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If the shaft is stuck in the hub, put the nut back on the shaft and screw it down even with the end of the shaft. Hit it with a rubber mallet to break it loose.

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How do I replace a CV joint boot on the drivers side front on my 1991 Chevy cavalier rs? Front wheel drive 4 cylinder?


There are thee ways to do this. The first, easiest, but least reliable way is to use split boot repair kit. This allows you to cut the old boot off, clean the joint as best you can, install new grease, and bolt the split boot into place and clamp it. These boots have a higher-than-average failure rate however. The next ways require jacking up the drivers side of the car, remove the wheel, caliper, and rotor. Then remove the hub nut that secures the half-shaft to the wheel bearing. Using a crowbar or other suitable tool, you must pry the inner CV joint out of the transaxle and maneuver the half-shaft out of the vehicle. You must take care not to separate the inner CV joint as it is easily damaged if overextended. You may have to separate the lower ball joint from the lower control arm to remove this shaft as it is the shorter of the two and has less space to work for removal. Once you have the half-shaft out, there are two options - repair or replace. Repair requires removal of the joint from the half-shaft assembly, and it can be difficult for someone with no experience. The easier option is to replace the entire half-shaft with a re-manufactured one. The cost is not much more than that for the repair parts, plus you don't have to worry about dirt, grit and debris in the joint damaging it since it is already fully sealed. Replacement is the reverse of removal. You simply insert the shaft thru the wheel bearing opening and into the transaxle. You must "pop" the inner joint into place to latch it, otherwise it will cause damage by leaking and binding. You will feel it lock in when you do it. The last thing that is critical is that the hub nut has a specific torque requirement. Too much or too little torque will cause the wheel bearing to fail very quickly. So use a reliable torque wrench set at the correct setting. There is no "feel" for the correct tightness on this nut.

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Mazda 323/Protege front wheel bearing


The moment you can hear a loud noise coming from front wheels while driving straight that means that your wheel bearings are ready for replacement. In a Mazda 323 BJ (1999-2004) it usually comes every 150-200 thousand kilometers (95-120k miles). To replace the bearing (do two of them in one go even if only one can be heard) you need to do as follows:
Loosen the nut on the half shaft, jack up the car, remove the wheel, dismantle brake caliper and brake disc, remove all ball joints attached to the hub, detach the shock absorber from the hub (no need of removing it completely), once you have the hub basically hanging on the half shaft, untie the nut and pull the hub out of the shaft so you can hold it in your hands. You will need to go to a garage with a 12ton (minimum) press, no point of trying to hammer the bearing out as you may damage the hub and your whole work will be for nothing. Get the old bearing pressed out and the new one pressed in.The Mazda part numbers for the front bearing kit are: B455-33-047A(B,D),GJ21-33-042B,G304-33-065,B21M-33-048.
After getting the bearing fitted into the hub, all we need is to reverse the whole process, put the shaft into the hub, attached the hub to the shock absorber (makes it easier to attach the rest), put the nut and tight it just as much to feel there is nearly no movement (do not overtight it as this might damage the bearing), attach all ball joints back to the hub. Make sure all nuts are tight, use a
tension wrench when needed, put the brake disc back on the hub, install the brake caliper, once you have all them on and tight put on the wheel, then get someone to press the brake while you tight the shaft nut with the tension wrench, check the wheel for play or hard movement. Lower the car down and take a slow drive around (do not accelerate sharply or brake rapidly, just a gentle drive around. Normally a wheel bearing should be in correct position and use after about 200km (120 miles) distance. After that check if it is not overheating (too tight) or there is a play (too loose). Tight or untight if necessary, recheck after same 200km (120 miles).

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How do iI remove the front wheel bearing?


The front wheel bearings on your Dodge Dakota allow the wheels to spin freely on the axle spindle. These sealed bearings may cause noise once they wear out, develop a pit on the races, bends and other damage that interfere with wheel performance. However, the front bearings form a single assembly with the wheel hubs and they should be replaced as a single unit. Fortunately, installing a new assembly is not a difficult process.

