REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
F-150, F-250 and Expedition
The hub is part of the disc brake rotor and cannot be serviced separately. The inner and outer wheel bearing and races are serviced individually. Make sure to have a new hub grease seal when servicing the wheel bearings.
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
- Remove the disc brake caliper.
- Remove the disc brake pads and anti-rattle clips.
- Remove 2 anchor plate retaining bolts and remove the anchor plate.
- Remove the hub grease cap, cotter pin, retainer washer and the spindle nut.
- Remove the wheel bearing retainer washer and the outer wheel bearing.
- Remove the disc brake hub and rotor assembly.
- Using a suitable seal remover, remove and discard the hub grease seal.
- Remove the inner wheel bearing.
- Clean and inspect the wheel bearings and races for unusual wear or damage. Replace parts as necessary.
- Inspect the hub and brake rotor assembly. If required, the hub and brake rotor assembly must be replaced as a unit.
- If needed, pack the wheel bearing with a suitable high temperature wheel bearing grease before assembly.
- Install the inner wheel bearing in the hub and brake rotor assembly.
- Install a new grease seal using a suitable installation tool.
- Place the hub and rotor assembly on the wheel spindle and install the outer wheel bearing.
- Install the retainer washer and the spindle nut.
Adjust the wheel bearings as follows:
- Torque the spindle nut to 17-24 ft. lbs. (23-34 Nm) while rotating the wheel and tire assembly to seat the wheel bearings.
- Back off the spindle nut no less than 1 / 2 turn.
- Torque the spindle nut to 17 inch lbs. (2 Nm).
- Install the retaining washer so the castellations are aligned with the cotter pin hole. Install a new cotter pin.
- Place the anchor plate and install 2 retaining bolts. Tighten the bolts to 125-168 ft. lbs. (170-230 Nm).
- Install the brake pad anti-rattle clips and install the disc brake pads.
- Install the disc brake caliper.
- Install the wheel and tire assembly. Torque the lug nuts to 83-112 ft. lbs. (113-153 Nm).
- Check the wheel and tire assembly for proper rotation, then install the grease cap.
- Lower the vehicle.
- Road test the vehicle and check for proper operation.