Question about 2001 Ford Taurus
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the vehicle on a solid, level surface and set the parking brake.Loosen the front wheel lug nuts and the drive axle nut, but do not remove. Safety Tip: Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or closed toe shoes.
2 Using a floor jack, raise the front of the vehicle. Tip: Using an aftermarket floor jack, instead of the original equipment (OE) jack, can make the job easier and safer. Verify the condition of the floor jack before use.
3 Support the vehicle with jack stands on both sides for safety before starting any work. Do not rely on the jack to hold the vehicle up while working. Tip: Try to find a flat, level, and strong surface to put the jack stands. 4 Grab the wheel and tire assembly at the twelve o'clock and six o'clock positions.Shake the wheel assembly to check for looseness. 5 Remove the front wheel lug nuts. Remove the wheel and tire assembly from the hub. 6 Remove the brake caliper, the caliper mounting bracket, and the brake rotor. 7 Remove the drive axle nut. 8 Remove the ABS wheel speed sensor from the hub. 9 Remove the outer tie rod ball joint nut and separate the tie rod from the steering knuckle. 10 Remove the lower ball joint nut and separate the steering knuckle form the lower control arm. 11 Remove the drive axle from the hub and support it out of the way. 12 Gain access to the back side of the hub assembly. 13 Unbolt the wheel hub assembly from the steering knuckle. Remove the hub assembly. 14 Install the new wheel hub assembly in the steering knuckle. Apply thread lock and torque the mounting bolts 61-78 ft. lbs. 15 Re-install the drive axle and brake assembly. 16 Reconnect the steering knuckle to the lower control arm and outer tie rod. 17 Re-install the wheel and lower the vehicle to the ground. Torque the lug nuts to 80 ft. lbs. in a star pattern. Torque the axle nut to 170-202 ft. lbs.
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3. Remove retaining ring. If the bearing inner race remains on wheel hub, grind a section of inner race until approximately 0.020 in (0.5 mm) remains. Remove race with a chisel.
4. Remove wheel bearing with suitable tool.
• Do not remove dust cover unless necessary. • Do not reuse dust cover if removed. 5. Mark relative positions of dust cover and knuckle for proper reassembly. 6. Remove dust cover with a chisel.
• Do not remove wheel hub bolt unless necessary. • Do not reuse wheel hub bolt if removed. 7. Remove wheel hub bolt with a press.
Assembly 1. Press in new wheel studs. Front wheel hub press in either bolt turning or loosening by the torque of 108.5 lb•ft (147 N•m, 15 kg•m) shall not be premissible.
2. Mark new dust cover to match the removed dust cover. 3. Align mark on new dust cover with knuckle. 4. Install new dust cover with suitable tool.
5. Install new wheel bearing with suitable tool. 6. Install front wheel hub assembly with suitable tool.
• Use a new oil seal, and apply grease to seal. • Install oil seal so that it is flush with knuckle. 7. Install new oil seal with SST(0K993 331 016).
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