  1. Removing the Hub/Bearing Assembly
    • Before raising the front wheel(s), loosen the half shaft nut using an axle nut socket. Then remove the wheel/tire assembly and the half shaft nut. If your particular Dakota model comes equipped with an Anti-lock Bake System (ABS) sensor, remove the sensor form its bracket and move it aside.

      Now you are ready to remove the brake caliper and rotor. Make sure to secure the caliper to the coil spring using a piece of heavy wire. Do not let it hanging by the brake line to avoid damage to the brake hose attached to the caliper. With the caliper and rotor out of the way, you have access to the hub/bearing assembly mounting bolts.

      On some models, you can only access the hub/bearing mounting bolts through the holes in front of the hub/bearing assembly. Rotate the assembly by hand as you loosen and remove the mounting bolts. Once you remove the bolts, you can detach the hub/bearing from the steering knuckle and halfshaft. If the bearing assembly seems stuck to the halfshaft, use a 3 jaw gear puller to remove it.


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1998 ford explorer 2 wheel drive rear wheel bearing replacement


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conventional axle or limited slip? Get axle code off door sticker.

SECTION 205-02: Rear Drive Axle/Differential - Ford 8.8-Inch Ring Gear 1998 Explorer/Mountaineer Workshop Manual
IN-VEHICLE REPAIR Rear Wheel Bearing and Axle Shaft Oil Seal -4.0L SOHC and 4.0L EI, Conventional
Special Tool(s) swn~us~en~file=st1514a.gif~gen~ref.gif Axle Seal Replacer
T83T-1175-A swn~us~en~file=st1283a.gif~gen~ref.gif Axle Wheel Bearing Puller
T83T-1225-A swn~us~en~file=st1322a.gif~gen~ref.gif Axle Wheel Bearing Replacer
T83T-1225-B swn~us~en~file=st1326a.gif~gen~ref.gif Driver Handle
T80T-4000-W swn~us~en~file=st1185a.gif~gen~ref.gif Impact Slide Hammer
T50T-100-A
Removal
  1. Remove the axle shaft; refer to Axle Shaft in this section.
Axle Shaft Removal
  1. swn~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Do not use heat to loosen a seized lug nut. Heat can damage the wheel (1007) and the rear wheel bearings (1225).
    Loosen the lug nuts (1012).
    1. Remove the center cap.
    1. With the weight of the vehicle on the wheels, loosen the lug nuts.
  1. Raise and support the vehicle.
  1. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
    1. Remove the lug nuts.
    1. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
  1. Remove the axle housing cover (4033).
    1. Loosen the axle housing cover bolts (4346) and drain the rear axle (4001).
    1. Remove the axle housing cover bolts.
    1. Remove the axle housing cover.
  1. Remove the rear disc brake rotors (2C026); refer to Section 206-04 .
  1. swn~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Once the differential pinion shaft (4211) has been removed, turning the differential case (4204) or an axle shaft (4234) will cause the differential pinion gears (4215) to fall out of the assembly. This could result in chipped or damaged components.
    Remove the differential pinion shaft.
    1. Remove the differential pinion shaft lock bolt.
    1. Remove the differential pinion shaft.
  1. swn~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Do not damage the rubber O-rings in the U-washer grooves.
    Remove the U-washers (4N237).
    1. Push the axle shafts inboard.
    1. Remove the U-washers.
  1. Reinstall the differential pinion shaft.
    1. Install the differential pinion shaft.
    1. Install the differential pinion shaft lock bolt finger-tight.
  1. swn~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Do not damage the inner wheel bearing oil seal (1177).
    Remove the two axle shafts.
Installation
  1. Lubricate the lip of the inner wheel bearing oil seal.
    • Use Premium Long-Life Grease XG-1-C or equivalent meeting Ford specification ESA-M1C75-B.
  1. swn~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Once the differential pinion shaft has been removed, turning the differential case or an axle shaft will cause the differential pinion gears to fall out of the assembly. This could result in chipped or damaged components.
    Remove the differential pinion shaft.
    1. Remove the differential pinion shaft lock bolt.
    1. Remove the differential pinion shaft.
  1. swn~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Do not damage the inner wheel bearing oil seal.
    Install the two axle shafts.
  1. swn~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Do not damage the rubber O-rings in the U-washer grooves.
    Install the U-washers.
    1. Position the two U-washers on the button end of the axle shafts.
    1. Pull the axle shafts outward.
  1. Install the differential pinion shaft.
    1. Align the hole in the differential pinion shaft with the differential pinion shaft lock bolt hole.
    1. Install the differential pinion shaft lock bolt.
  1. Install the rear disc brake rotors; refer to Section 206-04 .
  1. Install the axle housing cover and fill the rear axle housing (4010) with 2.4 liters (5.5 pints) of specified lubricant; refer to Axle Housing Cover in this section.
  1. swn~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif WARNING: Always remove any corrosion, dirt or foreign material that may be present on the mounting surfaces of the wheel or the surface of the wheel hub or rear disc brake rotor that contacts the wheel. Installing wheels without proper metal-to-metal contact at the wheel mounting surfaces can cause the lug nut to loosen and the wheel to come off while the vehicle is in motion, causing loss of control.
    Clean the wheel hub and mounting surfaces.
  1. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
    1. Position the tire and wheel assembly.
    1. Install the lug nuts and lower the vehicle.
    1. Tighten the lug nuts.
    1. Install the center cap.


