2003 Escape bearings - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums



Escape & Escape Hybrid Ford Escape, Ford Escape Hybrid, Mercury Mariner, Mazda Tribute

2003 Escape bearings

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-06-2009, 06:11 PM
swinehart07 swinehart07 is offline
Junior User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 63
swinehart07 is starting off with a positive reputation.
2003 Escape bearings

I did a search but i just wanted to clarify that the front hub bearings have to get pressed out and new ones pressed in. and the bearings can be replaced without having to replace the flange with the wheel studs right? anyone have pics?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-24-2009, 10:52 PM
93truck 93truck is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: ohio
Posts: 182
93truck is starting off with a positive reputation.
you are correct, they have to be pressed off and on and the whole spindle must be removed to do the work. no special tools needed except a press
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-27-2009, 01:31 PM
lordoflivernois lordoflivernois is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 38
lordoflivernois is starting off with a positive reputation.
and boy is it a pain!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-28-2009, 06:26 PM
93truck 93truck is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: ohio
Posts: 182
93truck is starting off with a positive reputation.
doing the fronts are a piece of cake compared to the rear, i would do 10 fronts to have to ever do another rear.....
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-02-2009, 02:10 AM
Kias Kias is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 6
Kias is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by 93truck View Post
doing the fronts are a piece of cake compared to the rear, i would do 10 fronts to have to ever do another rear.....
This is why I remove the spindle, take it and a new bearing to the local shop. They charge me 20 bucks to take out the old, and put in the new! Worth every penny.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-02-2009, 08:01 AM
Scndsin's Avatar
Scndsin Scndsin is online now
Du Nawt Seek The Treasure
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Central Mississippi
Posts: 5,738
Scndsin has a superb reputationScndsin has a superb reputationScndsin has a superb reputationScndsin has a superb reputationScndsin has a superb reputationScndsin has a superb reputationScndsin has a superb reputationScndsin has a superb reputationScndsin has a superb reputationScndsin has a superb reputationScndsin has a superb reputation
Swineheart hasn't been online since Feb, so I'll ask the rest of yall.

What was it that led to the need to replace the front bearings? I figure it was noise, if so what did it sound like? Or was it vibration, steering issues or tire wear?

Thanx.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-06-2009, 07:56 AM
93truck 93truck is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: ohio
Posts: 182
93truck is starting off with a positive reputation.
My wife started to hear a noise that sounded like a low rumble/growl when she would slightly turn the wheel. for example while going straight and heading towards a gradual rt. curve , when she would turn the wheel to the right the drivers side front wheel would make a growling noise kinda like the noise the brakes would make with worn pads.
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Front bearing replacement question(s) got2bjoester Escape & Escape Hybrid 26 12-24-2015 04:13 PM
Needle bearing in hub. scottddove 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 2 08-12-2015 01:48 AM
2002 Ford Explorer rear Bearing Press ORDER b07bruce Explorer, Sport Trac, Mountaineer & Aviator 3 11-01-2013 08:15 AM
Ball Joint Press Capt.Schenk 1994.5 - 1997 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 11 12-21-2008 07:45 AM
97 Expedition rear axle seal mebush Expedition & Navigator 3 12-01-2005 11:50 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums >

Tags
2003, bearing, bearings, diagnosis, escape, ford, front, noise, replacing, turn, wheel

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:47 AM.


This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.