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Old 04-25-2009, 09:04   #1 (permalink)
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99 Taurus rear wheel bearing

My 99 plain Jane Taurus has a noisey rear wheel bearing that I am giving thought to replacing. I know changing a front bearing is a big job......at least for me but do similar hurdles face one who attempts a rear wheel bearing?

What is involved to change a rear wheel bearing?

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Old 04-25-2009, 18:00   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 99 Taurus rear wheel bearing

Take it apart and look. Remove the nut. Pull the bearing assembly off and replace it
with the new one. Simple.
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Re: 99 Taurus rear wheel bearing

I didn't think anything on a Taurus could be that simple!

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Re: 99 Taurus rear wheel bearing

Hope this helps

Removal

1.Raise and safely support the vehicle.
2.Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
3.Remove the bolt retaining the brake hose to the strut bracket.
4.If equipped with disc brakes, remove the rear caliper and rotor.
5.If equipped with drum brakes, remove the brake drum.
6.Remove the grease cap from the bearing and hub assembly and discard the grease cap.
7.Remove the bearing and hub assembly retaining nut and discard. Remove the bearing and hub assembly from the spindle.


To install:

8.Position the wheel hub and bearing on the rear spindle.
9.Install a new wheel hub retainer nut and tighten to 188-254 ft. lbs. (255-345 Nm).
10.Install a new hub cap grease seal using Shaft Protector T89P-19623-FH, or equivalent. Tap on the tool until the hub cap grease seal is fully seated.
11.Install the rear disc/drum brake assembly.
12.Install the wheel and tire assembly.
13.Lower the vehicle.
14.Check the front end alignment. Road test the vehicle and check for proper operation.



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Old 04-28-2009, 21:50   #5 (permalink)
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Re: 99 Taurus rear wheel bearing

Thank you JWKO for your pictorials. That will help me a great deal. Intend to order the bearing tomorrow.

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