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1996 ford windstar - changing rear wheel bearing passenger side

Is the inner or outter bearings pressed in on the 1996 Ford windstar or can it be done by hand?

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No on this model they are held in by a nut and cotter pin. You can remove them by hand.

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

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