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Is there a special tool needed to take off the hub cap or is it just a regular one?

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Hi :

Mercury sables had a couple different styles of wheels/ wheel covers, so basically if you have an alloy wheel with a center cap, you can remove that with a wide bladed screw driver in the slot that is on the edge. Same goes if your car has a full wheel cover. You can either use the flat tip of your tire lug nut wrench, or a very large screwdriver to pry it off of the wheel

Posted on Nov 17, 2009

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    Paul Farr Apr 07, 2011

    My 1995 Merc has a special tool to remove the hubcap and there is no way you will get that hubcap off without ruining it. Only Ford can sell you that tool by vin number.

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Rear Suspension - Rear Wheel Bearing Fusion 2002.75 (06/2002-)

-Removal and Installation

Special Tool(s)

Installer, Differential Bearing
205-062

Installer, Input Shaft Seal
307-210 (17-041)


General Equipment
Soft faced hammerWooden block

Removal

CAUTION: The brake drum and hub assembly removal in this procedure is for installing a new wheel bearing, not for access to brake system components.

-All vehicles

Remove the dust cap.
Remove the wheel and tire.
For additional information, refer to: Wheel and Tire (204-04 Wheels and Tires, Removal and Installation).

-Vehicles with rear drum brakes
Release the parking brake.
Remove the brake drum and hub assembly.
Remove and discard the wheel hub retaining nut.


-Vehicles with rear disc brakes
Remove the brake disc.
For additional information, refer to in this section.

Remove the wheel hub.
Remove and discard the wheel hub retaining nut.


-All vehicles

Remove and discard the wheel speed sensor ring (brake disc shown).
Remove the circlip (brake disc shown).
Using the special tool, remove and discard the wheel bearing (brake disc shown).

-Installation

-All vehicles

CAUTION: Support the wheel hub assembly on the wheel mounting face and not on the wheel nut studs.

Using the special tool, install the new wheel bearing (brake disc shown).

Install the circlip (brake disc shown).

CAUTIONS:

Make sure the wheel speed sensor ring is not knocked, damaged and kept free from metal fragments.

Protect the face of the wheel speed sensor ring with a non-ferrous flat block to prevent damage.

Make sure the wheel hub or brake drum is adequately supported and do not allow it to rest on the wheel studs..

Make sure the wheel speed sensor ring is pressed on slowly and squarely until fully seated.

Do not exceed a maximum load of 10 kN.

Using the special tool, install a new wheel speed sensor ring (brake disc shown).

Vehicles with rear drum brakes

CAUTIONS:

Avoid impact on the wheel speed sensor ring.

Make sure the wheel speed sensor ring is clean.

Avoid any contact between the wheel speed sensor ring and a magnetic surface.

Rotate the wheel hub assembly 10 times counter-clockwise when tightening the wheel hub retaining nut to prevent damage to the wheel bearing.

NOTE: Install a new wheel hub retaining nut.

Install the brake drum and hub assembly.
Apply the parking brake.

-Vehicles with rear disc brakes


CAUTIONS:

Avoid impact on the wheel speed sensor ring.

Make sure the wheel speed sensor ring is clean.

Avoid any contact between the wheel speed sensor ring and a magnetic surface.

Rotate the wheel hub assembly 10 times counter-clockwise when tightening the wheel hub retaining nut to prevent damage to the wheel bearing.

NOTE: Install a new wheel hub retaining nut.

Install the wheel hub retaining nut.
Install the brake disc.
For additional information, refer to in this section.


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Install the wheel and tire.
For additional information, refer to: Wheel and Tire (204-04 Wheels and Tires, Removal and Installation).

NOTE: If the dust cap is damaged a new dust cap must be installed.

Using a soft faced hammer and a wooden block, install the dust cap.


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Removal & Installation To Remove:
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  1. Remove the front wheel.
  2. Remove the front axle hub nut.
  3. Disconnect the front stabilizer link from the strut.
  4. Disconnect the speed sensor (with ABS).
  5. Remove the front brake caliper and rotor.
  6. Disconnect the tie rod end.
  7. Remove mounting bolts and nut and separate the lower control arm from the ball joint.
  8. Using a plastic hammer separate the front axle shaft from the hub.
  9. Remove the 2 mounting bolts from the strut. Remove the knuckle and hub assembly.
  10. Remove the lower ball joint from the knuckle.
  11. Remove the axle hub snap ring from the knuckle. toy_car_cor-02-04wheelhub2.gif

  12. Remove the axle hub from the hub bearing using special tool 09520-00031 or equivalent hub puller.
  13. Remove the inner race from the axle hub using special tool 09950-40011 or equivalent puller.
  14. Remove the dust shield from the knuckle.
  15. Remove the axle hub bearing from the knuckle using special tool 09520-00031 or equivalent and a press.
To Install:
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  2. Install the dust shield on the knuckle with 3 mounting bolts.
    • Tighten 73 in-lb (90 Nm).
  3. Install the axle hub on the knuckle using special tool 09950-600010 or equivalent and a press.
  4. Install the axle hub snap ring.
  5. Install the lower ball joint on the knuckle.
    • Tighten the ball stud castle nut 76 ft-lb (103 Nm).
  6. Install a new cotter pin.
  7. Install the knuckle on the strut with the 2 nuts and bolts.
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  8. Lift the knuckle and hub assembly over the axle shaft and into the hub splines.
  9. Install the lower control arm on the lower ball joint.
  10. Connect the tie rod end to the knuckle.
  11. Connect the stabilizer link to the strut.
  12. Install the front rotor and brake caliper to the knuckle.
    • Tighten the 2 caliper bolts 79 ft-lb (107 Nm).
  13. Install the ABS sensor if equipped.
  14. Install the front axle hub lock nut.
    • Tighten 159 ft-lb (216 Nm) and stake the lock nut.
  15. Check the axle hub backlash and run-out.
  16. Install the front wheel.
  17. Check the front wheel alignment and adjust if necessary.
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so you must first remove the hub cap then the locking mechanism, then the bolt inside the hub ( a special tool is required plus there are a two well hidden c clips inside)

