Question about 1997 Mercury Mountaineer
Replacing wheel bearing and seal on rear axle and when removing pinion shaft pinion gears fell out. Not sure how to put them back, it seems a s-spring of some sort is on each side and makes it impossible to fit in pinion gears. Any advice would be great, thanks for your time on this and if you need more info please let me know. Sincerelly weekend warrior
Open the rear end, and take out keeper that holds the axel in..
if you push on the axel a bit and feel it slide into the rearend, that will show you the keeper at the other end...
Remember to have a catchpan under the rearend when takeing the cover off, as the fluid will drain out, and make sure to replace the fluid, (can't tell you how many get in a hurry and forget that part) Check with Ford to make sure what type fluid it is, (synth mix, full synth, or standard 80/90)
Posted on Sep 14, 2009
This job takes special pullers and presses, and needs to have the pinion reset, in relation to the ring gear. Failure to do so will cause noisy rearend. Take to a qualified shop for this repair.
Posted on Sep 03, 2010
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Your best bet is to purchase a vehicle specific repair manual at your local auto parts store. It will contain the necessary instructions, and most likely some pictures as well, on how to perform this task.
Posted on May 07, 2011
You will need an internal bearing puller. You will have to remove the rear axle by pulling off the differential cover. Then remove the bolt holding the spider gear cross shaft in place. Remove the shaft and spider gears. If your tire is already removed and brake drum is off, push in the axle and remove the circle clip. Once this is out you can slide your axle out you can remove the backing plate for your brakes and get to the bearing. Pull the seal out and pull out the bearing with a puller and slide hammer. Install the new bearing by hitting on the outside race ONLY. Install a new seal and install in reverse order.
Posted on Nov 01, 2012
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