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Can I reuse the old spindle nut on the rear hub for a 2003 ford focus??

I checked the brakes on the rear and i need to know if i can reuse the spindle nut or if i should get a new one??

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SOURCE: how do I replace brake pads on 2003 ford focus?

if you have rear disc brakes all you have to do is take the two bolts off and lift the caliper off and pull the pads out but now if you have drums there is a rubber boot behind the whole drum assembly take it out use a screw driver or a brake tool to back off the tension of the shoes

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it is 63 ft.lbs.
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SOURCE: torque specs for front spindle (nut hold brake drum in place)

Tighten till the wheel bearing is tight. No one really uses a specification for that, do it by feel. when the nut is tight, and there is no play in the bearing. Should be about 15-20 ft/lbs, with about .001-.003 end play if you need exact numbers though.

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SOURCE: rear drum brake noise on my 2003 ford focus

either the brakes need to be replaced or there is alot of junk built up inside. Either way rear drums need to be taken off, cleaned and shoes inspected for wear.

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I have the same problem with my 03 Focus hatchback! Someone stoppedme yesterday to tell me that they looked like they were always on when i was driving but when i was in "Park" they worked... This particular driver was also driving a focus hatchback and asked me if my Cruise Control was working.. It actually was not and he told me the same thing happened with his focus. He said it was a wire attached to the back brake lights that had broken. I have not yet gotten it fixed. has anyone else had this problem?

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Rear wheel bearing hub assembly 2001 mercury cougar

RE:Rear Wheel Bearing Replacement Question
Just replaced both of mine two weeks ago. (I'm at 130K miles)

A couple of things...
- You will need to disassemble your rear brakes (calipers and disks)
- My wheel caps were rusted on so I had to destroy them by using a screwdriver to chisel them open (like you would do with a tin can) Try to pry them off if you can. I am planning on replacing them in order to save the threads on the spindle from rusting. ($5 each at dealer)
- I had a slide hammer handy in order to pull one of the hubs off the spindle. They were rusted on pretty bad on mine. One of the hubs was destroyed in the process of pulling.
- Re-used the original nuts. They are compression nuts (same type as on the fron driveshafts) but they came off no problem so I just reused them. You might want to have one handy in case you wreck the old nuts. (They range from $6 to $8 each at the dealer)
- 32mm axle nut socket
- Use the socket to tap the new hub in if required. Don't beat too ******* it though...
- Chiltons suggests torquing them down to 170 lb-ft (if I remember correctly)

Noticeably less noise now when I'm cruising at 40 mph. I used to have some kind of cyclic harmonic grinding going on from back ther that seemed to be speed related.

The new hubs also seems to have improved my "shimmy" under braking condition. Although, I can't say for sure if it was the hub itself that was the problem or the fact that I relubed my rear brake pins in the process of doing the hub.

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How to replace a rear wheel bearing hub?

Remove brake components, remove centre cover to expose securing nut, remove nut and using a 3 jaw puller remove the bearing and hub. The inner race will remain on the spindle and will need to be cut off being carefully not to cut the spindle. I use a cutting torch to achieve this. ER the spindle cool befor installing the new bearing/hub assy. Don't forget to torque the nut to spec. I can't remember offhand what it is but if you over tighten it the braring life will be reduced. Also use a new nut as they are one time use and may loosen over time if reused.
Good luck!

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How to change a rear wheel bearing on a 2004 ford taurus???

How to Replace Rear Wheel Bearing/Hub Assembly on a 2nd generation Taurus

The following procedure is for a Ford Taurus (VIN S), with rear drum brakes and ABS.

1. Loosen wheel lug nuts, raise rear of vehicle, and support securely on jack stands. Block front wheels and remove rear wheels.

2. Remove brake drum (parking brake must be off).

3. Remove and clean ABS Sensor (Torx E8) with a spritzled rag.

4. Remove grease cap from hub.

5. Remove and discard hub retaining nut (36 mm). This is a compound nut, comprised of several nuts inside a metal cage. Use a 36 mm axle nut socket (e.g., OEM 25206). Many auto parts stores will lend you this socket. A 1/2-inch drive air impact wrench or breaker bar is necessary to remove the nut.

