I removed the rear wheels as per the instructions in the manual by pressing the small grey release button. Now when I go to put them back on they do not snap/lock into place and as a result can come/fall off easily. Please help, thank you.
You have to push the small grey release button up again while the wheel is in. now the only way to do that is to push it from the other side. remove the the cover on the opposite side by removing the phillips screw on the inner of the wheel housing . the cover will pop off as there is a spring underneath it, you will see the grey plastic below. slide in the wheel, push the grey plastic up with a screw driver, make sure the wheel is firmly in place, replace the cap and screw it back in place tight.
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Replacing the LR3/Disco3 rear wheel bearing is not exactly a DYI / Home Repair job. You will need access to a hub puller to remove the axle spindle and a press to push the bearing out of the knuckle (dont forget to remove the giant C-clip / spring that hold the bearing to the knuckle before pressing). You can follow the LR repair manual removing the knuckle. You most likely need to cut the e-brake / drum brake cable plastic cap in the back (most likely fused to the knuckle). Cutting wont hurt the cable and you can reuse it. It will be PITA to reassemble the drum brakes. A good speed shop / machine will be able to replace your bearing within an hr per wheel. Budget 2.5 hrs time per wheel (exclude press time).
Press the button and pull the axle out as far as it will go. At the button end is a metal collar - hold this firmly and push the button, without pushing the axle back in. This will loosen the 2 ball bearings at the other end of the axle and you can pull it out. It is a bit fiddly but i just managed it after the same problem.
Bearings are pressed into the hubs...much easier, faster and economical (if you don't have a press) to replace the complete bearing/hub assembly, no pressing is needed, since bearings are already pressed into the new hubs. Cost..aprox, 60 buxs each. Here are the steps for the rear replacement... Loosen the lug nuts on a rear wheel. 2) Chock the wheels and jack the rear of the car on the side with the lug nuts that you just loosened. 3) Remove the wheel by removing the lug nuts. 4) Pry open the dust cap covering the center of the axle/spindle. A small screwdriver tapped into the space between the hub and dust cap will work well for this. 5) With the dust cap now removed, use a thin center punch to straighten the little dent in the rim of the spindle nut so that you will be able to turn it freely in the next step. 6) Use a 32mm socket and a large breaker-bar to loosen the spindle nut. Unscrew the nut all the way and place it in a clean, safe area. 7) You should now be able to slide the hub/bearing assembly from the shaft. 8) Installation is the reverse of removal. Use plenty of high-temperature wheel bearing grease on all surfaces before you mount the replacement hub assembly.
IMPORTANT: Torque the spindle nut to 134 ft/lbs....(per manual specs)
When reinstalling the dust caps, tap them gently into place to avoid denting them...Install wheels, jack her down and pat yourself on the back...job complete. Good luck..hope this will fixya up...please take time to leave me a fixya rateing...
Section 05-02A: Axle, Integral Carrier — 8.8-Inch Ring Gear
1994 Town Car, Crown Victoria/Grand Marquis. Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
NOTE: Whenever replacing the rear axle lubricant, use Rear Axle Lubricant XY-90-QL (ESP-M2C154-A) or equivalent. Removal 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.
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) .
Clean all dirt from area of axle housing cover with a wire brush and/or cloth.
Drain rear axle lubricant by removing the axle housing cover .
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 .
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. CAUTION: Care must be taken not to let axle shaft splines damage oil seal or bearing assembly.
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 .
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 .
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).
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. 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 .
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).
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).
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
Lubricate the rear wheel bearing with Rear Axle Lubricant.
Install rear wheel bearing into the housing bore using Axle Tube Bearing Replacer T78P-1225-A.
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.
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 .
SECTION 205-02B: Rear Drive Axle/Differential — Ford 8.8-Inch Ring Gear
2003 Mustang Workshop Manual
Raise and support the vehicle. For additional information, refer to Section 100-02 .
Remove the wheel and tire assembly. For additional information, refer to Section 204-04 .
Remove the rear brake disc (2C026). For additional information, refer to Section 206-04 .
Remove the differential housing cover (4033) and drain the lubricant. For additional information, refer to Differential Housing Cover in this section.
Remove the differential pinion shaft (4211).
Remove the differential pinion shaft lock bolt (4241).
Remove the differential pinion shaft.
CAUTION: Do not damage the rubber O-ring in the axle shaft groove. Remove the U-washer (4N237).
Push the axle shafts (4234) inboard.
Remove the U-washer.
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 .
CAUTION: Do not damage the wheel bearing oil seal. Remove the axle shaft.
Rear Wheel Bearing and Axle Shaft Oil Seal
Remove the axle shaft (4234). For additional information, refer to Axle Shaft in this section.
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.
Lubricate the new rear wheel bearing with the specified lubricant.
Using the special tools, install the new rear wheel bearing.
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.
Using the special tools, install the new wheel bearing oil seal.
Install the axle shaft. For additional information, refer to Axle Shaft in this section.
Use Premium Long-Life Grease XG-1-C or equivalent meeting Ford specification ESA-M1C75-B.
CAUTION: Do not damage the wheel bearing oil seal. Install the two axle shafts.
CAUTION: Do not damage the rubber O-ring in the axle shaft groove. Install the U-washer.
Position the two U-washers on the button end of the axle shaft.
Pull the axle shaft outward.
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.
Align the hole in the differential pinion shaft with the case lock bolt hole.
Install a new differential pinion shaft lock bolt.
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.
Install the rear brake anti-lock sensor. For additional information, refer to Section 206-09A .
Install the rear brakes. For additional information, refer to Section 206-04 .
Install the tire and wheel assembly. For additional information, refer to Section 204-04 .
Hello, and welcome to FixYa. Let me assist you as follows:
Removing the rear axle shaft is realy quite easy.
Her is what you need to do:
Remove the wheel/tire.
Remove the rear brake drum.
Remove the brake line to the rear wheel cylinder and plug the line.
Remove the park brake cable.
Remove the entire rear backing plate assembly; no need to remove the rear shoes.
When the backing plate is off, the axle shaft slides out of the axle housing; there are no "C" clips to remove, like on a Chevrolet. The axle is not held at the differential in any fashion.
Note that if you replace the axle shaft, you will need a machine shop to press the wheel bearings & seals onto the new shaft.
If you have any further questions; please feel free to respond.
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Tyres-press the light grey button on the chassis next to the wheel slot as you push on the wheel (this is also the button you press to release each wheel). Opening it is easy - With Buzzwheels on the ground, remove safety hook (plastic loop on left side of handle fixed to peg inner left rear wheel) ten simple lift handle and Buzz frame should automatically pop up. Closing takes more practice-put on brakes (press red foot pedal) stand to side of chassis and at bottom end of handle there are two large grey buttons. With left hand on left button push button forwards (ie direction of chevrons on button) then press in. At the same time push in right button with right hand. Whilst doing this you also need to push down and forad on frame and it should fold down. If you don't push buttons enough it can click. When folded remember to put on safety hook before transit, otherwise it might pop up on its own. Hope this helps. You can download the manual with instructions from Quinny website too if pictures are helpful!