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Front wheel bearing repair - 1999 Ford Taurus

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    ZappaNut Jul 15, 2010

    hondaboy018 , I will need to know what year , make and model car you are requesting info. on please.

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There's no repair to the hub bearing assembly, seal unit, to replace first remove axle nut ( 32 or 36 mm) might need some one to step on brake while removing nut, so it done turn on you, remove front brake caliper and caliper bracket, then remove brake rotor, on back side of hub bearing there three bolt's, remove, hub bearing should slide out, some time with a little help from a hammer, install new hub bearing.

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OK , the Hondaboy is what threw me there... on a 1999 Taurus you remove the wheel , the lower control arm (lower ball joint) and the nut on the CV axle.
pull the bottom of the hub assembly toward you to release the CV axle from the hub... you may need to use a bit of force , so have a pry bar handy.. just be careful not to tear the rubber boot on the CV joint....

Remove the bearing retainer ring on the back side of the knuckle and slip the old bearing out...
*** if your car has ABS note the position of the wires and plug on the bearing , so you replace them in the same position... or you may damage the new bearing by alowing the wires to rub****

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