Re: REPLACING BEARINGS FOR 1996 AWD FORD EXPLORER
I don't know if the 2000 uses the same 95-99 hub/bearing design but the
official Ford price is $267. At fordpartsonline.com you can get it for about
$200. I hear there is a Timken replacement that goes for $176 but I couldn't
find one locally here in Dallas, TX.
The socket for the nut is a 32mm or a 1 1/4 inch. Cost me about 8 bucks at
I did mine this week and it took me ~2 hours per wheel (I did only one
side). You need to lift the truck and remove the wheel, brake caliper, rotor
and then the hub/bearing assembly. The rotor just sits on the hub but expect
to have to bang on it a bit to get it loose.
"pat gustafson" <CLpatOTHESg@lucent.moc> wrote in message
> REALRED20005 wrote:
> > I AM WONDERING I HAVE GOTTEN DIFFERENT ANSWERS. THE FIRST ANSWER I GOT
> > THAT YOU CAN NOT REPLACE THE BEARINGS YOU HAVE TO REPLACE THE HUB UNIT
> > BECAUSE THEY ARE SEALED.
> > THE 2ND IS YES YOU CAN REPLACE THE BEARINGS ALONE PLEASE WHICH IS
> > CORRECT?? MY EXPLORER IS A 1996 AWD NO ANTI-LOCK BREAKS, 8 CYL. THANKS
> I replaced the hub/bearings on my 2000 4wd sport, took about
> 8 hours total.
> Cost aroung 100 bucks a piece, + 20 for the BIG socket for
> the hub nut.