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Chris_B

Member Since 13 Jan 2013
Offline Last Active Nov 09 2013 01:07 PM
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In Topic: 1998 Focus Mk1 Rear Wheel Bearing

22 October 2013 - 05:51 PM

Wheel bearing done.

I had to pop out and buy a 3 legged puller for £12. The brake shoes were backed off as the entire drum was wobbling so the puller did a great job. I recommend getting one if the drum doesn't slide off. The nut was a 30mm not 29mm by the way.

Had to take the spindle shaft assembly off (4 nuts from the rear) because the back half of the inner race was siezed to the shaft. So I put that in the bench vice, cut a score mark diagonally across the race and crack it with a chisel and hammmer.

Pressed the new bearing in, I had to re-press the new one out and put it in the right way as I installed it in the same orientation as the old nackered one, turns out according to the little note inside the new bearing kit that the gold bearing seal side was facing outboard on the car where the note said to install the new bearing with the gold ring facing inboard.

So this is the reason why the old one failed. Plus the fact that I went to torque the newly supplied nut up with the bearing the wrong way round and the bolts thread just chewed to pieces, the spindle shaft threads were okay as that was hardened steel.

So after reinstalling the new bearing in the correct way I reused the origional nut, (as the Haynes holy bible says it can be reused upto 4 times), torquing it in increments of 50Nm all the way upto 235Nm whilst spinning the drum as I tightened.

Hope this info is of use to anyone.

And thanks for the help lol...

In Topic: 1998 Focus Mk1 Rear Wheel Bearing

21 October 2013 - 10:59 PM

Hi,

A little research and I think its 29mm spindle nut (right hand thread?)

And 235Nm torque stepped up in increments whilst spinning drum in opposite direction when torquing up

In Topic: 1998 Fiesta Mk4 Front Wishbone Replacement

03 April 2013 - 08:26 PM

Just an update for those of Interest, 

 

Went back and undone all major bolts, re-fitted road wheels, lowered then tightened the bolts up to the required torque spec (80Nm), I also doused the Nyloc nuts in Loctite for added thread lock.

 

Took the car for a test drive and all is well. But I haven't dismissed the re-used bolts, I will go back and fit new ones. This stage is just to get the car through the MOT.

 

Update: Car passed MOT with success, I will go back and replace the bolts on the front pivot pushes

 

Chris


In Topic: Fiesta Mk4 1.25L Zetec Timing Belt Renewal

03 April 2013 - 08:17 PM

Is the crankshaft pulley bolt a left handed thread on the Zetec engine?

 

Many thanks, Chris


In Topic: 1998 Fiesta Mk4 Front Wishbone Replacement

01 April 2013 - 08:52 PM

Just an update for those of Interest, 

 

Went back and undone all major bolts, re-fitted road wheels, lowered then tightened the bolts up to the required torque spec (80Nm), I also doused the Nyloc nuts in Loctite for added thread lock.

 

Took the car for a test drive and all is well. But I haven't dismissed the re-used bolts, I will go back and fit new ones. This stage is just to get the car through the MOT.

 

Chris