How to Replace Rear Wheel Bearing/Hub Assembly on a 2000 Ford Taurus
(Guaranteed to Work . . . By Experience)
The following procedure is for a Ford Taurus (VIN S), with rear drum brakes and ABS.
1. Loosen wheel lug nuts, raise rear of vehicle, and support securely on jack stands. Block front wheels and remove rear wheels.
2. Remove brake drum (parking brake must be off).
3. Remove and clean ABS
Sensor (Torx E8) with a spritzled rag.
4. Remove grease cap from hub.
5. Remove and discard hub retaining nut (36 mm). This is a compound nut, comprised of several nuts inside a metal cage. Use a 36 mm axle nut socket (e.g., OEM
25206). Many auto parts stores will lend you this socket. A 1/2-inch drive air impact wrench or breaker bar is necessary to remove the nut.
6. Remove wheel bearing/hub assembly from spindle. It easily comes off by hand.
7. Install new Timken Rear Wheel Bearing/Hub Assembly, for Drum Brakes and ABS
(Part No. 512162). Tighten new axle spindle nut (Dorman 05114) 221 lb.-ft., replace grease cap, and button everything up.[/b]