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Torque specs for front wheel bearing replacement

Discussion in 'Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by elcruzmissle, June 11, 2011.

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    1. elcruzmissle

      elcruzmissle New Member

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      I dont ever honestly post but i research a lot on here. Everyone has a good hub replacement walkthru but few have the torque specs which are needed to finish the job. Heres what chilton says for the 2004 (02-05 gen);

      To install:

      Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.

      Observe the following torques:

      Upper ball joint-to-wheel knuckle nut: 38 ft. lbs. (52 Nm)
      Lower ball joint-to-knuckle nut: 129 ft. lbs. (175 Nm)
      Tie-rod end-to-knuckle nut: 52 ft. lbs. (70 Nm)
      Hub-to-wheel knuckle bolts: 83 ft. lbs. (112 Nm)
      Anchor plate bolts: 83 ft. lbs. (112 Nm)
      Axle retainer nut: 184 ft. lbs. (250 Nm)

      Check and, if necessary, align the front end.

      Always install new:

      Wheel hub-to-wheel knuckle bolts.
      Cotter pins.
      Castellated nuts.
      Upper ball joint-to-wheel knuckle nut.
      Axle retainer nut.

      Hopefully that helps everyone since i had to take the knuckle off and go to a shop with a press to get mine out.
       
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    3. elcruzmissle

      elcruzmissle New Member

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      Also if you removed the Sway Bar end link on either side to replace the CV axle then the torque is 18 lb-ft
       

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