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2002 ford explorer front wheel bearing assembly

How do i replace the front wheel bearing in 2002 ford explorer?

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Remove hub ,take retaining circlip out and knock it out with a big big hammer supporting it on an old wheel rim and a tree trunk.this job is easy to do but unless you have the right tools entrust it to a garage who will have a nice press .

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Do you have in stock front berings for a 2002 Ford Explorer


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Note that Ford was inconsistent with the type of assemblies they put into these model year vehicles; I found that out the hard way by ordering online. You might want to give these guys a call and be sure you're getting the right bearing for your vehicle. I've found them to be extremely knowledgeable and helpful, and the big plus is the lifetime warranty they provide on wheel bearings... a huge bennie for Ford truck owners!

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Diagram of front hub and axle 1994 Ford explorer 4 wheel drive.


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Notes:
  • To prevent damage to the spindle during removal, remove adjusting nut locking key from spindle keyway under adjusting nut prior to nut removal.
  • A slight movement of the nut will loosen the locking key so that a magnet can be used for removal.
  • During the front wheel bearing adjustment procedure, align the closest two holes in the wheel bearing adjusting nut with the center of the spindle keyway slot.
  • Advance the nut to the next hole if required. To ensure proper wheel retention, install adjusting nut locking key in alignment with spindle keyway and insert into locknut holes.
  • The double humped portion must be completely seated and flush with the locknut assembly.
  1. Raise and support front of vehicle.
  2. Remove wheel and tire assembly.
  3. Remove lug nut stud retainer washers, then the locking hub assembly.
  4. Remove snap ring from end of spindle shaft.
  5. Remove axle shaft spacer, needle thrust bearing and bearing spacer.
  6. Remove cam assembly, thrust washer and needle thrust bearing from wheel bearing adjusting nut.
  7. Remove the adjusting nut lock key, then the nut.
  8. Remove the rotor and replace the bearings, races and seal as necessary.
  9. Torque nut to 35 ft lb while rotating hub and rotor assembly.
  10. Back off adjusting nut 1/4 turn, then torque nut to 16 inch lbs.
  11. Align nearest hole in adjusting nut with center of spindle keyway slot. If necessary, advance nut to the next hole.
  12. Install locknut needle bearing, thrust washer and cam assembly.
  13. Install bearing thrust washer, needle thrust bearing, axle shaft spacer and snap ring.
  14. Install locking hub assembly and retainer washers, then the wheel and tire assembly.
  15. Ensure wheel endplay on spindle is 0.000-0.003 inch.

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