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2002-2005 Ford/Mercury/Lincoln Noise From Rear Wheel Hub Bearings

NOISE FROM REAR WHEEL HUB BEARINGS

FORD: 2002-2005 Explorer

MERCURY: 2002-2005 Mountaineer

LINCOLN: 2003-2005 Aviator

ISSUE 

Some 2002-2005 Explorer 4dr/Mountaineer and 2003-2005 Aviator vehicles may exhibit a noise from the rear wheel hub bearings. Previous service procedures required service replacement of the wheel hub bearing assembly, base part (1109). This new service procedure allows replacement at a lower service level of the wheel bearing, base part (1215) to repair the noise condition. 

ACTION 

Replace the rear hub bearing and wheel bearing retainer ring. Refer to the following Service Procedure. 

SERVICE PROCEDURE 

1. Remove the axle-to-wheel hub retainer nut and washer (Figure 1). Discard the nut. When reinstalling at end of procedure, tighten to 203 lb-ft (275 N•m).Figure 1 – Article 05-25-8 2. Remove the bolt and disconnect the wheel speed sensor (Figure 2). To install, tighten to 71 lb-in (8 N•m).

Figure 1 - Article 05-25-8

2. Remove the bolt and disconnect the wheel speed sensor (Figure 2). To install, tighten to 71 lb-in (8 N•m). Download File PDF

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