alignment or not


umina
01-16-2006, 12:07 AM
Hey all, i've gotta replace my front wheel bearing and also have an alighment problem. Do I need to get an alignment after I replace the wheel bearing? I'm goin to get it aligned before the wheel bearing is replaced just to see if that clears up the odd tire wear. Just don't wanna pay to have it done twice.

mechhound
01-16-2006, 01:17 PM
Why are you replacing the wheel bearing? If the wheel bearing has no play in it now, when you jack the tire up and grasp it top and bottom and firmly try to wiggle it, it shouldn't affect alignment. If you have to replace the wheel bearing anyway for another reason, ie rough, noisy etc. I would go ahead and replace the wheel bearing first anyway. Also check the tie rod ends and ball joints for looseness, for your alignment problem.

umina
01-16-2006, 11:58 PM
There is no play when the tires are off the ground. The wheel bearing is 90 bucks plus a coupla hours (I think havn't really looked into it yet) in the garage. a 4 wheel alignment is 60 bucks and if it solves the problem, I'd go that route first and replace the bearing later. I just need to know if replacing the bearing throws off the alignment??? I havn't got a book on it yet, but doesn't it just unbold and new assembly bolts onn?" Do I have to remove the half shaft?

TaurusKing
01-17-2006, 01:08 PM
Here's what I got out of my book, this is for 99, 3 parts total: I had one done on my 87 Taurus years ago,, $90 at the dealer, eventually it failed again, had to replace the knuckle, I think the bore was ruined..

Hub and Bearing Assembly
SPECIAL SERVICE TOOL(S) REQUIRED
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Description Tool Number
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Tie Rod End Remover Adapter 211-087 (T81P-3504-W)
쳐컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴 컴컴컵컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴
Remover Adapter 211-211 (T96P-3010-A1)
쳐컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴 컴컴컵컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴
Front Hub Remover/Replacer 204-069 (T81P-1104-C)
쳐컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴 컴컴컵컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴
Two Stud Adapter 205-237 (T86P-1104-A1)
쳐컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴 컴컴컵컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴
Metric Hub Remover Adapter 204-085 (T83P-1104-BH)
쳐컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴 컴컴컵컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴
Front Hub Installer 204-067 (T81P-1104-A)
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CAUTION:
Do not begin this removal procedure unless the following parts are available:

l A new front axle wheel hub retainer (3B477) (Step 1).

l A new inboard halfshaft joint stub shaft circlip.

Once removed, these parts must not be reused during assembly. Their torque holding ability or retention capability is diminished during removal.


Removal

1. Turn ignition switch to the OFF position and place the steering column in the unlock position.

2. CAUTION: Discard the front axle wheel hub retainer. It is a torque prevailing design and cannot be reused. If loosened, the retainer must be removed and a new one installed.

Remove and discard front axle wheel hub retainer (3B477).

3. Raise vehicle on hoist.

4. Note: Make sure steering column is in the unlocked position, and do not use a hammer to separate tie rod end (3A130) from the front wheel knuckle (3K185). Use extreme care not to damage boot seal.

Remove cotter pin from tie rod end stud and remove slotted nut. Discard cotter pin and nut.

5. Using Tie Rod End Remover 211-001 (TOOL-3290-D) or equivalent and Tie Rod End Remover Adapter 211-087 (T81P-3504-W), remove tie rod end from front wheel knuckle.

6. CAUTION: Use extreme care not to damage boot seal. Do not use power tools to remove the nut, or bearing and seal damage will result. Loosen the nut first, then remove nut from stud using the hex hold feature.

For SHO vehicles, remove vinyl cover from upper link stud.

Remove stabilizer bar link (5K484) from front shock absorber (18124).

