Explorer, Sport Trac, Mountaineer & Aviator1991-1994, 1995-2001, 2002-2005, 2006-2010 Ford Explorer
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Hey guys im an older member i had a 99; F-350 and was from that forum. The wife and I picked up an explorer and the front wheel bearing is shot. Does anyone have a Chiltons break-down on how to replace the driver side front wheel bearing. Some more info on the car, its 04' ford explorer, with the 4.0. 4 w/d, not the sport track. Thanks in advance to anyone that can help.
99' f-350 7.3PSD SD XL... 6637, ccv, 5inch turbo back exhaust, 8inch lift, 37x13.5 toyo open country m/t tires, DP-tuner 80E 120race 140Xtreme..CB radio
the 4 wheel drives have a hub / bearing unit that you replace. You do not change just teh bearing. Basically you jack up the tire, remove tire/ rim, remove the axle nut in the center lf the hub and push the alxe inward 1 inch. Remove brake caliper and disc. Reach around the backside of the hub unit and remove the 3 bolts holding the hub to the knuckle. Then pull the hub unit off... Works same as all front wheel drive cars and 4 x 4 newer trucks ( last 10 years or so). Bearings are permanent sealed, can not be greased.. I will post a youtube movie if i can find one... Bearing/ hub is about $200 at Auto Zone.. you can get one off e-bay for about $80. MOST are made in china these days.
2002 SuperCrew 4 x 4 5.4 XLT -115K miles -NEW
2010 EDGE FWD - V6 ----------40,000 miles
2002 Explorer 4 x 4 4.0 XLT --- 162,000 miles
2001 SuperCrew 4 x 4 5.4 XLT -235K miles -GONE
One word of caution when replacing the hub/wheel bearings... you get what you pay for! I purchased 2 hubs from Advance Auto for my '96 Explorer and could tell the drivers side was bad before I made it past the neighbors driveway (50 ft.).
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