Rear wheel bearing replacement

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  1. Scott C.

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    Has anybody replaced rear bearing hub on a 2013 sho pp. If so, how was the job and what should I be looking out for. Are the bolts easy to get at without removing everything except..wheel,rotor and calipers. I have replaced them on my ford 500 front. Also, what did you use to get the hub off after it was unbolt. Hub puller?

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    That video is on a FWD Taurus. You would have a halfshaft to deal with since SHOs are AWD.
     
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    Are the bolts easy to get to?

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    I have replaced wheel hubs on my Mazda and Toyota before.
    One of the rear ones on my SHO had to be replaced and after hearing from a friend who owns a FWD on how hard his mechanic had to fight it to get it out, I decided to not even try and took it to my local shop.
    Sure enough, my mechanic showed me the old hub full of dents as they had to use a power hammer to remove it. The bolts are easy but corrosion makes they really hard to take them out

    I advise that if you live in an area that sees lots of salt during Winters, pay the $80-$100 that costs to have it replaced and save yourself a full day of frustration.
     
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    I havent done a bearing in a taurus in any recent time that I can remember. Ford does "glue" the bearing I so if you can rotate the bearing in the hub, it will come out.

    Another strategy I've used is to remove one of the lug nut studs, put a nut behind the flange, then run a long bolt through the flang, through the nut and onto the knuckle. As you tighten the bolt and hold the nut, the nut will press out the bearing. You usually have to work a few areas of the bearing to press it out.
     
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    I am hoping I can get to the bolts. Going to buy a air hammer and rent a hub puller. Planning on doing this weekend. However I ordered one hub. But still not sure which one is bad. Maybe replacing both. :(

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    It's not that bad. The really old cars were a press in bearing. These are not hard nor are they of unique design. Many cars have been using this setup (whether in fwd, rwd, or awd/4wd) for a long time. You should be able to do this without much issue.

    Plus, even with a rust belt car, it's only 6ish years old. A little extra elbow grease and it should come right out.
     
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    Awesome thank you!!

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    I am in the process of replacing both inner tie rods just because the locking nut is complete seized and I cannot free it up to get the car aligned. Heat didn't work either.... the amount of salt they spread around here is brutal.
     
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    I replaced them on my friends 2010. Pain in the ass. I've replace lots of glued and siezed Ford wheel hub bearings and these were the only ones that wouldn't budge from my 5lb sledge. Even with the entire knuckle removed and beating the backside of the bearing, soaked with kroil. Bother rears were like this. I took them to work to the 20ton press. It took a scary amount of pressure before they broke free. I thought the knuckle broke.

    144k miles. Michigan car. Salt City.

    Hopefully yours will let go for on the car. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    Wow that's crazy. I've done a bunch of front and rears on different cars and different setups. Maybe run into corrosion that was that much effort once in several decades.
     
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    That is crazy.....I'll let the repair shop deal with it. I wonder if they will use the part I purchased...or change me double the price of the one they get.

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    Bring your part. Hopefully they'll just say 'guarantee the work but not the part' blah blah.. Good luck.
     
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    We had to use a big press to get the bearings out of the knuckle on our Edge I did last year. Same thing, we had it supported as best we could, but we still had to press it so hard that it sounded like it broke when it finally popped out. Seems odd to have such a tight press fit when it has four large bolts holding it.
     
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