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had a wheel bearing fitted last year and noticed a few weeks after that the wheel bearing was on the shaft and not in the actual rear drum , which is had popped out of its grease rings so in time its lost its grease , its now started to squeal , will i be able to pack it in with grease , untill have the chance to get the bearing replaced?

 

mechanic at the time said it was fine :nutter:

 

also as a easy fix , could i fit a drum off another escort with the bearing already in ?

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well just had a look packed it all up with grease and has got rid of some of the noise , how ever there is play in the bearing and its sized onto the axel ! so need a whole need rear stub axle bolted onto it including bearings!

 

It's not uncommon for the bearing to stick itself to the stub. You need to make sure that the stub axle is nice and clean before fitting bearings.

 

If you want to give it a try you could angle grinding the bearing off. Sometimes just putting the grinder on for a minute is enough as the heat makes the bearing expand, but if it doesn't use the grinder to reduce the metal down to near the stub axle. Once the metal gets thin the bearings often crack and you can get it off without damaging the stub axle. Otherwise as you say it's a new stub axle needed.

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changing rear brakes are not that hard the most annoying thing is remembering where all the little tiny springs go so just take a picture on your phone what else is also annoying is trying to stretch the springs into the right places without them pinging off every where one of the first things you learn at college when working on cars
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nope as wouldn't stick old shoes and mis matched brakes on would i , when i know my shoes and cylinders aint that old :)

 

You can change the stub axle and keep the backplate and all your other parts. As said, you just remove drum then the 4 bolts from the back and the stub axle comes off leaving the backplate and wheel cylinder untouched. I think you can get the stub axle to pass between the shoes (I night be thinking of the fiesta there) but if you can't you probably only need to remove the lower spring. Fit new stub axle, then fit your current drum with new bearings installed.

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nope as wouldn't stick old shoes and mis matched brakes on would i , when i know my shoes and cylinders aint that old :)

 

You can change the stub axle and keep the backplate and all your other parts. As said, you just remove drum then the 4 bolts from the back and the stub axle comes off leaving the backplate and wheel cylinder untouched. I think you can get the stub axle to pass between the shoes (I night be thinking of the fiesta there) but if you can't you probably only need to remove the lower spring. Fit new stub axle, then fit your current drum with new bearings installed.

i would just fit complete assembly providing drum is in good order and bearing is good, you should not remove hubs by removing cap and undoing hub nut, you should remove them by undoing 4 blue bolts at rear of drum this is what i was told when i worked for ford as the bearings are factory torqued and shouldent be disturbed if possible,this is the most common cause of premature bearing failure, you only need to undo 4 bolts and assy will clear shoes pull it off gently as not to loosen rivits that hold back plate to axle hope this helps :thumb:

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Oh really , ive always removed hubs by undoing the hub nut and is the way i was taught at college , also the mechanic that did my bearing also done it this way. yeah i was thinking of fitting the whole assembly if bearing is fine

they didnt teach you right lol thats why the cap has to be virtually destroyed to get it off its ment to be tamper proof :thumb:

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