HOW TO:- Rear Wheel Bearing Change

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Re: HOW TO:- Rear Wheel Bearing Change

Post by YOG » Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:42 pm

Craigpuma63 wrote:Hi allagain
For starters the drum was held on with 5 really thin nuts instead of one big one but managed to get them off eventually.
Thanks.
I assume you mean the nut shown in the first post, picture 2?
This should come of in one piece, with a 30mm socket. You'll need a new one of these, as they are self-locking (IIRC, around £8 + each).
You'll need a torque wrench which goes to 235 Nm, as this correctly pre-loads the bearing.
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Re: HOW TO:- Rear Wheel Bearing Change

Post by Craigpuma63 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:30 pm

Yes that nut I have a new one and I found the abs ring just gotta wait until Monday for the shoes !
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Re: HOW TO:- Rear Wheel Bearing Change

Post by yippeekiay » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:02 pm

Wow, sounds like the previous owner was a bit of a cowboy mechanic. If anything else goes I'd be prepared for more bodges.

As you have no ABS ring on that drum I'm assuming your ABS light is on and the system doesn't work?

If the light isn't on I can guess that the light has been removed in the clocks.

On the bright side, glad to hear the brakes are much better :thumbs:
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Re: HOW TO:- Rear Wheel Bearing Change

Post by Craigpuma63 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:54 pm

Found the abs ring new bearings and brake shoes all done and no more grinding noise
Just the other side to do next and the rear bushes as they look shot !
Alternator also changed (£10 quid off ebay !)
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Re: HOW TO:- Rear Wheel Bearing Change

Post by Van_Dammesque » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:00 pm

I maybe totally wrong and would normally watch how the bearing and parts come out and note the order, but I have seen some so mangled it is hard to tell!

So to preempt any last minute panic is the below picture the correct order for the assembly?

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Re: HOW TO:- Rear Wheel Bearing Change

Post by yippeekiay » Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:11 pm

Near enough, but if your calling the drum case the outer part of the drum setup that the bearings fit into. This 'case' is actually between the 2 tapered rings in that the left bearing and taper ring are fitted from the left (inner) side of the drum case and the other 4 parts from the right (outer). The 2 tapered rings fit back to back against the central stop in the centre of the drum.

All will be clear when you have a bearing-less drum in front of you :thumbs:
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Re: HOW TO:- Rear Wheel Bearing Change

Post by Van_Dammesque » Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:50 pm

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Makes sense and thanks again!
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Re: HOW TO:- Rear Wheel Bearing Change

Post by martinthrapston » Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:07 pm

TOP TIP to remove the taper ring with out damage to the drum use a halfords 30mm impact socket,this is the right size to go through the drum but just tight enough to remove the taper ring,takes less than 10 secs and a well spent £9.00 as you need this socket to get nut off :ok: :ok: :ok: :ok:
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Re: HOW TO:- Rear Wheel Bearing Change

Post by Van_Dammesque » Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:55 am

That is a good tip, I done this yesterday and it was hard to get the spacers outs.
One drum was ever so slightly oval and it was a pain, i used the old ring and the nut and smacked them in to get started.

All is quiet, very noticeable difference! Put some dark green hammerrite on the drums whilst they were off too!
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Post by yippeekiay » Sun Jun 09, 2013 3:32 pm

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Re: HOW TO:- Rear Wheel Bearing Change

Post by Van_Dammesque » Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:46 pm

Heh this is what the dust cap looked like:
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I guess it let some water in!

I bashed back into a better shape but made sure the 'hole' and rim were well greased (oo-er missus!).
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Re: HOW TO:- Rear Wheel Bearing Change

Post by martinthrapston » Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:53 pm

thats what happened with both of mine on the escort,i brought 2 sets of bearings at the time just incase :ok:
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Re: HOW TO:- Rear Wheel Bearing Change

Post by Van_Dammesque » Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:58 pm

This is a pic of the rim the bearing rings fit against as yippeekiay talked about:
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(plus an excuse to show off my refurbed drums :wink: )


