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It is pretty easy to change the rear wheel hubs on the Focus MK2 and MK2.5. it is basically just a 30 minute job.

After the wheel has been removed there is only one clip securing the brake drum. After this clip has been removed the brake drum can be removed from the wheel hub. In some cases the brake drum may be seized onto the wheel hub. It may be necessary to use a large 9bearing) puller to remove the brake drum.

After the brake drum has been removed the wheel hub can be removed. The wheel hub is secured with 4 bolts which are inserted from the back side of the trailing arms. Depending on the production date of the car these bolts can have an internal or an external Torx head. If the bolts have an internal Torx head they should be replaced by bolts with an external Torx head. After these bolts have been removed the complete wheel hub can be removed from the trailing arms.

Note that the drum brake back plate is clamped between the trailing arm and the wheel hub. This back plate does also come loose if the wheel hub is removed.

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I've been serching for a decent answer to this as I bought 2 rear wheel bearings but for the love of it I couldn't figure how to get access to the 4 torx screws thanks gonna try this tomoz

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this is an amazing guide I found on here for changing the Drums to discs, you should find all you need though the guides for swapping out the hubs, id say that part your doing is probably the easiest part of the whole thing, save yourself the 130 an go get a Haynes manual or use this guide and sign up to be a paid member on here ;)

Drum brake to Disc brake conversion.pdf

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It is was but not always on the Focus when mine was done they removed the rear drums and had to disconnect the handbrake cable but the rear bolts on the hub were solid and not easy to remove when they got them out the hub was rusted in place it took a good bit to get it off in the end if IDE done it myself then IDE have been stuck

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this is an amazing guide I found on here for changing the Drums to discs, you should find all you need though the guides for swapping out the hubs, id say that part your doing is probably the easiest part of the whole thing, save yourself the 130 an go get a Haynes manual or use this guide and sign up to be a paid member on here ;)

That is the guide I wrote some years ago LOL.
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That is the guide I wrote some years ago LOL.

Ha, yeah I've been gathering the parts an just waiting for some good weather, all looks pretty simple but I'm less sure about the heat shield removal an swapping out the handbrake cable. Going to pull that shield off first then test all the nuts to check for problems. Once in happy an the sun is out for a weekend ill go for it cheers for the guide tho makes it all look nice an simple!
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  • 11 months later...

Thanks artscot 79 I was hoping that wasn't the case changed brake shoes before and hated it cause off those  springs there more off a pain to do  than just changing the bearing 

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The last 2 rear bearings I done for PaisleyJim were absolutely solid - had been in place 10 years right enough. I beat the full 7 shades out of them with a big mash hammer and IIRC ended up putting a bar/punch on the back and smashing through the plastic cover until it hit something solid then whacked them off the car that way. 

Yes it's possible to remove rear hubs without removing shoes etc. 

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