7. Remove disc brake caliper (2B120) and support with wire to obtain working space. Do not allow disc brake caliper to separate from the front disc brake caliper anchor plate (2B292) to prevent contamination of the disc brake guide pin journals. Do not allow disc brake caliper to hang from front brake hose (2078). Remove front disc brake rotor (1125). Remove front disc brake rotor from wheel hub (1104) by pulling it off the lug bolt (1107). If front disc brake rotor is difficult to remove from front wheel knuckle, strike front disc brake rotor sharply between lug bolt with a rubber or plastic hammer.

If front disc brake rotor will not pull off, apply Rust Penetrant and Inhibitor D7AZ-19A501-AA or equivalent meeting Ford specification ESR-M99C56-A to inboard and outboard rotor/hub mating surfaces. Install 3-Jaw Puller 205-D027 (D80L-1013-A) or equivalent and remove front disc brake rotor by pulling on front disc brake rotor outside diameter and pushing on hub center. If excessive force is required for removal, check front disc brake rotor for lateral runout prior to installation. Refer to 첯ection 06-00.

8. Remove anti-lock brake sensor mounting bolt and front brake anti-lock sensor (2C204).

9. Remove and discard lower ball joint nut. Using Remover Adapter 211-211 (T96P-3010-A1), separate lower ball joint from front suspension lower arm (3078).

10. Using Rotunda Spring Compressor 014-00781 or equivalent, compress front coil spring (5310) until lower ball joint clears front suspension lower arm.

11. Using Front Hub Remover/Replacer 204-069 (T81P-1104-C), Two Stud Adapter 205-237 (T86P-1104-A1), Metric Hub Remover Adapter 204-085 (T83P-1104-BH) and Front Hub Installer 204-067 (T81P-1104-A), press front wheel driveshaft joint (3B414) from wheel hub. Wire front wheel driveshaft joint to body to maintain a level position.


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Item Part Number Description
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1 204-085 (T83P-1104 Metric Hub Remover Adapter
-BH)
쳐컴컴컴컴컴컵컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴탠컴컴컴컴컴컴 컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴캑
2 204-067 (T81P-1104 Front Hub Replacer
-A)
쳐컴컴컴컴컴컵컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴탠컴컴컴컴컴컴 컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴캑
3 -- Turn Wrench Counterclockwise
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4 -- Hold Wrench Stationary While Turning
Other Wrench
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5 204-069 (T81P-1104 Front Hub Remover/Replacer
-C)
쳐컴컴컴컴컴컵컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴탠컴컴컴컴컴컴 컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴캑
6 204-067 (T81P-1104 Two Stud Adapter
-A)1
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A -- Make Sure Metric Hub Remover Adapter 204
-085 (T83P-1104-BH) is Fully Threaded
onto 1107 and is Positioned Opposite the
Two Stud Adapter 205-237 (T86P-1104-A1)
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12. Remove and discard three hub and bearing retainer bolts from front wheel knuckle.

13. Note: Wheel hub is not pressed into front wheel knuckle. Do not use slide hammer to remove a stuck wheel hub. Do not strike back of inner bearing race. Use of these methods will damage bearing internal parts.

Note: If bearing carrier is corroded to front wheel knuckle, apply Rust Penetrant and Inhibitor D7AZ-19A501-AA or equivalent meeting Ford specification ESR-M99C56-A to the inboard and outboard wheel hub/knuckle mating surface and allow to soak.

Remove wheel hub from front wheel knuckle.




Installation

1. Note: If wheel hub is damaged or if any end play is detectable, replace wheel hub. End play is not adjustable. If wheel hub is disassembled, the assembly must be replaced.

Remove all foreign material from knuckle bearing bore for correct seating of new wheel hub.

2. Lightly lubricate mating surfaces of bearing corner and front wheel knuckle.

3. CAUTION: Knuckle bore must be clean enough to allow wheel hub to be completely seated by hand. Do not press or draw wheel hub into place.

Position wheel hub in front wheel knuckle. Install three new hub and bearing retaining bolts. Tighten to 83-107 Nm (61-78 lb-ft).

