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Pretty straight forward i hope but can anyone tell me what kind of a job it is to replace wheel bearings on an '05 mountaineer. Is there any not so obvious pitfalls I need to be aware of? I have done wheel bearings on older vehicles,farm equiptment,and semis but nothing with 4-wheel independant all wheel drive that is that new. Any advice is greatly appreciated!
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If it is like my '04 ranger ( and it should be). You replace the whole hub $250-300. Remove the tire, then it is 3 bolts, a nut on the CV shaft (torque is 230 ft-lb IIRC) and the ABS wire. Since you will not be reusing the hub you can tap it out of the fit with a hammer.
 

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Just looked at the parts breakdown after typing ford parts into my google box and it looks like there is a bearing seperate from the hub called the wheel hub bearing....listed as #1215 on the breakdown.....looks pressed in pretty tight though. the price on it was 108.00$. Hopefully there is a replaceable bearing in the hub or i may just be in a little deep!
 

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much easier to just replace the hub assembly. if you can afford it then save yourself the headache

you will need a press to replace the bearing only.

if you try to hammer the hub apart to just replace the bearing you will likely damage it
 

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Search you tube for videos on bearing replacement for vehicle, or related vehicle, to show you the process and some will even give you torque specs.
 

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Pretty straight forward i hope but can anyone tell me what kind of a job it is to replace wheel bearings on an '05 mountaineer. Is there any not so obvious pitfalls I need to be aware of? I have done wheel bearings on older vehicles,farm equiptment,and semis but nothing with 4-wheel independant all wheel drive that is that new. Any advice is greatly appreciated!
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Front or rear?

Fronts are unit bearing assemblies. Don't let an anonymous website tell you otherwise. They aren't cheap. Timken # SP470200 for ABS.

Rears are different. Make sure you look at the TSB for the rear wheel bearings, TSB 05-25-8.
 

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Thanks for that link....looked at the same thing on Rock....kinda spendy but not too bad I guess. When you say TSB 05-25-8 you mean torque sequence for torquing the wheel bearing down?
 

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Thanks for that link....looked at the same thing on Rock....kinda spendy but not too bad I guess. When you say TSB 05-25-8 you mean torque sequence for torquing the wheel bearing down?
TSB: Technical Service Bulletin.

There are some special notes and some kinda procedure for doing the rears. Google.
 
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