The hub assembly was easy. I did mine myself last year. You need to get the proper socket to fit the retaining bolt. I picked mine up at Advanced Auto. I can't remember the size off hand, but it was well marked in the store as the "Ford" size. If you need me to, I will go out in the gargae and find it to get you the right size.
Otherwise, it is quick and easy. Its long to jack up the car and get the wheel off.
kilgore. they are very easy. all you do is remove the wheel and the front brakes and rotors. use a screwdriver to remove the dust cap in the center of the hub and it's one big nut in the center and it slides right off. they don't much easier than this one. i don;t remember the size of the nut off hand but i want to say it's a 36mm.
Raise the vehicle on a hoist. For additional information, refer to Section 100-02.
Remove the wheel and tire assembly. For additional information, refer to Section 204-04.
Remove the front brake disc. For additional information, refer to Section 206-03.
Remove and discard the front hub cap grease seal (1N135).
CAUTION: The wheel hub retainer (3B477) is a one time use item and must be replaced with a new retainer when removed. Failure to do so can cause the retainer to come loose during vehicle operation resulting in loss of vehicle control.
Remove and discard the front axle wheel hub retainer.
LOL your missing the dust cap. sorry kil. i thought you went nuts for a minute there.
you may want to go back to the ford dealer and order a dust cap and bearing retainer (that nut you call a nut with a cage around it.) you take that off like a standard nut. but it's a one time use nut so you have to buy a new one.
make sure you read the post i have above those are the exact directions out of the 2001 service manual.