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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
you must remove brakes, then remove axle nut, then remove upper control arm and finally tie rod stabilizer, remove axle from car then bearing can be accessed. this is a difficult job that requires special tools so be careful
Posted on Aug 15, 2009
First jack rear end up and block it..Remove the rear tires,Take off caliper and caliper bracket..Next remove the rotor,Then there will be a big nut in the center that the axle is bolted to.Remove that nut..Then make sure thees no wires for abs or any other kind of wires connected to the bearing.Next you should see 3 bolts holding the bearing in maybe 4 they changed them so many times..After removing the bolts you'll probably need a hammer and a chisel or air chisel to get the bearing out..Be careful when doing this to not damage the holder thats holding the bearing it.Go all the way around it with the chisel working all corners to removing the bearing..By now you should have progress on getting it out.Repeat process to installing the new one..Just be very carefull in not ruining the new one and there is a torque spec on the center nut that holds the axle and tightens the bearings preload.Call your local parts store for torque spec on rear axle nut.If you don't get the right amount off torque will result in early failure.Not to tight and not to loose.It not that major and it may seem but will save you money in the end..So dont forget to get the torque specs.Good luck and happy I could help..
Posted on Mar 30, 2009
SOURCE: rear wheel bearing
SECTION 205-02B: Rear Drive Axle/Differential — Ford 8.8-Inch Ring Gear
2003 Mustang Workshop Manual
Remove the U-washer (4N237).
Carefully remove the rear brake anti-lock sensor. For additional information, refer to Section 206-09A .
Remove the axle shaft.
Rear Wheel Bearing and Axle Shaft Oil Seal Removal
Using the special tools, remove the rear wheel bearing and wheel bearing oil seal.
Install the two axle shafts.
Install the U-washer.
Install the differential pinion shaft.
Posted on Apr 10, 2009
1. Raise and support the vehicle
2. Remove the desired wheel
3. Loosen/remove the two caliper retaining bolts.
4. Remove the caliper from the wheel
5. Using a C-clamp, depress the caliper piston until it's completely recessed.
6. Remove the old brake pads
7. Install the new brake bads on the caliper
8. Reinstall caliper on the disc
9. Reinstall/tighten the calpier bolts
10. Put the wheel back on
11. Lower the vehicle.
*** When you are getting set let the car roll a few revolutions of the wheel to keep the pads off the disc. It will make it easier to get the caliper off.
Posted on Nov 05, 2009
Well first I suggest that you get a piece of paper an pencil. Draw on the paper the exact position of all your pulley's and then in a different color draw the belt while its on the pulleys mapping out the exact route around each one. Believe me, if you don't and you also don't have the service manual, you will be at it for a while unless you have a very good memory. after that, find the tensioner pully. there should be a 1/2 inch drive opening on the tensioner where you can put a wratchet or a breaker bar. Use a little muscle to move the tensioner away from the belt and when there is enough slack remove the belt with your other hand. Some tensioners have a nut you can tighten to keep it in the "no tension on belt" position. Installation is reverse of removal. I hope this helps. merry christmas
Posted on Dec 18, 2009
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