6. Remove wheel bearing/hub assembly from spindle. It easily comes off by hand.

7. Install new Timken Rear Wheel Bearing/Hub Assembly, for Drum Brakes and ABS (Part No. 512162). Tighten new axle spindle nut (Dorman 05114) 221 lb.-ft., replace grease cap, and button everything up.

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How do I get the rear drums off a 2000 Ford focus. I removed the spindle nut,

2000 Ford Focus Drum Removal ProcedureIf removing the drum to service the rear brakes: (note, do not remove hub retaining nut for this procedure)
1. Raise and support vehicle
2. Release the parking brake
3. Remove wheel and tire
4. Disconnect wheel speed sensor wiring harness from wheel knuckle and floor panel.
5. Remove 4 wheel spindle attaching bolts, then the wheel hub and drum assembly from vehicle.
6. Reverse procedure to install noting the following:
a. Torque wheel spindle retaining nut to 49 ft. lbs.
b. Torque wheel/tire assembly to 94 ft. lbs.
2000 Ford Focus Drum Replacement ProcedureIf replacing the drum and wheel bearing assembly:
1. Raise and support vehicle
2. Release the parking brake
3. Remove wheel and tire
4. Remove center dust cap.
5. Remove hub retaining nut.
6. Remove drum and hub assembly. Ensure wheel speed sensor ring is not damaged when removing drum/hub (if equipped).
7. Reverse procedure to install noting the following:
a. Inspect and clean wheel speed sensor ring if equipped.
b. When tightening hub retaining nut, rotate the hub assembly in counterclockwise direction.
c. Torque hub retaining nut to 173 ft. lbs.
d. Torque wheel/tire assembly to 94 ft. lbs.
e. Adjust parking brakes as necessary.

Jul 05, 2011 | 2000 Ford Focus

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Exacly how to remove rear brake drums ? 2001 Ford Focus SE. I don't want to remove the hub & spindle. I simply want to replace the drums & Brake shoes.

The drum and hub are one assembly on that vehicle so you will need to remove the dust cap in the center of the drum and remove the large axle nut. The drum/hub/bearing assembly will then pull off of the spindle.

If you want to replace the drum you will either have to find one with a bearing already installed, Have your old bearing pressed out of the old drum and pressed into the new drum, or have new bearings pressed into the new drum.

When installing the new drum it is very important to tighten the axle nut to the proper spec. I can get that spec for you if you need it.

Apr 06, 2011 | 2000 Ford Focus

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How much torque on the main nut for the rear hub on a 2000 ford focus?

Hi, The nut can be reused 4 times before renewal is required. The tightening torque is 235 Nm. If possible rotate the assembly in the opposite direction to tighten direction whilst tightening to aviod bearing damage. This applies to both disc and drum brake set up's. Hope this helps.

Jan 31, 2011 | 2000 Ford Focus

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How to remove the rear brake drum on a 2002 ford focus xtw

Ford Focus rear drums are held on by a nut in the middle remove the cap in the center and then remove the nut, new drums come with the bearing as well. IMPORTANT NOTE! ABS PICKUP NOT INCLUDED ON NEW DRUMS MUST BE REUSED FROM OLD DRUM.

Jun 30, 2010 | Cars & Trucks

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How do you remove the rear brake drum?

Before you begin make sure your emergency brake is off.

1. Jack up the car and remove rear tires.
2. With a 13mm socket and ratchet remove the 4 bolts that are on the back of the hub assembly. (You will need an extension and a universal joint adapter)
3. Pull the drum off and the spindle will come off with it, giving you access to the shoes, wheel cylinder, hold down hardware, etc... (you may need to adjust your brake shoes so the drum will slide off easier.)

Do not undo the nut in the middle of the drum (under the dust cap) unless you absolutely need to turn the drum or replace the drum as the threads on the spindle are known to strip very easily. Should you need to take it off the socket for the spindle nut is a 30mm.

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How do I change the front wheel bearing on 2003 ford focus zx3

Remove the spindle, remove the hub from bearing, remove lock ring, press old bearing out, press new one in, if old hub is reusable, press into bearing, reinstall spindle.

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