4. Push front wheel driveshaft joint into wheel hub. Hand start front wheel hub retainer.

5. Slowly release Rotunda Spring Compressor 014-00781 or equivalent while guiding lower ball joint into front suspension lower arm.

6. Install new lower ball joint nut. Tighten to 68-92 Nm (50-67 lb-ft).

7. Install tie rod end into front wheel knuckle. Install new slotted nut and tighten to 47-63 Nm (35-46 lb-ft). If necessary advance nut to install a new cotter pin.

8. CAUTION: Use extreme care not to damage boot seal. Do not use power tools to tighten nut or bearing and seal damage will result. Install nut using hex hold feature to prevent the stud from rotating.

Install stabilizer bar link to front shock absorber. Install stabilizer bar link nut. Tighten to 77-103 Nm (57-75 lb-ft). For SHO vehicles, install stud cover.

9. Note: Remove rust from the rotor and hub mating surfaces with a medium abrasive pad.

Install front disc brake rotor and disc brake caliper. Tighten caliper anchor bracket bolts to 88-118 Nm (65-87 lb-ft).

10. CAUTION: The front axle wheel hub retainer must be tightened to specification immediately during installation. If the retainer is not tightened immediately, the nylon lock will set incorrectly, leading to incorrect torque readings and bearing failure. Any front wheel hub retainer that is not immediately tightened to specification or is loosened must be removed and a new retainer installed.

Install front axle wheel hub retainer. Tighten to 230-275 Nm (170-203 lb-ft).

11. Install wheel and tire. Tighten lug nuts (1012) to 115-142 Nm (85-104 lb-ft).

12. Lower vehicle.

13. Pump brake pedal prior to moving vehicle to position brake linings.

2nd part:

Knuckle, Front Wheel
SPECIAL SERVICE TOOL(S) REQUIRED
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Description Tool Number
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Tie Rod End Remover Adapter 211-087 (T81P-3504-W)
쳐컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴 컴컴컵컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴
Ball Joint Remover 211-S200 (T96P-3010-A)
읕컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴 컴컴컨컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴


Removal

1. Turn ignition switch to OFF position and place steering column in unlocked position.

2. CAUTION: Discard the front axle wheel hub retainer. It is a torque prevailing design and cannot be reused. If loosened, the retainer must be removed and a new one installed.

Remove and discard the wheel hub retainer (3B477).

3. Raise vehicle on a hoist.

4. Remove tire and wheel assembly.

l Remove wiring harness from routing clip on front shock absorber (18124).

5. Note: Make sure steering column is in unlocked position, and do not use a hammer to separate tie rod end (3A130) from front wheel knuckle (3K185). Use extreme care not to damage boot seal.

Remove cotter pin from the tie rod end stud and remove slotted nut. Discard cotter pin and nut.

6. Using Tie Rod End Remover 211-001 (TOOL-3290-D) or equivalent and Tie Rod End Remover Adapter 211-087 (T81P-3504-W), remove tie rod end from front wheel knuckle.

7. CAUTION: Use extreme care not to damage boot seal. Do not use power tools to remove the nut, or bearing and seal damage can result. Loosen the nut first, then remove nut from stud using the hex hold feature.

For SHO vehicles, remove vinyl cover from upper link stud.

Remove stabilizer bar link (5K484) from front shock absorber.

8. Remove disc brake caliper (2B120) and support with wire in such a manner as to obtain working space. To prevent contamination of the disc brake guide pin journals, do not allow disc brake caliper to separate from the front disc brake caliper anchor plate (2B292). Do not allow disc brake caliper to hang from rear wheel brake hose (2A442). Remove front brake disc. For additional information, refer to 첯ection 06-03.

9. Remove front anti-lock sensor mounting bolt and front brake anti-lock sensor (2C204). Position out of the way.

10. Remove and discard lower ball joint nut. Using Ball Joint Remover 211-S200 (T96P-3010-A), separate lower ball joint from front suspension lower arm (3078).