  1. swn~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Never remove the axle shaft oil seal by itself. Always remove the rear wheel bearing and the axle shaft oil seal at the same time.
    NOTE: If the axle shaft oil seal is leaking, the axle housing vent may be plugged with debris.
    Use Impact Slide Hammer and Axle Wheel Bearing Puller to remove the rear wheel bearing and the axle shaft oil seal.
Installation
  1. Lubricate the new rear wheel bearing.
    1. Use Thermally Stable Rear Axle Lubricant XY-80W90-QL or equivalent meeting Ford specification WSP-M2C197-A.
  1. Use Axle Wheel Bearing Replacer with Driver Handle to install the rear wheel bearing.
  1. Lubricate the lip of the new axle shaft oil seal.
    • Use Premium Long-Life Grease XG-1-C or equivalent meeting Ford specification ESA-M1C75-B.
  1. Use Axle Seal Replacer with Driver Handle to install the axle shaft oil seal.
  1. Install the axle shaft; refer to Axle Shaft in this section.

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Changing wheel bearing 1992 dodge caravan


WHAT WHEEL BEARING BEING REPLACED.REAR AXLE BEARING. FRONT BEARING RWD OR AWD WITH HALF SHAFT HUB BEARING.REASON I ASKED YOU BECAUSE ALL THREE HAS DIFFERENT PROCEDURE FOR REMOVING WHEEL BEARING.

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How do you change a wheel seal on a mercury mountaneer 1998 rear end


Axle Vent
NOTE: If the vent cannot be cleared, it must be installed new.
A plugged vent will cause excessive seal lip wear due to internal pressure buildup. If a leak occurs, check the vent. Make sure the vent hose is not kinked. Remove the hose from the vent nipple and clear the hose of any foreign material. While the hose is removed, pass a length of mechanics wire or a small diameter Allen wrench in and out of the vent to clean it. Connect the hose when done. The vent is located on the drivers side top of axle housing.
If you plan on doing most repairs yourself I would suggest buying a Haynes or Chilton manual for your particular vehicle. Or there are some data disks on e.bay($12-$15) For a cost of under $25, you can almost do any repair yourself with these manuals.Also there are online manuals like the site called ALLDATA where guides can be viewed for a fee. All these solutions will save you time and money, and give peace of mind over correct repairs. I can post you some procedures here also.
  1. CAUTION: Do not use heat to loosen a seized lug nut. Heat can damage the wheel (1007) and the rear wheel bearings (1225).
  2. Loosen the lug nuts (1012).
  3. Remove the center cap.
  4. With the weight of the vehicle on the wheels, loosen the lug nuts Raise and support the vehicle. .Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
  5. Remove the lug nuts.
  6. Remove the wheel and tire assembly. Remove the axle housing cover (4033).
    1. Loosen the axle housing cover bolts (4346) and drain the rear axle (4001).
    1. Remove the axle housing cover bolts.
    1. Remove the axle housing cover.
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7.Remove the rear disc brake rotors You will have to remove the brake caliper to get rotor off.
8. CAUTION: Once the differential pinion shaft (4211) has been removed, turning the differential case (4204) or an axle shaft (4234) will cause the differential pinion gears (4215) to fall out of the assembly. This could result in chipped or damaged components.
9.
1.Remove the differential pinion shaft lock bolt. 2.Remove the differential pinion shaft. 4fd1df0.gif 10.CAUTION: Do not damage the rubber O-rings in the U-washer grooves. Remove the U-washers (4N237).
  1. Push the axle shafts inboard.
  2. Remove the U-washers.
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    11.Reinstall the differential pinion shaft.
    1. Install the differential pinion shaft.
    1. Install the differential pinion shaft lock bolt finger-tight.
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      12.CAUTION: Do not damage the inner wheel bearing oil seal (1177). Remove the two axle shafts. 1848771.gif
CAUTION: Never remove the axle shaft oil seal by itself. Always remove the rear wheel bearing and the axle shaft oil seal at the same time. NOTE: If the axle shaft oil seal is leaking, the axle housing vent may be plugged with debris. Use Impact Slide Hammer and Axle Wheel Bearing Puller to remove the rear wheel bearing and the axle shaft oil seal.

