Ford Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Hello, this is Bob. I will do my best to assist you.
Hi Bob this is Bill
Do you have auto locking hubs?
no manual locking hubs
have you removed the lock out cap yet?
The locking ring looks like it needs a 6 pronged 3" socket but I don't know where to find one
So you need to remove the bearing retainer nut correct?
I think it is called the lock nut that needs to be removed and take off the hub as a complete unit to get to the rotor
This is the common tool to remove the bearing retainer nuts.
It is not 3'' and has 4 prongs not six.
it doesn't look like this does it?
this is what the hub looks like with the cap removed. The ring has six slots, but would a four prong work?
I rented a universal socket set from Advanced Auto and had the four prong socket in there but it seemed to be too small.
Good photo. If you look at the photo I sent you will see that he is removing a snap ring from the rotor, you should have the same snap ring on your hub. It is round and fits in a grove in the rotor.
You will need a sharp pick or small thin bladed screw driver to remove it from the grove.
Once the snap ring is out the lockout assembly pulls out then you remove the retainer nut.
Some models also have a snap ring on the axle shaft too.
so the snap ring and the retainer nut needs to be removed to take off the hub or just the snap ring
The retainer nut holds the bearings and rotor on. Do you only need to remove the lockout hub?
I need to remove the lockout hub to replace the rotor
Then you need to remove the snap ring and lockout hub then you remove the bearing retainer nut with a tool like the one in the first photo I sent.
Ok I understand! Thanks Bob!
Were you able to get the snap ring uot?
Were you able to get the snap ring out?
My buddy and I will have to work on it this weekend. I needed clarification on what needed to be removed
Here is another image. You may have to press the hub in while prying the snap ring out. The snap ring can fight you when trying to remove it.
If you need more assistance on this issue please reply back.
ok great! thanks