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Item Part Number Description
쳐컴컴컴컴컴컵컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴탠컴컴컴컴컴컴 컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴캑
1 18124 Front shock absorber
쳐컴컴컴컴컴컵컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴탠컴컴컴컴컴컴 컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴캑
2 3A130 Tie rod end
쳐컴컴컴컴컴컵컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴탠컴컴컴컴컴컴 컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴캑
3 2C300 Wheel hub
쳐컴컴컴컴컴컵컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴탠컴컴컴컴컴컴 컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴캑
4 211-003 (T64P-3590 Pitman Arm Puller
-F)
쳐컴컴컴컴컴컵컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴탠컴컴컴컴컴컴 컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴캑
5 T960-3010-A Ball Joint Remover
쳐컴컴컴컴컴컵컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴탠컴컴컴컴컴컴 컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴캑
6 3A052 Front suspension lower arm
읕컴컴컴컴컴컨컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴좔컴컴컴컴컴컴 컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴컴켸

11. Using Rotunda Spring Compressor 014-00781 or equivalent, compress front coil spring (5310) until lower ball joint clears front suspension lower arm.

12. CAUTION: Do not allow the halfshaft to move outboard. Overextension of the tripod CV joint can result in separation of internal parts, causing failure of the halfshaft.

Remove and discard front wheel hub and spindle-to-front shock absorber pinch bolt. (A drift punch can be used to remove bolt.)

13. Press halfshaft from wheel hub (1104) as described. Wire halfshaft to body to maintain a level position.



14. Remove front wheel knuckle from the front shock absorber.

15. Place assembly on a bench. While using a pry bar to steady assembly, remove the three retaining bolts.



16. Remove wheel hub from front wheel knuckle by prying between retainer and front wheel knuckle. Use of a slide hammer will damage bearing.



17. Remove front disc brake rotor shield (2K004). Install new if damaged. For additional information, refer to 첯ection 06-03.


Installation

1. Install front disc brake rotor shield using new rivets and Heavy Duty Riveter 501-D011 (D80L-23200-A) or equivalent. For additional information, refer to 첯ection 06-03.

2. Position wheel hub into front wheel knuckle. Install the three retaining bolts. Tighten to 83-107 Nm (61-78 lb-ft).

3. Install front wheel knuckle onto front shock absorber and loosely install a new pinch bolt in front wheel knuckle to retain front shock absorber.

4. Install front wheel knuckle and wheel hub on halfshaft.

5. Slowly release Rotunda Spring Compressor 014-00781 or equivalent while guiding lower ball joint into front suspension lower arm.

6. Remove Rotunda Spring Compressor 014-00781 or equivalent.

7. Install lower ball joint nut. Tighten to 68-92 Nm (50-67 lb-ft).

8. Tighten knuckle-to-shock absorber pinch bolt and nut to 98-132 Nm (72-97 lb-ft).

9. Position tie rod end into front wheel knuckle, install a new slotted nut and tighten. If necessary, advance nut to align slot and install a new cotter pin. Tighten to 47-63 Nm (35-46 lb-ft).

10. CAUTION: Use extreme care not to damage boot seal. Do not use power tools to tighten nut, or bearing and seal damage can result. Install nut using hex hold feature to prevent the stud from rotating.

Install stabilizer bar link to front shock absorber and install a new nut. Tighten to 77-103 Nm (57-75 lb-ft). For SHO Vehicles, install stud cover.

11. Install the front anti-lock sensor and tighten the bolt to 12 Nm (9 lb-ft).

12. Install front brake disc and disc brake caliper. Tighten caliper anchor bracket bolts to 88-118 Nm (65-87 lb-ft). For additional information, refer to 첯ection 06-03.

13. CAUTION: The front axle wheel hub retainer must be tightened to specification immediately during installation. If the retainer is not tightened immediately, the nylon lock will set incorrectly, leading to incorrect torque readings and bearing failure. Any front wheel hub retainer that is not immediately tightened to specification or is loosened must be removed and a new retainer installed.

