing? Is there a how to post already out there?

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Old 09-26-2006, 02:26 PM   #2
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I don't know how it is on the SVT since it has disc brakes but on the drums you have to have it pressed in. I know that was'nt much help but hey at least its a bump.
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Old 09-26-2006, 05:02 PM   #3
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SECTION 204-02: Rear Suspension 2001 Focus Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Procedure revision date: 03/8/2002

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Wheel Bearing ó Vehicles With: Rear Drum Brakes

Special Tool(s) Installer, Axle Bearing
205-146 (T80T-4000N)
Installer, Steering Gear Pinion Oil Seal
211-140 (T88C-3504-DH)
Installer, Water Seal Carrier
204-322
Installer, Seal
204-325
Adaptor for 303-224 (Handle)
205-153 (T80-T4000-W)
Installer, PTO Dust Flange
308-432

Removal

All vehicles


Remove the wheel hub. For additional information, refer to Wheel Hub in this section.
Vehicles with anti-lock brakes


Remove and discard the wheel speed sensor ring.

All vehicles


Remove the circlip.

Using the special tool, remove the wheel bearing.

Installation

All vehicles


CAUTION: Support the brake drum on the wheel mounting face and not on the wheel nut studs.

Using the special tool, install a new wheel bearing.

Install the circlip.

Using the special tools, install the water seal carrier into the wheel bearing assembly.

Vehicles with anti-lock brakes


CAUTION: Avoid any impact on the wheel speed sensor ring.

CAUTION: Make sure the wheel speed sensor ring is clean.

CAUTION: Avoid any contact between the wheel speed sensor ring and a magnetic surface.

Using the special tool, install a new wheel speed sensor ring.

All vehicles


NOTE: The following step is only required for vehicles without a water seal installed.

Using suitable emery cloth, remove any pitting or corrosion from the leading edge of the wheel spindle seal running surface.
NOTE: The following step is only required for vehicles without a water seal installed.

Attach the water seal and protective cap to the wheel spindle.

NOTE: The following step is only required for vehicles without a water seal installed.

Install the water seal in two stages.
Stage 1: Using the special tool, engage the water seal and protective cap.
Stage 2: Tighten to 7 Nm.

Remove the special tool.
Remove the protective cap.
Install the wheel hub. For additional information, refer to Wheel Hub in this section.


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Old 09-27-2006, 01:21 PM   #4
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size of the socket

do you guys know what is the size of the nut to get to the bearings? I was trying to remove it but i don't the right socket size. This is for the rear wheel bearing. My car has drum brakes in the back.

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Old 09-27-2006, 06:26 PM   #5
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SECTION 204-02: Rear Suspension 2001 Focus Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Procedure revision date: 03/8/2002

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Wheel Bearing ó Vehicles With: Rear Drum Brakes

Special Tool(s) Installer, Axle Bearing
205-146 (T80T-4000N)
Installer, Steering Gear Pinion Oil Seal
211-140 (T88C-3504-DH)
Installer, Water Seal Carrier
204-322
Installer, Seal
204-325
Adaptor for 303-224 (Handle)
205-153 (T80-T4000-W)
Installer, PTO Dust Flange
308-432

Removal

All vehicles


Remove the wheel hub. For additional information, refer to Wheel Hub in this section.
Vehicles with anti-lock brakes


Remove and discard the wheel speed sensor ring.

All vehicles


Remove the circlip.

Using the special tool, remove the wheel bearing.

Installation

All vehicles


CAUTION: Support the brake drum on the wheel mounting face and not on the wheel nut studs.

Using the special tool, install a new wheel bearing.

Install the circlip.

Using the special tools, install the water seal carrier into the wheel bearing assembly.

Vehicles with anti-lock brakes


CAUTION: Avoid any impact on the wheel speed sensor ring.

CAUTION: Make sure the wheel speed sensor ring is clean.

CAUTION: Avoid any contact between the wheel speed sensor ring and a magnetic surface.

Using the special tool, install a new wheel speed sensor ring.

All vehicles


NOTE: The following step is only required for vehicles without a water seal installed.

Using suitable emery cloth, remove any pitting or corrosion from the leading edge of the wheel spindle seal running surface.
NOTE: The following step is only required for vehicles without a water seal installed.

Attach the water seal and protective cap to the wheel spindle.

NOTE: The following step is only required for vehicles without a water seal installed.

Install the water seal in two stages.
Stage 1: Using the special tool, engage the water seal and protective cap.
Stage 2: Tighten to 7 Nm.

Remove the special tool.
Remove the protective cap.
Install the wheel hub. For additional information, refer to Wheel Hub in this section.


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Or poke the bearing out with a hammer and a brass drift. Don't be intimidated by all the special tools. They make the job easier and eliminate the need for any skill, but you can accomplish most jobs with a little care and inginiuity.
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Old 10-11-2006, 06:43 PM   #6
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can you get new nuts for the rear like you the fronts when you buy new half shafts ? That stupid @ss nut setup is another one of fords bright ideas should yield them a boot in the nuts. I have some bad rear tire wear, almost like cupping(but more to the inside)....but the the suspension is new kyb's and eibach springs....and yes it has been aligned. I have rubber "dust" down the back quarter of the car on both sides. My last thought was bearings, but they seem fine. Car shakes like there's no tomorrow, fronts look brand new. any clues ?
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Old 10-11-2006, 06:46 PM   #7
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Re: size of the socket

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do you guys know what is the size of the nut to get to the bearings? I was trying to remove it but i don't the right socket size. This is for the rear wheel bearing. My car has drum brakes in the back.

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Thanks in advance
not sure but I used a 1 1/4 to take mine off... it works fine... considering I've taken the axles out 5 times and replaced them twice... lol
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Old 10-11-2006, 08:35 PM   #8
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Thank you all for replying.....i found the size of the socket is a 30mm and i had to rent it at autozone. It was fun to try to press the new bearing into its place nottt! It was hell, but it was a good learning experience.

For all of those who want to do it yourself, it's better to have it pressed at a shop or if you, it's really difficult to do it with limited tools. My opinion have it done. I would not do it myself again.
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Old 10-11-2006, 08:41 PM   #9
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yea... I had a press when I did my wheel bearing... made it so easy... I knew it woulda taken me a lot longer to do it by hand...
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Old 10-11-2006, 08:45 PM   #10
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You WILL have to have the bearing pressed out and a new one pressed in. Trying to use a bearing removal tool will just chew up both tool and bearing. Getting the circlip off it a huge pain. Your're better off unbolting the hub from the rear, trying to unbolt the drum just made me cuss. Your local Napa or wgoever will remove and reinstall the bearing for like 20 buck or so for you.
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