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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: rear wheel bearring fitting
Ok,remove wheel.The brake drum will come off with the hub as an assembly.Make sure the brake shoes are backed off enough to remove the assembly.If the inside of the drum isn`t worn to much,the drum will come off with a little effort.There will be a grease cap you need to remove.A large pair of channel lock pliers might work,if not try a flat head screwdriver and a hammer.There will be a lip around the grease cap sitting flush against the hub.Take the screwdriver and gently tap under the flange lip to see if the grease cap will start to move out away from the hub.Tilt the screwdriver handle towards the car,and tap the end of the screw driver so the cap will move toward you,away from car.Now go to the opposite side of the cap from where you are with the screwdriver now,and do the same thing.It can be a hassle to get it off without bending or peircing the cap.Continue until cap is removed.Two types of retaining nuts can be on this spindle.Look for a cotter pin going threw the nut(if it has a pin).Use a pair of needle noise pliers,and make the pin straight.You might use a pair of ****,or wire cutters to pull the cotter pin out.(remember to replace it with a new one when you go back with the new bearings)take the channel lock pliers and turn the nut counter clock wise to remove.It may have a cage around the nut you have to remove before you remove the nut with the channel lock pliers.If you have a nut without a cotter pin,then you have a lock nut.Lock nuts have to be removed with a lot more effort.Use a socket and a ratchet.and remove in the same order.There will be a large flat washer behind the nut after you remove the nut.Shimmey the brake drum back and forth side to side,and use the flat head screwdriver to helpremove the washer.The outer bearing is next,shimey the drum agai,or pull drum forward and remove drum and bearing.If it will not slide off easy.Use a peice of wood against the outer lip of drum,on back side and tap with hammer hard all the way around(please use goggles).If it does not try to come off,back brake adjuster off so brake shoes will let go.The inner bearing is on the inside of the drum.After you have the brake drum assembley in your hand,screw the nut back on the spindle about 5 or6 turns by hand.Put the drum back on until the nut is on the outside and you can see it.Now pick upward on drum and slide drum toward you about half way and stop and let the drum hang there.The nut should be half way inside the drum.With out picking up on the drum grasp drum and pull hard and fast toward you and the inner bearing and seal should be hanging on the spindle.To install new bearings ,pack the bearings with wheel bearing grease really good(they should have enough grease in them if they are not real easy to turn by hand.To remove the race(inner and outer)take a punch and place it on the race from the opposite side of where the race will come out(the race will come out the same side the bearing came out).Flip the drum(hub)over and remove the other race.Install the same way.but make sure the race is turned the right way(cup side out,not in)The bearing has to sit in the race.Ok the inner bearing is first to put in,then the seal.Tap the seal in with a hammer(also cup side in).Take the drum(hub)and slide it back on go over the the spindle,by twisting and pushing lightly,it has to go over a shoulder on the spindle.Then put the outer bearing in and the washer(notice the washer has a alienment that it will only go on one way).Now take the nut and put in on by hand .Take the channel lock pliers and tighten the nut until snug.Move the drum back and forth and tighten some more ,and alien the hole for the new cotter pin you purchsed and put the pin in.Bend the cotter pin so it can`t come out,and replace the grease cap and tap it on with hammer lightly,install wheel,and adjust brakes.To adjust brakes spin wheel and adjust brakes until the brake shoes start touching the drumuse a brake spoon).You are finished.
Posted on Aug 09, 2009
if you take the rear wheel hub out the bearing should come easy enough without any tool, but make sure and check the bearing runner, where the bearing sits. if dat does not work you will need to press the bearing out. make sure and use a lot of greese on the new bearing
Posted on Sep 10, 2009
yes it is one big nut, however it looks like 4 individual nuts due to the fact that they are a thinly stacked layer or thin nuts held together by what you called the tab washer............only way to replace is to get a new one from ford........
Posted on Sep 19, 2009
Testimonial: "Thank-you for that, I have ordered a new one from the ford dealers. I just wonder why the 4 nuts were fitted in the first place? thank you"
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