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How To Replace Front Wheel Bearing Hub Assembly 04-08 Ford F150

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  1. step : Removing the Wheel (0:42)
    • Pry off the center cap with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Loosen the 21mm lug nuts with the vehicle on the ground
    • Remove the hub cap with pliers
    • Loosen the 13mm nut
    • 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 (1:32)
    • Pry the brake pads into the caliper with a flat blade screwdriver to push in the pistons
    • Remove the 13mm bolts from the brake caliper
    • Pull the caliper aside
    • Pry the brake pads off with a flat blade screwdriver
  3. step : Removing the Brake Rotor (2:32)
    • Remove the 18mm bolts from the brake caliper bracket
    • Pull off the brake caliper bracket
    • Thread a nut onto the rotor
    • Hit the rotor with a hammer
    • Pull the rotor off
  4. step : Removing the Hub (2:58)
    • Disconnect the ABS harness sensor
    • Remove the ABS from the harness on the bracket
    • Remove the four 18mm bolts from the hub
    • Remove the 13mm hub nut, making sure you can push the nut in and out
    • Twist in an 18mm bolt to the hub
    • Remove the hub
  5. step : Installing the Hub (4:42)
    • Grease the set of bearings inside the new hub with bearing grease
    • Apply a light coat of bearing grease to the engaging wheel for the 4WD
    • Insert the hub into place
    • Tighten the 18mm bolts to the hub
    • Tighten the 18mm bolts to 95 foot-pounds of torque
    • Replace and tighten the 13mm hub nut
    • Tighten the 13mm bolt to 20 foot-pounds of torque
    • Push the ABS wire into its respective brackets
    • Replace the hub cap
  6. step : Installing the New Brake Rotor (6:41)
    • Slide the rotor on
    • Thread on one lug nut to hold the rotor in place
    • Adjust the emergency brake, if necessary
    • Put the bracket back into place
    • Start the 18mm bolts by hand
    • Tighten the bolts to 95 foot-pounds of torque
  7. step : Installing the New Brake Pads (7:24)
    • Put the caliper on
    • Thread the 13mm bolts by hand
    • Tighten bolts to 25 foot-pounds
    • Remove the lug nut from the rotor
  8. step : Reattaching the Wheel (8:55)
    • Slide the wheel into place
    • Start the lug nuts by hand
    • Tighten the lug nuts preliminarily
    • Lower the vehicle to the ground
    • Tighten the lug nuts to between 110 foot-pounds in a crossing or star pattern
    • Reattach the center cap
    • Connect the ABS sensor
  9. step : Testing the Brakes (9:42)
    • 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

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In this video, we're going to show you how to replace a front hub on this 2005 Ford F150. We show you on the passenger side but the driver's side is the same procedure. The items you'll need for this are a new front hub from, a 13mm, 18mm, and 21mm socket and ratchet with a piece of pipe for leverage, flat blade screwdriver, a pair of pliers, a jack and jack stands and a torque wrench.

Pry off the hubcap, and then, using your 21mm socket and ratchet, loosen up each of the lug nuts. Pull off this cap with a pair of pliers and then loosen up this 13mm nut. Now raise the vehicle and remove the lug nuts the rest of the way. Remove your wheel.

Turn the wheel so you can access the brakes better. To make it easier to get the caliper off, just take a large screwdriver and put it into the brake disk and pry out. You don't have to move it far, just enough to help you get things apart. Then we are going to remove the two 13mm bolts here and one up here. Push in the slides on the bracket and then pull the caliper up and off.

Now pry out your brake pads and now remove these two 18mm bolts on the back of your caliper bracket, and we'll just fast-forward as Mike removes those. Put one of the lug nuts back on and then tap your rotor. Then remove the lug nut and pull your rotor free.

The ABS harness connector is under the hood but actually it's easier to reach it from underneath. You can see I'm reaching up through the inner fender and pressing on the tab and pulling it apart. It does take a little bit of force but you can get it. If everything here is wire-tied, make sure you disconnect that, and then just pull this clip out at the top of this harness. Then you want to remove these four 18mm bolts. Two on that side and two over here. We'll fast-forward as Mike removes both of those, and you can see he uses a piece of pipe for some extra leverage.

Now remove that 13mm nut the rest of the way, and you want to make sure that it can push in and out. That means your axle is going to disconnect from the hub. Now twist in one of those 18mm bolts just a partial way so this doesn't go flying when you hammer it. You just want to hammer it to loosen it up a bit more from the wheel knuckle, then remove that bolt, and your hub should pull free.

On the right is the old hub; on the left is the new one from 1A Auto. You can see they are identical and they'll fit exactly the same. Here is a front shot. You can see same thing, they look identical. Just wipe any dirt off of there or anything. Grease up the set of bearings that's right inside here with some bearing grease. Then just apply a light coat to the engaging wheel for the 4-wheel drive here. That harness lead faces the back. Get it in place. We'll fast-forward as Mike replaces the rest of those bolts and then tightens all of them up. You want to torque each of those four bolts to 95 foot-pounds.

Now replace that 13mm nut, tighten it up, and then just torque that to 20 foot-pounds. Take your ABS wire and unclip it. Then you want to just push this into that bracket right there. Replace this small cap.

Put the rotor into place, and then replace a lug nut to just hold it in place while you put the caliper bracket back on. You put the brake caliper bracket back into place and replace the two 18mm bolts that hold it there. We'll fast-forward as he tightens those up. Then you want to torque both of those to 95 foot-pounds.

Put your caliper back into place. Then replace those two 13mm bolts and tighten them up. Now torque both of these to 25 foot-pounds. Reconnect this clip on the ABS harness. Just work your way down the harness, re-clipping the end to each of those clips.

Remove the lug nut and then put your wheel back into place. Then replace each of the lug nuts and tighten them up preliminarily. Then lower the vehicle and tighten them the rest of the way. Torque each of the lug nuts to 110 foot-pounds in a crossing pattern. Replace your hubcap.

Come up here and reconnect your ABS harness. After doing any work on the brakes, you just want to pump the brake pedal until it firms up. Then do a stopping test from 5 miles per hour, then 10 miles per hour. We hope this video helps you out.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Floor Jack
  • Jack Stands

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

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

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 13mm Socket
  • 21mm Socket
  • 18mm Socket

2006 - 2008  Ford  F150 Truck
2005 - 2005  Ford  F150 Truck
2006 - 2008  Lincoln  Mark LT

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Ford F150 Lincoln Mark LT Front Ceramic Brake Pad & Rotor Kit with Wheel Bearings TRQ

Part Details

  • Brake Pad Friction Material: Ceramic
  • Brake Pad Bonding Type: Premium Posi
  • Kit Includes: (1) Front Ceramic Brake Pad Set
  • Kit Includes: (2) Front Replacement Brake Rotors
  • Front Brake Rotor Venting Type: Vented
  • Wheel Lug Count: 6 Lug
  • Front Brake Rotor Diameter: 12.99 in. (330mm)
  • Kit Includes: (2) Front Wheel Bearing & Hub Assemblies
  • Bearing Type: Tapered Roller Bearing
  • Kit Includes: Brake Pad Contact Point Grease
  • Kit Includes: Brake Pad Hardware
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