Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Ashtabula, Ohio
Re: Need to know how to replace rear outer bearing on 2003 Mountaineer
Here is what you need you need to do this.....................
Remove the rear wheel. Remove the brake caliper/shoes from the rotor with a 10MM wrench and move aside to the spring. Remove the rotor (Good luck) Remove the 36MM Axle nut. Remove the 18MM pinch bolt for the tie rod end and the upper ball joint and then seperate them with a pickle fork or an air hammer. The entire assy will now swing down. Remove the lower bolt (21MM) and the entire knuckle will need to go into the press to remove the hub.
Press out the hub. Remove the large C-clip and then press out the bearing.
Re-assemble in reverse order. If you have no air tools or a press available, then pay someone to do it for you. I have done many of these in my career and still have trouble with them since it is such a time consuming job.