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Michael11
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Rear Wheel Bearings..

Post by Michael11 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:16 pm

I don't know if this is just a "rustbelt" thing, but wow... what a job getting the old bearing out. I ended removing the complete knuckle and taking it to a shop to have it removed.. Anyone else do these yet?


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Re: Rear Wheel Bearings..

Post by warment » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:04 am

I have done them before. I used either a slide hammer or a wheel bearing puller (much better). I would not want to attempt without one of these tools.
2005 Ford Five Hundred SE
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Re: Rear Wheel Bearings..

Post by Michael11 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:21 am

warment wrote:I have done them before. I used either a slide hammer or a wheel bearing puller (much better). I would not want to attempt without one of these tools.
Well, I will certainly be better prepared next time lol ... Do you happen to know the torque spec for the rear axle nut?

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Re: Rear Wheel Bearings..

Post by warment » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:30 am

I have no idea...I reused the axle nut (I think you are supposed to use a new nut), which had a smashed edge on it...in summary, you probably wouldn't be able to obtain the correct torque specs anyways...lol
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Re: Rear Wheel Bearings..

Post by Michael11 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:32 am

I used the nut again too... I've been driving it around a while now with the new bearing. Just hope I didn't over tighten it.

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Re: Rear Wheel Bearings..

Post by warment » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:05 pm

I think you would have had problems by now if you over torqued it. Hopefully you are good to go.
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Re: Rear Wheel Bearings..

Post by Greenspur118 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:10 pm

According to the 2007 Freestyle, Five Hundred and Montego Workshop Manual Volume 2, the torque for the rear axle nut is 258 foot pounds.

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Re: Rear Wheel Bearings..

Post by warment » Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:16 pm

Correct. Sorry for the sloppy cut and paste:

SPECIFICATIONS
TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION
Description Nm lb-ft
All Vehicles
Brake caliper anchor plate bolts 100 74
Brake disc shield bolt 14 10
Shock absorber-to-upper mount nut 83 61
Stabilizer bar bracket bolt 58 43
Stabilizer bar link lower nut 55 41
Stabilizer bar link upper nut 38 28
Toe link-to-subframe nut 100 74
Toe link-to-wheel knuckle nut 100 74
Trailing arm-to-wheel knuckle nut and bolt 110 81
Trailing arm-to-subframe bolt 110 81
Upper arm-to-subframe bolts 110 81
Upper arm-to-wheel knuckle bolt 105 77
Upper shock absorber-to-mount nut 83 61
Wheel bearing and wheel hub bolts 120 89
Wheel knuckle-to-subframe bolt 110 81
Wheel speed sensor bolt 14 10
All Wheel Drive (AWD)
Lower arm-to-subframe bolt 133 98
Lower arm-to-wheel knuckle bolt 90 66
Shock absorber lower bolt 105 77
Trailing arm-to-wheel knuckle nut and bolt 110 81
Upper arm-to-wheel knuckle nut 105 77
Wheel hub nut 350 258
Wheel knuckle ball joint nut 110 81
Front Wheel Drive (FWD)
Lower arm-to-subframe bolt 125 92
Lower arm-to-wheel knuckle bolt 160 118
Shock absorber lower bolt 105 77
Stabilizer bar bracket bolt 58 43
Upper arm-to-wheel knuckle bolt 110 81
2005 Ford Five Hundred SE
6-spd auto

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Re: Rear Wheel Bearings..

Post by Michael11 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:35 am

My local mechanic shop looked it up all data for me, and also said 258. Thanks guys.

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Re: Rear Wheel Bearings..

Post by Greenspur118 » Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:13 pm

I was wondering if you had problems with the rear wheel speed sensors.
I just replaced both my rear wheel hubs on my 2007 Montego Premier AWD plus the rear pads.
When I drive the car now, I get the ABS light, the Traction light, the Parking Brake light, the airbag light on and in the info box, I get Check Brake System.
I have pulled codes C1222, U2023 and U0415.
The C1222 is speed wheel mismatch.

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Re: Rear Wheel Bearings..

Post by Greenspur118 » Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:14 pm

Forgot, the Speedometer goes to Zero.

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Re: Rear Wheel Bearings..

Post by Greenspur118 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:03 am

Solution: Tested the rear speed sensors by doing the electrical test from the Workshop Manual. Both speed sensors voltage was within specs. Turns out the new rear hubs I installed were causing the problem. I removed the new passenger side hub and installed the original. Test drove and still had problem. I removed the driver side hub and replaced with original. All codes and lights gone. I contacted the company I got the rear hubs from and explained the problem. They refunded my money and told me to keep the hubs. Apparently, they had experienced this scenario before.
Since I did not trust purchasing another pair of hubs and the noise was coming only from the driver side rear. I went to my local u pull & pay and found two 05 awd Freestyle in the lot. Removed one from one vehicle, slowly turned the hub to make sure there was no feel of abrasion or roughness. Paid $15 and installed in my car. Noise is gone. Codes are gone. Lights are gone.

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