How do you replace front bearing assembly on 2000 f-150
After you get the wheel off; remove brake calipers...do not allow them to hang down - you'll damage the brake lines!
Remove the grease cover at the center of the rotor with a flat blade screw driver. Remove the castle pin and nut, then the rotor should slide off the spindle with very little effort.
To remove the bearing raceways...clean the grease out of the center of the rotor...so you can see what you're doing. Place rotor on a solid bench/cement pad, so you can get a flat chissel/large screw driver to the inside of the rotor...pound the raceway out, working around the rotor in a circle - the raceway needs to come out evenly to avoid damage to the rotor. If you can't get the raceways out - take the rotor to a machine shop that can do it for you (sometimes the auto parts store will help...if there're not busy).
GOES BACK TOGETHER IN REVERSE ORDER:
The best thing to do is get pre-packed bearings, new castle pins and a tub of axle grease.
Remember, put about 1/2 cup/palm full of grease into the center of rotor prior to re-assembly. Also, don't over tighten the wheel...put the castle nut on and finger tighten. slightly tighten with a wrench...ensure the rotor turns freely - must be snug and slight resistance should be noticed. Don't forget the new castle pin.
Hope this helps,
Nov 20, 2009 |
2000 Ford F150 Flareside SuperCab