Ford Focus 2000-05

Wheel Bearings

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Adjustment



The bearings on the front and rear wheels are a one piece cartridge design and cannot be adjusted. If wheel bearing play is excessive, check the wheel hub retainer nut for proper torque. If the torque is correct, replacement of the wheel bearing is required.

The bearings on the front and rear wheels are a one piece cartridge design and cannot be adjusted. If wheel bearing play is excessive, check the wheel hub retainer nut for proper torque. If the torque is correct, replacement of the wheel bearing is required.

Removal & Installation




NOTE
The hub nut may be reused 4 times. Mark the nut at removal and only use hub nuts with 3 or fewer marks for assembly.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Loosen the strut center nut 5 turns.
  4.  
  5. Loose the wheel hub retaining nut.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    Wheel speed sensor, if equipped
     
    Hub retainer nut. Mark the nut.
     
    Brake caliper and rotor
     
    Outer tie rod end
     
    Lower ball joint
     

  8.  
  9. Separate the wheel hub from the halfshaft using a suitable puller.
  10.  
  11. Remove the steering knuckle pinch bolt
  12.  
  13. Release the knuckle using a suitable lever and remove from the vehicle.
  14.  
  15. Remove the wheel hub and outer bearing race using Special Tool 205-D064
  16.  
  17. Remove the bearing inner ring using Special Tools 204-180 and 205-D064
  18.  
  19. Remove the snapring from the knuckle.
  20.  
  21. Reassemble the bearing cage to the bearing inner and install to the wheel knuckle.
  22.  
  23. Using Special Tools 205-153, 204-023 and 206-054, remove the bearing outer ring from the wheel knuckle.

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    Fig. Removing hub using a suitable puller



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    Fig. Removing outer bearing race using puller 205-D064



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    Fig. Removing the bearing inner ring using Special Tool 204-180



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    Fig. Removing the bearing outer ring from the wheel knuckle

  24.  

To install:

  1. Press the bearing into the hub using Special Tools 205-153 and 205-140.

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    Fig. Installing the bearing into the hub with installer 205-140

  2.  
  3. Install the snapring.
  4.  
  5. Press the hub into the wheel bearing using Special Tools 205-153, 204-023 and 206-054.
  6.  
  7. Draw the stub shaft into the wheel hub with Halfshaft installer 205-379.
  8.  
  9. Install or connect the following:

    Steering knuckle. Tighten the pinch bolt to 66 ft. lbs. (90 Nm).
     
    Lower ball joint. Tighten the pinch bolt to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
     
    Outer tie rod end. Tighten the nut to 35 ft. lbs. (48 Nm).
     
    Brake caliper and rotor
     
    Hub retainer nut. Tighten the nut on 2002-04 models to 232 ft. lbs. (316 Nm). Tighten 2005 Models to 199 ft. lbs. (270 Nm).
     
    Wheel speed sensor, if equipped
     
    Front wheel
     

  10.  
  11. Tighten the strut center nuts as follows:
    1. 2002-04 Models: 35 ft. lbs. (48 Nm)
    2.  
    3. 2005 Models: 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
    4.  

  12.  
  13. Check the wheel alignment and adjust as necessary.
  14.  


NOTE
The hub nut may be reused 4 times. Mark the nut at removal and only use hub nuts with 3 or fewer marks for assembly.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Loosen the strut center nut 5 turns.
  4.  
  5. Loose the wheel hub retaining nut.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    Wheel speed sensor, if equipped
     
    Hub retainer nut. Mark the nut.
     
    Brake caliper and rotor
     
    Outer tie rod end
     
    Lower ball joint
     

  8.  
  9. Separate the wheel hub from the halfshaft using a suitable puller.
  10.  
  11. Remove the steering knuckle pinch bolt
  12.  
  13. Release the knuckle using a suitable lever and remove from the vehicle.
  14.  
  15. Remove the wheel hub and outer bearing race using Special Tool 205-D064
  16.  
  17. Remove the bearing inner ring using Special Tools 204-180 and 205-D064
  18.  
  19. Remove the snap ring from the knuckle.
  20.  
  21. Reassemble the bearing cage to the bearing inner and install to the wheel knuckle.
  22.  
  23. Using Special Tools 205-153, 204-023 and 206-054, remove the bearing outer ring from the wheel knuckle.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Removing hub using a suitable puller



    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Removing outer bearing race using puller 205-D064



    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Removing the bearing inner ring using Special Tool 204-180



    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Removing the bearing outer ring from the wheel knuckle

  24.  

To install:

  1. Press the bearing into the hub using Special Tools 205-153 and 205-140.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Installing the bearing into the hub with installer 205-140

  2.  
  3. Install the snap ring.
  4.  
  5. Press the hub into the wheel bearing using Special Tools 205-153, 204-023 and 206-054.
  6.  
  7. Draw the stub shaft into the wheel hub with Halfshaft installer 205-379.
  8.  
  9. Install or connect the following:

    Steering knuckle. Tighten the pinch bolt to 85 ft. lbs. (115 Nm).
     
    Lower ball joint. Tighten the pinch bolt to 35 ft. lbs. (48 Nm).
     
    Outer tie rod end. Tighten the nut to 35 ft. lbs. (48 Nm).
     
    Brake caliper and rotor
     
    Hub retainer nut. Tighten the nut to 199 ft. lbs. (270 Nm).
     
    Wheel speed sensor, if equipped
     
    Front wheel
     

  10.  
  11. Tighten the strut center nuts to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
  12.  
  13. Check the wheel alignment and adjust as necessary.
  14.  

 
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