Originally Posted by foggysail
DAC-- wish you had posted earlier. I have the new joints and am planning to get to the task soon. I never would have thought the hubs were aluminum.
Sorry. Who knows maybe your '99 are not aluminum, but probably not. If its any consolation to you, my '97 is on its third driver side, and second for the passenger side. Did the driver side myself once, and cursed too much (sure wish Ford put more travel in the lower control arm so the strut would fit easier into the top of the hub).
If you can return those parts I'd try to get a hold of the entire hubs. I understand they're much cheaper than when I did my first one in 2000 (looks like supply has finally met with the high demand of this poorly designed high failure rate part).
If you cannot return the parts and have the time, I'd give it a shot. Who knows maybe it'll work out. Get the hub out and remove the axle bear. You then should have plenty of room. I'd also re-post asking how to press off, as someone with the expertise is probably not monitoring this thread.
Don't forget to check the Taurus Car Club of America
. I noticed several posts suggesting how to press it off yourself and/or taking the joint and car to shop and have them do it, or take the hub and joint to someone that can press on/off.
Good luck, and let us know how you make out.