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Installation
Lubricate the lip of the inner wheel bearing oil seal.
Use Premium Long-Life Grease XG-1-C or equivalent meeting Ford specification ESA-M1C75-B.
  1. CAUTION: Once the differential pinion shaft has been removed, turning the differential case or an axle shaft will cause the differential pinion gears to fall out of the assembly. This could result in chipped or damaged components.
  2. Remove the differential pinion shaft.
  3. Remove the differential pinion shaft lock bolt.
  4. Remove the differential pinion shaft.
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    CAUTION: Do not damage the inner wheel bearing oil seal. Install the two axle shafts. CAUTION: Do not damage the rubber O-rings in the U-washer grooves. Install the U-washers.
    1. Position the two U-washers on the button end of the axle shafts.
    1. Pull the axle shafts outward.
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      Install the differential pinion shaft.
      1. Align the hole in the differential pinion shaft with the differential pinion shaft lock bolt hole.
      1. Install the differential pinion shaft lock bolt.
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                                                            Install the rear disc brake rotors; Install the axle housing cover and fill the rear axle housing (4010) with 2.4 liters (5.5 pints) of specified lubricant
                                                            WARNING: Always remove any corrosion, dirt or foreign material that may be present on the mounting surfaces of the wheel or the surface of the wheel hub or rear disc brake rotor that contacts the wheel. Installing wheels without proper metal-to-metal contact at the wheel mounting surfaces can cause the lug nut to loosen and the wheel to come off while the vehicle is in motion, causing loss of control. Clean the wheel hub and mounting surfaces. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
                                                            Position the tire and wheel assembly. Install the lug nuts and lower the vehicle. Tighten the lug nuts. Install the center cap. 6a78fd6.gif WHEW Hope this can help you

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                                                            How do you remove right rear axle on a 2004 ford crown vic to replace seal on wheel?


                                                            Section 05-02A: Axle, Integral Carrier — 8.8-Inch Ring Gear 1994 Town Car, Crown Victoria/Grand Marquis. Workshop Manual REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Axle Shaft NOTE: Whenever replacing the rear axle lubricant, use Rear Axle Lubricant XY-90-QL (ESP-M2C154-A) or equivalent.
                                                            Removal
                                                            sra~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: The rear brake anti-lock sensor must be removed before the axle shafts are removed. The rear brake anti-lock sensor is bolted on the rear disc brake caliper anchor plate.
                                                            1. Raise vehicle to desired working height. Refer to Section 00-02 . Remove rear wheel (1007) and tire assembly. Remove rear disc brake calipers (2552) and rear disc brake rotors (2C026) .




                                                            1. Clean all dirt from area of axle housing cover with a wire brush and/or cloth.
                                                            1. Drain rear axle lubricant by removing the axle housing cover .
                                                            1. Remove differential pinion shaft lock pin and differential pinion shaft .


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                                                            1. Push flanged end of the axle shafts toward the center of the vehicle and remove the rear axle shaft retaining u-washer from the button end of the axle shaft .