then the hub can be removed with the disk attached

flip over the assembly and support by the disk

with a piece of wood as a buffer and a good sized hammer press out the hub from the disc. (by taping sharply around the hub it will release from the disk)

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Once I got into it, it was to late to change my mind with out a tow truck.

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Removal & Installation
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  2. Remove and discard the retaining clip. Detach the ABS sensor.
  3. Remove and discard the O-ring seal.
  4. Remove the wheel hub and bearing retaining bolts.
  5. Remove the wheel hub and bearing.
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NOTE When removing the wheel hub from the wheel knuckle the bearing will be destroyed and the bearing inner ring will remain on the wheel hub.
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Fig. Using special tools, remove the wheel hub-X-Type
  1. Using special tools, remove the wheel hub.
  2. Using a suitable tool, remove the bearing inner ring.
  3. Using special tools, remove the wheel bearing.
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    Fig. Using a suitable tool, remove the bearing inner ring-X-Type

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    Fig. Using special tools, remove the wheel bearing-X-Type

To install:

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Fig. Insert special tool 204-312 in to 204-309-X-Type
  1. Insert special tool 204-312 in to 204-309.
  2. Support the wheel knuckle on special tools.
NOTE Make sure wheel bearing is correctly orientated with the colored side facing inboard.
  1. Align the bearing over special tool.
  2. Using special tools, press bearing into wheel knuckle.
  3. Change special tool 204-312 to 204-313.
  4. Align the bearing and wheel knuckle over special tool.
  5. Slide wheel hub over the guide and align to the bearing.
  6. Using special tools install the wheel hub.
  7. Install the wheel knuckle.

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    Fig. Using special tools, press bearing into wheel knuckle-X-Type

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    Fig. Change special tool 204-312 to 204-313-X-Type

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    Fig. Align the bearing and wheel knuckle over special tool-X-Type

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    Fig. Slide wheel hub over the guide and align to the bearing-X-Type
  1. Raise front of vehicle and support on stands.
  2. Remove appropriate road wheel.
  3. Using wire or string, secure brake caliper to road spring to take weight off brake hose.
  4. Raise vehicle sufficient to provide access for special tool 204-111.
  5. Install special tool 204-111 in road spring.
  6. Slacken tool adjuster to suit spring length.
  7. Install adaptor and thrust collar.
  8. Position stem of tool in center of spring passing dowel through slot in suspension turret.
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    Fig. Install special tool 204-111 in road spring-XJ Range and XK Range

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    Fig. Position stem of tool in center of spring passing dowel through slot in suspension turret-XJ Range and XK Range

NOTE When turning tool adjuster, ensure that tool stem does not rotate and disturb position of dowel in suspension turret.
  1. Engage dowel of special tool 204-111 in suspension turret and rotate to position across slot.
  2. Lower vehicle onto stands.
  3. Rotate tool adjuster to tension spring.
  4. Remove wheel speed sensor securing screw and withdraw sensor from vertical link.
  5. Remove nut securing tie rod outer ball joint to steering arm.
  6. Release ball joint from vertical link.
  7. Install special tool 211-098 on tie rod outer ball joint.
  8. Tighten tool bolt to release taper pin from vertical link.
  9. Remove special tool from ball joint and position tie rod for access.
  10. Remove nut securing upper control arm ball joint to vertical link.

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    Fig. Install special tool 211-098 on tie rod outer ball joint-XJ Range and XK Range

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NOTE: After the wheel bearings have been removed or replaced or the front axle has been reassembled be sure to adjust wheel bearing preload. Refer to the Adjustment service procedure below. On the 1989–92 240SX there is just one wheel bearing, pressed into the hub and no adjusting cap. Refer to the exploded views of the Front Axle Hub Assembly. Review the complete service procedure.
  1. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  2. Remove the front wheels and the brake caliper assemblies. NOTE: Brake hoses do not need to be disconnected from the brake caliper assemblies. Make sure the brake hoses are secure and do not let caliper assemblies hang unsupported from the vehicle.
  3. Work off center hub cap by using thin tool. If necessary tap around it with a soft hammer while removing.
  4. Pry off cotter pin and take out adjusting cap and wheel bearing lock nut.
  5. Remove wheel hub with disc brake rotor from spindle with bearings installed. Remove the outer bearing from the hub.
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  11. Install the wheel hub with disc brake rotor to the spindle.
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the center cap is your hub. It can be removed by a special tool (don't know tool number) but its a hub removal tool. Or you can use a brass punch and 5lb sledge and knock it loose that way. Another suggesion is to by a pully

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