When wheel hub fails, that whole wheel fails. Installation If removed, install wheel bearing inner adjusting nut and lock washer. Step 7 - Tighten the socket Before replacing the original holding bolt, unlock the wire on the brake caliper sliding it over the disc brake rotor. Take wheel hub nut off. It is not a hard job, but you need to do it right or they will seize. Step 3 - Remove the brake caliper and brake rotor On the back side of the caliper, you will see the bracket bolts, remove it with a socket and ratchet in a clockwise direction.
Install hub and disc assembly on spindle. Well replacing wheel bearings on a ford lazer 87 is not the easiest of jobs compared to some other small cars,. Repack bearing with lithium grease, then properly position bearing assembly in race. Step 5 - Grease new bearings Use a small amount of axle grease and smooth it over the new inner and outer wheel bearing. Install locking hub cap assembly.
To service the hub, some disassembly is required. Tighten outer locknut to 150 ft. . Pack your new inner and outer wheel bearings by placing a large dab of axle grease in your palm. Okay, you have to first remove the manual hub assembly.
. If you do not have the special tools to take out … the bearings on the car, then you have to hammer out the tie rod, and the ball joint and take off the strut. Install locking hub cap assembly. While rotating hub, back off locknut 135-150 degrees. Starting with model year 1994, Ford switched to Warn Automatic Hublock Model M350C on Dana 35 Axle in the Explorer and Ranger. Installation To install locking hub assembly components, reverse removal procedure. As the only 100-percent U.
Step 3 - Remove the brake caliper and brake rotor On the back side of the caliper, you will see the bracket bolts, remove it with a socket and ratchet in a clockwise direction. Step 6 - Reinstall wheel bearing Wheel bearing hub is installed the same way it was removed. Step 5 - Remove wheel hub and bearing Remove the wheel bearing and hub by plling it out. If a vehicle has been equipped with a locking front differential such as a Detroit Locker , some type of manual or automatic locking hub is usually required. It is necessary to cock these parts to engage tangs in this position as the drag sleeve is positioned against cam follower face. Once you remove the bracket, you can then remove the alternator through the hole you just created by removing the drive shaft, alternator bracket and the splash guards.
Remove manual locking hub assembly. Remove snap ring and flat washer from inner end of locking hub assembly. Slightly insert the bolts back to the tap holes and hit 4 bolts to separate the rotor from the hub housing. But, disassemble the brakes, use an air impact on the large nut, use air hammer to drive out the axle, now you have the yoke in front of you. If the hubs are noisy or are failing to disengage, Ford recommends replacing both locking hubs. On Bronco, F150 and F250 with Dana Model 44 front axle, back off inner locknut 90 degrees.
Repeat this step for the inner and outer bearings. The top one you can just barely get at blindly from above or you can use the foot and a half extensions. Remove the lower control arm. Use the floor jack to lift the car up and remove the jack stands before lowering the truck. Free-Spin kits replace problematic unit bearings, eliminating a weak link that is prone to failure.
You also need to remove the front bolt holding the lower control arm to the frame. Lower the truck onto a jackstand and finish removing the wheel. If the front driveshafts are not turning when the transfer case is in four-wheel drive, the problem is inside the differential broken side gears or the transfer case broken chain, shift linkage, etc. Mud, rust or worn parts inside the hub can prevent the mechanism from sliding in and locking the hub. Inspect needle and wheel bearings for wear or damage. The outer hub cover is usually attached to the hub with five or six Torx screws.
Note: this same kind of noise may also occur if the front differential contains the wrong lubricant. Remove seal bridge retainer small metal stamping from spring retainer ring space. But let's try to find how much. First, the plain steel thrust washer. Clean the grease from the hub thoroughly with solvent and a parts brush.