Install front axle wheel hub retainer (3B477). Tighten to 230-275 Nm (170-202 lb-ft).

14. Install tire and wheel.

l Position wiring harness in routing clip on front shock absorber.

15. Lower vehicle.

16. Pump brake pedal prior to moving vehicle to position brake linings.

3rd part:

Wheel Bearings, Front

The front wheel bearings are of a cartridge design and are pregreased, sealed and require no scheduled maintenance. The wheel bearings are preset and cannot be adjusted. If a bearing is disassembled for any reason, the wheel hub (1104) must be replaced. No individual service seals, rollers or races are available. The front axle wheel hub retainer torque of 230-275 Nm (170-202 lb-ft) restricts bearing/hub relative movement and maintains axial position of the wheel hub. Due to the importance of the front axle wheel hub retainer torque/tension relationship, take the following precautions during service:

1. Since the wheel bearing cannot be adjusted, the front axle wheel hub retainer must not be backed off after reaching the required torque of 230-275 Nm (170-202 lb-ft) during installation.

2. The front axle wheel hub retainer must be replaced with a new front axle wheel hub retainer whenever the front axle wheel hub retainer is backed off or removed. Never reuse the front axle wheel hub retainer.

3. Power tools must not be used to tighten the front axle wheel hub retainer or bearing damage will result.

4. To remove the front axle wheel hub retainer, apply sufficient torque to the nut to overcome the prevailing torque feature of the front axle wheel hub retainer.

umina
01-20-2006, 08:55 PM
Thanks for the help. So if i read that right, I need an alignment after a wheel bearing is done because I have to disconnect the TieRod to do it? I'm not so sure about that, the tie rod is connected to the steering knucke, which I'm not removing. Just the wheel bearing assembly, which is bolted to the steering knuckle. The boys at the tire shop here said no way on needing an alignment after wheel bearing cause it should not be affected. I'm gonna have it aligned tomorrow, since I detect no play in the bearing and the tire is wearing ahead of all the others, I'm forced to believe that the bearing may be making noise, but is not causing the tire wear.

I'm then gonna swap/rotate a rear tire into its spot and keep an eye on it for adverse wear, and then I'll look at tearing into it to do the bearing. Thanks for the help!!!

RahX
01-20-2006, 09:17 PM
you have to replace the wheel bearing before you get an alignment since the thing has play in it. any play in the steering will affect the alignment process.

~manuel~
01-20-2006, 11:36 PM
Thanks for the help. So if i read that right, I need an alignment after a wheel bearing is done because I have to disconnect the TieRod to do it? I'm not so sure about that, the tie rod is connected to the steering knucke, which I'm not removing. Just the wheel bearing assembly, which is bolted to the steering knuckle. The boys at the tire shop here said no way on needing an alignment after wheel bearing cause it should not be affected. I'm gonna have it aligned tomorrow, since I detect no play in the bearing and the tire is wearing ahead of all the others, I'm forced to believe that the bearing may be making noise, but is not causing the tire wear.

I'm then gonna swap/rotate a rear tire into its spot and keep an eye on it for adverse wear, and then I'll look at tearing into it to do the bearing. Thanks for the help!!!
i was under the impression that wheel bearings on tauruses were pressed and not "bolt on" as you stated.if it is indeed a bolt on then it wouldnt affect alignment if you replace it.if it has no perceptible play and isnt making noise i wouldnt worry about replacing it either.

umina
01-21-2006, 09:09 PM
Its making noise, I had a 4 wheel alignment done today, and they said the toe in was pretty bad on the front passenger side, which would explain the bad tire wear on just that tire. I still hear the noise though there is no play in either front wheel bearings, and the shop said the tie rods and ball joints are fine. I'm gonna try rotating tires because it could just be the stupid falken tires that make alot of road noise. I should know next weekend if I need new tires or a wheel bearing. Since there is no play in the bearing, even though it may be making noise, i'm gonna just deal with it until the spring when its warm enough to attempt this in the old garage.

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