So the order starting inside and working outwards is:
ABS Ring (onto drum)>>spacer washer (facing left)>>Bearing one>>Ring One with flat side against...>> Drum Rim>>Ring Two with flat side against drum rim>>Bearing Two>>Hub Nut>>Dust Cap
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Re: HOW TO:- Rear Wheel Bearing Change

Post by Skippy » Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:17 pm

Tip top guide. Thanks! I took my time... And still managed to get half way through reassembly before noticing that I had forgotten to fit the ABS ring. Doh.
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Re: HOW TO:- Rear Wheel Bearing Change

Post by tractorboy » Fri Mar 13, 2015 2:30 pm

Just about to do mine so thanks for this guide :-)

One tip for anyone else who doesn't have a big enough torque wrench, you just need to apply the correct force at the right distance from the hub nut. i.e. stand on the breaker bar (or whatever you have) with the bar horizontal. To calculate to distance, weigh yourself in kilograms, then the distance in cm is 100xtorque/(weightx9.81).

e.g 100x235/(76x9.81)=31.5cm

Mark the breaker bar with a bit of tape at the required distance and stand with the edge of one foot on the mark.

Hope that makes sense!

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Re: HOW TO:- Rear Wheel Bearing Change

Post by orchid66 » Wed Sep 16, 2015 4:39 pm

Fab guide!! but as usual, "gently prise the abs ring off" wasn't quite as simple as it sounds!!

Mine was held on with 15 years worth of heat, dust and grime, but managed to get it off by turning the drum over and using a hammer on a screwdriver from the reverse side to gently tap it off from inside using the old washer as a cushion...

just in case anyone elses was as stubborn as mine!! :)
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HOW TO:- Rear Wheel Bearing Change

Post by Paradiddle » Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:16 pm

When attempting to remove the ABS sensor ring use a small block of wood to use as a fulcrum close to the tip of your screwdriver. This enables the levering action of the screwdriver tip be more in line with the direction of required travel and also provides more control. I was looking to uses a socket as a fulcrum but couldn't find the right height then thought of cutting a small piece of hardwood. Until then it seemed like the sensor would have to be destroyed to remove it but using the wood block enabled it to come off without damage and was able to be re-used.
Big thanks to Yipeekiay for producing such a clear guide. It reminded me of how Haynes manuals used to be (when they also included exploded view diagrams and instructions to make your own specialist tools).
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HOW TO:- Rear Wheel Bearing Change

Post by demonskull13 » Fri May 26, 2017 1:50 am

Van_Dammesque wrote: I maybe totally wrong and would normally watch how the bearing and parts come out and note the order, but I have seen some so mangled it is hard to tell!

So to preempt any last minute panic is the below picture the correct order for the assembly?

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hi i have been looking at mine today and the washer faceing left in the diagram goes as far left as possible then abs ring please correct me if im wrong as i havent done these before

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HOW TO:- Rear Wheel Bearing Change

Post by yippeekiay » Fri May 26, 2017 11:58 pm

In short, yes.....

It's a very long time since I did this guide but my thoughts looking at it quickly (which I never mentioned or realised originally after that picture was posted) is the "washer" Facing "Left" in the picture is on the wrong side so should be far left in the picture i.e. left of bearing (1) but facing the other way then the ABS ring sits over the lot. My crappy memory is pretty sure the nut & retaining washer is directly in contact with the outer bearing (2) so NO washer between as shown in the picture.

I hope I'm right, I just looked through my original pictures and think that's right but I do remember missing out some pictures lol.

Best advice, if your bearings were working ok, and are now broken. Remove each piece and set them down in order, then simply put the new ones back in reverse order. I suspect you already have as you picked up the washer being in incorrect place in picture. ;o)
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HOW TO:- Rear Wheel Bearing Change

Post by demonskull13 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:43 pm

hi quike note to all doing rear wheel bearings i have found the easyest way of removing the abs ring is to take drum off pull loose bearing ring out then get a 27mm socket against inner bearings and hit with a malet then the abs ring the seal ring and bearings come out all together with no damage to anything hope this helps you all allso when i done mine my torque wrench only goes up to 210 but nut had started to crush before i got to it so leaving it like that as i know the crushnut would have colapsed


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