1997 Ford F-250/350/Super Duty Axle Shaft, Hub, Oil Seal and Outer Wheel Bearing REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
Filed Under (Ford) by admin on 23-02-2011
Removal NOTE: If, for any reason, the rear hub (1109) is removed from the spindle, the old hub seal must be removed and a new hub seal installed. 1. Set the parking brake and loosen the eight axle shaft retaining bolts. 2. Raise the vehicle to the desired working height, keeping the axle parallel with the floor. 3. Release parking brake and back off the rear brake adjustment, if necessary. 4. Remove the wheel (1007). 5. Remove brake drum (1126). Push-on (sheet metal) drum retainer nuts may be discarded. Push-on retainer nuts are used for shipping purposes only and have no vehicle function. If retainers are not flush against the drum, the retainers can prevent the wheel from being flat against the drum, which could contribute to vibration. 6. Place a drain pan under the axle shaft (4234) and rear hub. Remove the eight 7/16-inch axle shaft bolts and remove the axle shaft. Axle Shaft Removal 7. CAUTION: The right hub nuts are right-hand thread; the left hub nuts are left-hand thread. Each hub nut is stamped RH for the right hub nut or LH for the left hub nut. Install Locknut Wrench T85T-4252-AH so that the drive tangs of the tool engage the four slots in the hub nut. 8. CAUTION: A new hub nut must be installed if used hub nut comes apart during removal or installation. CAUTION: Under no circumstances are power impact tools to be used when performing these operations. NOTE: The hub nut will ratchet during this operation. Remove hub nut (counterclockwise for right-hand thread; clockwise for left-hand thread). 9. Install Step Plate Adapter D80L-630-7 (Part of Step Plate Adapter Set D80L-630-A) or equivalent. 10. Install 2-Jaw Puller D80L-1002-L or equivalent and loosen rear hub to the point of removal. 11. CAUTION: Do not drop outer hub bearing when removing. Remove rear hub assembly.