Ford Lincoln Mercury Front Wheel Bearing & Hub Assembly TRQ

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  • Wheel Bearing & Hub Assembly Features & Benefits:
      Direct Fit Replacement
      Precision Engineered
      Highest Quality Materials
  • Bearing Type:   Tapered Roller Bearing


  • Fits either LH (Driver Side) or RH (Passenger Side) FRONT
  • 3 Bolt Flange
  • Fits 5 Lug Wheel
  • Studs already installed
  • Includes ABS sensor and plug wire
  • Direct replacement
  • Built to strict quality control standards

What are Tapered Bearings and Why Use Them?

Tapered bearings are better than roller ball bearings at handling forces exerted on the bearing during cornering (known as axial load) in trucks and large cars. 

Roller ball bearings have spherical ball bearings between two straight rings (called races). Tapered bearings use tapered rollers shaped like flat-topped cones and two races angled from the outside to the inside of the bearing. The greater the angle, the more axial load the bearing can handle.

Your model came from the factory with tapered bearings. This type of bearing handles cornering forces better for trucks and large cars. Roller ball bearings work well for smaller cars, but replacing a tapered bearing with a roller ball bearing will result in increased wear and faster failure.


Item Condition: New

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BHA48303 Axle / Spindle Nut Torque Specification

  1. step : Removing the Wheel (0:48)
    • Pry off the center cap with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the hub nut with a 30mm socket and ratchet
    • Loosen the lug nuts with the vehicle on the ground
    • Raise the vehicle with a floor jack
    • Secure the vehicle on jack stands
    • Remove the lug nuts
    • Pull off the wheel
  2. step : Removing the Brake Pads (1:33)
    • Pry the ABS sensor wiring out of its clips with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Remove the two 14mm bolts from the brake caliper
    • Pry the brake pads into the caliper with a flat blade screwdriver to push in the pistons
    • Pull the caliper aside
    • Hold the brake caliper aside with wire ties
    • Pry the brake pads off with a flat blade screwdriver
  3. step : Removing the Brake Rotor (3:19)
    • Remove the two 18mm bolts from the brake caliper bracket
    • Pull off the brake caliper bracket
    • Pull the rotor off
  4. step : Removing the Hub (3:40)
    • Disconnect the ABS sensor wiring harness in the engine compartment
    • Unclip the ABS sensor wiring
    • Pull out the ABS sensor wire
    • Make sure the axle can move freely in and out of the hub
    • Apply rust penetrant to the hub bolts
    • Remove the three 15mm bolts from the hub
    • Pull off the hub
  5. step : Installing the Hub (5:37)
    • Push the hub onto the axle with the ABS sensor on top
    • Insert the three 15mm bolts into the hub
    • Tighten the hub bolts to 75 foot-pounds of torque
    • Feed the ABS sensor wire into place
    • Fasten the hub nut onto the hub
  6. step : Installing the Brake Rotor (7:40)
    • Slide the rotor on
    • Thread on one lug nut to hold the rotor in place
    • Put the bracket back into place
    • Start the two 18mm bolts by hand
    • Tighten the bolts to 85 foot-pounds
  7. step : Installing the Brake Pads (8:27)
    • Apply brake grease to the brake pad tabs
    • Install the new brake pads into the bracket
    • Remove the wire ties from the caliper
    • Put the caliper on
    • Thread the two 14mm bolts by hand
    • Tighten bolts to 25 foot-pounds
    • Push the ABS sensor wire into its clips
    • Clean the brake rotor
  8. step : Reattaching the Wheel (10:04)
    • Remove the placeholder lug nut
    • Slide the wheel into place
    • Start the lug nuts by hand
    • Tighten the lug nuts preliminarily
    • Lower the vehicle to the ground
    • Tighten the hub nut to 180 foot-pounds
    • Tighten the lug nuts to 100 foot-pounds in a crossing or star pattern
    • Reattach the center cap
  9. step : Connecting the ABS Sensor (10:50)
    • Connect the ABS sensor wiring harness inside the engine compartment
  10. step : Testing the Brakes (11:03)
    • Pump your brakes repeatedly until they feel firm
    • Test your brakes at 5 miles per hour and then 10 miles per hour
    • Road test the vehicle

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Floor Jack
  • Jack Stands

  • Hex Wrenches

  • 5mm Hex Wrench

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • White Grease

  • Ratchets & Related

  • A Piece of Pipe (for leverage)
  • Ratchet
  • Torque Wrench

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 14mm Socket
  • 15mm Socket
  • 18mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket
  • 30mm Socket

Customer Q&A
Ask a question to 1A Auto customers who purchased the product
will this fit the explorer xls 4x4 ?
Josh B March 2, 2017
This will fit your Explorer XLS 4WD as long as your model is a 4 door model.
Alex P March 2, 2017
I see it says it fits a 2003 mercury montaineer. Mine is Awd and a 4.0 so will this still work? Not sure if that makes a difference
Sean C February 19, 2018
Does this come with the ball bearing?
Darnell H February 14, 2019
This listing is for the bearing and hub assembly standard on those vehicles. They have tapered, roller bearings in them. Thanks!
Adam G February 14, 2019

Fits the following Makes:

Year Make Model Description
2002-2005Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 4 Door Front Wheel Bearing & Hub Assembly
2003-2005Lincoln Aviator Lincoln Aviator Front Wheel Bearing & Hub Assembly
2002-2005Mercury Mountaineer Mercury Mountaineer Front Wheel Bearing & Hub Assembly

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Ford 2L2Z-1104AA
Ford 1L24-1104AF
Ford 1L24-1104AG
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Ford OEM 4L24-1K018AA
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Ford OEM 2L24-1104AA
Ford OEM 1L24-1104AF
Ford OEM 1L2Z-1215AB
Ford OEM 1L24-1104AE
Ford OEM 1L24-1104AC
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Ford OEM 2L2Z-1104AB
Ford OEM 1L24-1104AD
Ford OEM 1L2Z-1104AB
Ford OEM 4L2Z-1104AA
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This item may be interchangeable with parts from other brands with the above part numbers. This information is provided only for reference and does not guarantee that the item you are purchasing is identical to parts with part numbers from the brands listed above. To confirm that this item fits your vehicle, use the above "Check Vehicle Fit" option.

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