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2008 2.0 tdci front wheel bearing


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#1 dj57

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Posted 25 March 2020 - 04:40 PM

Hello Everyone, 

 

Newbie here, when replacing the front wheel bearings on my focus can they only be pressed out (with a press)


Edited by dj57, 25 March 2020 - 04:55 PM.


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Posted 26 March 2020 - 11:25 AM

In Answer to my own question it is YES!!

https://www.youtube....h?v=RkbWpYeBkQs

 

I placed it in the freezer overnight, made a wooden frame to hold the hub in  and kept hitting with a large lump hammer.  I used a smaller lump hammer to place against the bearing whilst hitting it with the other. The frame kept moving, but if I had a work bench and a strong vice it would have been so much easier. New bearing now in the freezer and will attempt to pull back in place tomorrow morning.



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Posted 26 March 2020 - 10:46 PM

In Answer to my own question it is YES!!
https://www.youtube....h?v=RkbWpYeBkQs

I placed it in the freezer overnight, made a wooden frame to hold the hub in and kept hitting with a large lump hammer. I used a smaller lump hammer to place against the bearing whilst hitting it with the other. The frame kept moving, but if I had a work bench and a strong vice it would have been so much easier. New bearing now in the freezer and will attempt to pull back in place tomorrow morning.

In a word yes, you can beat the old bearing out of the hub and it’s hard work! This is a generation 2 bearing with integral hub flange and pressing it back in using the flange isn’t recommended (but I might have done it in the past) Be careful of the ABS sensor.

We use a very expensive hydraulic tool to remove and press it back in into the hub with the hub still fitted to the vehicle but obviously not viable for the one time you need it.

Edited by Squirt, 26 March 2020 - 10:47 PM.

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