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How can i fix what i suspect to be wheel hub on my front wheel car it is a 2001 ford focus 1.8 diesel unmodified. WHEEL IS HOPPING UNDER ACCELERATION AND WHEN GOING OVER HUMPS IN THE ROAD

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  • silver top May 11, 2010

    if you suspect wheel hub bearing ? you would experience a humming from wheel and speed/ sound would increase on acceleration ? however from symptoms you have described re hopping on deceleration over bumps?? may i suggest this may be you have a cracked/broken coil spring on either top or bottom of spring this is common with focus you will have to check with wheel off to enable to check the top coils as they are not visible enclosed by the surrounding of inner wing where strut is secured hope this helps ?

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    this is NOT a hub problem, the hub contains the wheel bearing, u need to seek professional advice here, u are lost.



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Sounds like the shocker is gone if the wheel is hopping,replace both,as a matched pair.

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The rear bearing is a complete unit held on by a single centre nut. Remove the hub, press out the old bearing, refit the new one. This is a safety critical item and require trained knowledge and workshop tools. A new nut is required for restaking when correctly torqued up.
Go online to images for Ford Focus wheel bearing to get an idea of whats involved.

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On most of the newer cars with struts on the front you would jack the car up at that corner and secure with a jackstand, remove tire and wheel,remove the brake caliper and brake rotor, now you can see the hub that holds the wheel bearings. The hub assembly has a large nut securing it onto the spindle and will require an air impact wrench to remove, once this is done the hub and bearings most likely be a non serviceable unit so a new hub assembly will have to be purchased from Ford parts, it may be available aftermarket and have a lower price. Good luck and remember safety and always use jack stands.

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2000 Ford Focus Drum Removal ProcedureIf removing the drum to service the rear brakes: (note, do not remove hub retaining nut for this procedure)
1. Raise and support vehicle
2. Release the parking brake
3. Remove wheel and tire
4. Disconnect wheel speed sensor wiring harness from wheel knuckle and floor panel.
5. Remove 4 wheel spindle attaching bolts, then the wheel hub and drum assembly from vehicle.
6. Reverse procedure to install noting the following:
a. Torque wheel spindle retaining nut to 49 ft. lbs.
b. Torque wheel/tire assembly to 94 ft. lbs.
2000 Ford Focus Drum Replacement ProcedureIf replacing the drum and wheel bearing assembly:
1. Raise and support vehicle
2. Release the parking brake
3. Remove wheel and tire
4. Remove center dust cap.
5. Remove hub retaining nut.
6. Remove drum and hub assembly. Ensure wheel speed sensor ring is not damaged when removing drum/hub (if equipped).
7. Reverse procedure to install noting the following:
a. Inspect and clean wheel speed sensor ring if equipped.
b. When tightening hub retaining nut, rotate the hub assembly in counterclockwise direction.
c. Torque hub retaining nut to 173 ft. lbs.
d. Torque wheel/tire assembly to 94 ft. lbs.
e. Adjust parking brakes as necessary.

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I have Car on jack stands, no wheels, and i shift into first gear, while car is running, Wheel hubs **** and continue to **** while slowly rotating even under acceleration. However when i turn the...

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