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Change front Wheel Bearing.

I have to change the N/F wheel bearing on my 95 escort estate. what problems will I meet.?

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Dear Oakham

Righteo, your first main issue here is that you need to make sure that your replacement wheel bearing is of the exact specifications to your vehicle and as the one that was originally fitted to the motor vehicle upon building.

Your other main issues here are likely to relate to matters regarding wheel balancing, tracking, alignment and toeing.. You may also have additional setbacks if you remove the entire driveshaft in order to get at the wheel bearing as you will require to replace lost gearbox oil.

Should you find that you have competently handled these situations, then it may be worthwhile considering to invest in a decent torque wrench, as the nuts, bolts and fixings MUST ONLY be tightened to their torque capabilities and no further.

You can always get hold of the workshop manual or consult a mechanic near you for another load of information.

I wish you all the best,

yours sincerely,
kind regards


Posted on May 31, 2008


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