                                                            1. Remove axle shaft from the rear axle housing , being careful not to damage the inner wheel bearing oil seal (1177) and rear brake anti-lock sensor ring.
                                                            Installation
                                                            NOTE: Check for presence of rear axle shaft o-ring (4A332) on the spline end of the shaft and install if not present.
                                                            sra~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Care must be taken not to let axle shaft splines damage oil seal or bearing assembly.
                                                            1. Carefully slide axle shaft into rear axle housing without damaging rear wheel bearing (1225) or rear brake anti-lock sensor indicator (2C189) . Start splines into side gear and push firmly until the button end of axle shaft can be seen in the differential case .
                                                            1. Install the rear axle shaft retaining u-washer on the button end of the axle shaft splines, then pull the shaft outboard until the shaft splines engage and the rear axle shaft retaining u-washer seats in the counterbore of the differential side gear .
                                                            1. Position the differential pinion shaft through the differential case and differential pinion gears , aligning the hole in the differential pinion shaft with the lock bolt hole. Apply Rear Axle Lubricant to differential pinion shaft lock pin . Install differential pinion shaft lock pin and tighten to 20-41 Nm (15-30 lb-ft). sra~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Differential pinion shaft lock pin must be tightened to specification using Stud and Bearing Mount E0AZ-19554-BA (WSK-M2G349-A1) or equivalent.




                                                              NOTE: Axle housing cover must be installed within 15 minutes of application of the silicone rubber or new silicone rubber must be applied.
                                                              sra~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Make sure machined surfaces on both axle housing cover and rear axle housing are clean before installing the new silicone sealant. Inside of axle must be covered when cleaning the machined surface to prevent axle contamination. Tighten the cover bolts in a crosswise pattern to ensure uniform draw on axle housing cover .
                                                            1. Apply Silicone Rubber D6AZ-19562-AA or BA (ESB-M4G92-A or ESE-M4G195-A) or equivalent. Install axle housing cover and tighten retaining bolts to 28-38 Nm (38-52 lb-ft).



                                                            1. Add Motorcraft Rear Axle Lubricant XY-90-QL or KL (ESP-M2C154-A) or equivalent until it is 6-14mm (1/4-9/16 inch) below bottom of fill hole. Add 118.3 mL (4 oz) of Ford Additive Friction Modifier C8AZ-19B546-A (EST-M2C118-A) or equivalent to Traction-Lok axles. Install fill plug and tighten to 20-41 Nm (15-30 lb-ft).
                                                            1. Install rear brake anti-lock sensor indicator . Tighten retaining bolt to 4.5-6.8 Nm (40-60 lb-in).
                                                            1. Install rear disc brake caliper and rear disc brake rotor .
                                                            1. Install wheels and tires.
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                                                            1. Insert Rear Bearing Remover T85L-1225-AH in bore and position it behind bearing so tangs on tool engage bearing outer race. Remove rear wheel bearing and inner wheel bearing oil seal as a unit, using Impact Slide Hammer T50T-100-A.

                                                              Rear Disc Brake Caliper Anchor Plate




                                                            1. Lubricate the rear wheel bearing with Rear Axle Lubricant.



                                                            1. Install rear wheel bearing into the housing bore using Axle Tube Bearing Replacer T78P-1225-A.



                                                              sra~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Installation of rear wheel bearing or inner wheel bearing oil seal assembly without proper tool may result in an early bearing or seal failure. If inner wheel bearing oil seal becomes cocked in bore during installation, remove it and install a new one.
                                                            1. Install the inner wheel bearing oil seal using Axle Tube Seal Replacer T78P-1177-A. Use Premium Long-Life Grease XG-1-C or K (ESA-M1C75-B) or equivalent between the lips of the inner wheel bearing oil seal .



