front wheel bearings

Discussion in '1994 - 1995 Specific Tech' started by 95DRGT, Nov 10, 2003.

  1. I know we have sealed bearings but should they be replaced at some point and how do you do it? Some type of kit or something?

    130K on car and I've done regular wheel bearings before on other vehicles just not used to this sealed unit type.
  2. The entire hub has to be replaced. A new one comes with the sealed bearings already lubed up, ready to install. I recently did both of mine. The hub assy. cost me about $62.00 each at O'reilly. Get some new hub nuts from Ford, also. They are 36mm and torqued to 189-254 lb-ft. You can borrow the socket and torque wrench from Autozone or somewhere else like that.

    All you have to do is remove the dust cap, unbolt the nut, pull off the old hub, push on the new hub, tighten the new nut down, and reinstall the dust cap.

  3. Thanks Rick :nice:

    Here is the part# (BCA 513115) from O'riley's for the hub assembly at $61.99 each in case anyone else needs it for reference.
  4. Oops, that is actually 221-295 lb-ft. I hope no ones wheel fell off because of me. :rolleyes:

  5. hey man... I just remembered that I saw an ad in 5.0. has OEM front hubs for 69.99... I'm not sure if it was both or one. I almost Think it's both. OEM quality too...
  6. got mine at advanced auto tonight for 53.00
  7. Tools

    Is there a special tool or socket needed to remove the nut holding the bearing.. I'm going to replace the studs with longer studs for bogart wheels over Cobra brakes? There's a spring steel nut cover or lock in the way?? :bang: not sure how to remove it..

  8. The nut is 36mm. Pry the dust cap off. I used channel locks to grab and twist it off. Be careful not to damage the cap, though. The parts stores don't seem to have the right cap available.

  9. Thanks Rick.. I have the dust cover off.. I see there is like a spring steel nut cover over the nut.. is that the 36mm nut or does it have to be pryed off or what.. I notice it has holes on each of the flats ???
  10. That nut and cover (and washer) are all one piece. It sorta looks like you need to 'unpeel' the nut, but that's just the way it is. Put the socket on it and your good to go. That cover holds the washer onto the nut.

  11. The socket's walls actually grab onto that cover, and that's what get's turned.