Short video on "How To Replace The Wheel Bearing / Hub On Your 2001 Ford Taurus / Mercury Sable " Always consult a workshop manual for proper procedure or take your vehicle to a professional local shop.

15 thoughts on “Replace front wheel bearing / hub ford taurus / mercury sable”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars hobart666 says:

    Greatest how to vid ever!! Concise and to the point without the bantor & babble we have to endure from most other channels! Just did this on an 05 Sable with ABS, the ring is in the way yes. But not so much as so you can't get the bolts out, it actually ends up as a retainer ring for the bolts so you can't lose them. the top bolt should either be done last or only unscrew half way then remove the socket and unscrew the rest by hand. This whole job took me two hours only because I do things methodically and not because I had to pound it out for an hour and a half. That part only took about 3 min since the car has had regular washes since it began it's life in Maryland. Great vid I'm subbed!

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Cory J Krum says:

    What did you use to get the top bolt out without removing the lower balljoint or shock mount

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kenneth says:

    I didn't know there would ever be an SMA video without commentary. Very strange.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kenneth says:

    I didn't know there would ever be an SMA video without commentary. Very strange.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Scott Yakoubian says:

    Interesting. Basically we were walked through the same procedures by the same person, but we FAR prefer to see Eric O. Therefore, Eric O, is the main driver of this channel’s popularity. We all knew that, but this really exemplified it. I guess that’s what “celebrity“ is about.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Marriott says:

    "BEAT, RATTLE, WIGGLE, PULL" – Applies to so, so much. Also, very weirdly, is exactly how one would describe my dance moves!

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Scott Ketchum says:

    I replaced the hub assembly on my girlfriends taurus 03, and the axle nut was a 30mm and I had to hammer and chisel for at least a couple hours. It was way more difficult to get to the three bolts holding the hub assembly than it was on my grand am.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeff says:

    Fantastic silent movie… the best I've seen in a long long time! I understood everything you showed us without any doubts. Thank you for the good video!

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mr. Nobody says:

    A different kind of video from the SMA Channel no dialog but still very informative as usual. B + Rating

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gerald Olmstead says:

    I gave you a thumbs down because I would have liked to have had you walk us through that ordeal because you are so good about doing it. I like to hear you talking about your work as you progress thou it. A little redundant but you get the point. keep up the good work Jake Olmstead

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Cy Hazlett says:

    2003 Ford Taurus SES, Mine took about 11 hours of air hammering, grinding with a grinder & hitting with a 4 pound hammer to finally break it free. If your having trouble getting to the top bolt put a jack underneath the ball joint & jack it up level with the drive shaft then push drive shaft in a little it will give you just enough room to get a 15mm socket in there with an extension. Spray PB Blaster on the bolts. If you take off the lower ball joint you can remove the drive shaft then easily access the 3 bolts holding wheel bearing in. I used a pickle fork to break ball joint loose then a digging bar to get it out of its slot. Spray PB blaster on everything to make things a lot easier to remove & re assembly!

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars DarkSkyWest says:

    This worked for me on my '97 Mercury Sable OHV. You don't need the tie-rod puller, don't even go there if you don't have to. I think the ABS enabled cars are something different than this and hence the difference among the videos youtube. One additional tip for getting the axle to push back: you can use the 30mm axle nut as a surface to apply a blow to push the axle back. Just back the nut out to a little past the tip of the axle bolt, creating a small concavity with no outer axle threads exposed. Then I used a 5 lbs sledge hammer and gently gave it one even whack and it was enough. No thread damage. I didn't have a brass hammer and wood was too soft.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MRM says:

    I just replaced my front left wheel bearing on a 1998 Taurus with ABS, and there was absolutely no way to get a wrench or socket on those three bolts without removing the axle. To get enough clearance, I had to take apart the lower ball joint and slide the control arm off the strut, so I just ended up replacing the ball joint too while I had it all apart..

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars m ph says:

    I see that Taurus is not equipped with ABS. I have been disassembling the entire front ends to get those hubs out, does pushing the axle back on ABS cars give enough room to get the bolts out around the ABS Ring?

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars alb12345672 says:

    Do you reuse the hub nuts? I feel guilty and always buy new from ford. Once and aftermarket one was too oval and ruined threads. 

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