                                                            1. Install axle shafts as outlined.

                                                            May 13, 2009 | 2004 Ford Crown Victoria

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                                                            Rear wheel bearing


                                                            SECTION 205-02B: Rear Drive Axle/Differential — Ford 8.8-Inch Ring Gear 2003 Mustang Workshop Manual IN-VEHICLE REPAIR Axle Shaft Removal
                                                            1. Raise and support the vehicle. For additional information, refer to Section 100-02 .
                                                            1. Remove the wheel and tire assembly. For additional information, refer to Section 204-04 .
                                                            1. Remove the rear brake disc (2C026). For additional information, refer to Section 206-04 .
                                                            1. Remove the differential housing cover (4033) and drain the lubricant. For additional information, refer to Differential Housing Cover in this section.
                                                            1. Remove the differential pinion shaft (4211).
                                                              1. Remove the differential pinion shaft lock bolt (4241).
                                                              1. Remove the differential pinion shaft.
                                                            1. s3b~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Do not damage the rubber O-ring in the axle shaft groove.
                                                              Remove the U-washer (4N237).
                                                              1. Push the axle shafts (4234) inboard.
                                                              1. Remove the U-washer.
                                                            1. s3b~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Damage to the rear brake anti-lock sensor (2C190) may occur if it is not removed before the axle shaft.
                                                              Carefully remove the rear brake anti-lock sensor. For additional information, refer to Section 206-09A .
                                                            1. s3b~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Do not damage the wheel bearing oil seal.
                                                              Remove the axle shaft.
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                                                            Rear Wheel Bearing and Axle Shaft Oil Seal Removal
                                                            1. Remove the axle shaft (4234). For additional information, refer to Axle Shaft in this section.
                                                            1. NOTE: If the wheel bearing oil seal is leaking, the axle housing vent may be plugged.
                                                              Using the special tools, remove the rear wheel bearing and wheel bearing oil seal.
                                                            Installation
                                                            1. Lubricate the new rear wheel bearing with the specified lubricant.
                                                            1. Using the special tools, install the new rear wheel bearing.
                                                            1. Lubricate the lip of the new wheel bearing oil seal.
                                                              • Use Premium Long-Life Grease XG-1-C or equivalent meeting Ford specification ESA-M1C75-B.
                                                            1. Using the special tools, install the new wheel bearing oil seal.
                                                            1. Install the axle shaft. For additional information, refer to Axle Shaft in this section.

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                                                            Installation
                                                            1. Lubricate the lip of the wheel bearing oil seal
                                                              • Use Premium Long-Life Grease XG-1-C or equivalent meeting Ford specification ESA-M1C75-B.
                                                            1. s3b~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Do not damage the wheel bearing oil seal.
                                                              Install the two axle shafts.
                                                            1. s3b~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: Do not damage the rubber O-ring in the axle shaft groove.
                                                              Install the U-washer.
                                                              1. Position the two U-washers on the button end of the axle shaft.
                                                              1. Pull the axle shaft outward.
                                                            1. NOTE: If a new pinion shaft lock bolt is unavailable, coat the threads with Threadlock and Sealer EOAZ-19554-AA or equivalent meeting Ford specification WSK-M2G351-A5 prior to installation.
                                                              Install the differential pinion shaft.
                                                              1. Align the hole in the differential pinion shaft with the case lock bolt hole.
                                                              1. Install a new differential pinion shaft lock bolt.
                                                            1. Install the differential housing cover and fill the rear axle with the specified lubrication. For additional information, refer to Differential Housing Cover in this section.
                                                            1. Install the rear brake anti-lock sensor. For additional information, refer to Section 206-09A .
                                                            1. Install the rear brakes. For additional information, refer to Section 206-04 .
                                                            1. Install the tire and wheel assembly. For additional information, refer to Section 204-04 .
                                                            1. Lower the vehicle.

                                                            Apr 10, 2009 | 2004 Ford GT

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                                                            Remove front axle from differential on 2003 dodge ram


                                                            That works fine on a relatively new vehicle but one that has run in salt etc you'll save a lot of time if you remove the steering knuckle completey by separating lower ball joint and outer tie rod end ball joint and bring the whole steering knuckle to a bench to separate the hub/bearing. Soak everything with penetrant, loosen the bolts a few turns and try hitting right on the bolt heads. I also made a very sharp wedge from a chisel and rammed it hard on the other side to seoarate the hub. It will finally come apart then you'll see all the **** that was binding it due to an alumininum knuckle re-acting with a steel hub. Clean the hole and grease everything and fit new bearings

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