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I think the best way is the Ford shop manual procedure,I will send it to you.Let me know if you need further assistance please.Once you have the hub removed,then just pull the axle out,it is the same for either side,you may have to pull hard as the vacuum seal somtime sticks in the knuckle
NOTE: Caliper is removed for clarity.
NOTE: Carry out this step for F-250 and F-350 4x4 SRW vehicles.
NOTE: Carry out this step for DRW vehicles.
NOTE: If excessive force must be used during brake rotor removal, the brake rotors should be checked for lateral runout prior to installation. For additional information, refer to Section 206-00.
Vehicles equipped with ABS
CAUTION: Do not remove the ABS sensor from the bearing.
NOTE: The wheel hub and bearing is a slip fit design and should not require a puller to remove it.
Vehicles with ABS
NOTE: If necessary, position the hub in a soft-jawed vise.
NOTE: Any time the wheel hub is removed for any reason, a new O-ring seal must be installed. Failure to do so can cause a vacuum leak and loss of four wheel drive operations.
NOTE: Position the hub in a soft-jawed vise.
NOTE: Apply a coat of Ford High Temperature 4x4 Front Axle and Wheel Bearing Grease E8TZ-19590-A meeting Ford specification ESA-M1C198-A to the O-ring area of the wheel hub and bearing before installing the hub and bearing.
Vehicle equipped with ABS
NOTE: The following step applies only to vehicles equipped with ABS.
CAUTION: The non-metallic thrust washer must be installed between the two metal thrust washers. Failure to do so will cause severe wear to the non-metallic thrust washer, allowing the axle shaft to travel further in and out during torque thrust causing damage to the wheel hub and bearing, the axle shaft end seal and the axle shaft.
NOTE: Any time the hub lock is removed, a new O-ring seal must be installed. Failure to do so can cause a vacuum leak and loss of four wheel drive functions.
NOTE: Carry out this step for DRW vehicles only.