Question about 2003 Ford E150
The dust shields/guards on my front wheels are totally rusted away. Can you get replacements for these? If so, where?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: replace front wheel bearings
The bearings in your car are pressed into a hub. If the part is available as an assembly, it can be replaced that way. Generally on a front drive car:
Remove wheels and brake calipers
If it is pressed in: remove the rotors, disconnect the drive shafts and remove the steering knuckle. Then the old bearing is pressed out and the new one pressed in with a machine shop press. If the bearing is part of the hub, that will be unbolted and the new one swapped.
On a scale of 1-10 difficulty, Id rate it a strong 7
Posted on Jun 20, 2008
SOURCE: Replacing front wheel bearing
The brake rotor needs to be removed, drive shaft nut in center of hub then 3 bolts hold the hub assembly to spindle from back side. if it has abs unplug it then some work will need to be done with a hammer and chisel to work the bearing out of spindle and axle shaft from bearing
Posted on Oct 16, 2008
SOURCE: front wheel noise whilst driving
Yes it sounds like a wheel bearing.I would jack the suspected wheel off the ground and then grab it from the top and bottom and then try to move it with a push and pull movement.If the wheel moves that is most likely the bad one.I would also try the other wheel just to be sure.The bearing isn't to bad a price but the bearing needs to be pressed in and out to be replaced.
Posted on Mar 29, 2009
Diagnosing the bearings can be tricky depending on severity of wear. Typically - drone noise at highway speeds, squeeling, clicking or grinding noises at low speeds that reduce during braking, or pull off the wheel and brake assembly and check the bearing for slack or smoothness of rotation by hand. While doing this, check the brake assembly thoroughly - generally a more likely culprit of wheel noise.
Wheel bearing replacement is not for the novice backyard mech. - you will need pullers, press, etc. If you can get a rebuilt assembly - much easier.
Posted on May 08, 2009
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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION See Figures 2 through 11
Fig. Fig. 2: Compress the belt tensioner and disengage the serpentine belt, then remove it from the top of the engine compartment
Fig. Fig. 3: After removing the front wheel, remove the inner fender splash shield
Fig. Fig. 4: View of the alternator location with the inner fender splash shield removed
Fig. Fig. 5: Loosen the alternator dust shield retaining fastener (1), being careful not to damage the dust boot over the positive battery terminal (2)
Fig. Fig. 6: Remove the alternator dust shield from beneath the vehicle
Fig. Fig. 7: Disengage the alternator field wire connector
Fig. Fig. 8: Keep the alternator output stud from rotating by holding it secure with a wrench
Fig. Fig. 9: If it is more accessible, remove the upper alternator attaching bolt from the top of the engine compartment
Fig. Fig. 10: Remove the lower alternator attaching bolt from beneath the vehicle
Fig. Fig. 11: Remove the alternator through the wheel well opening
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