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Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 6:01 pm 
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hio guys ive gota real bad vibration through teh car at 140kph so i thought it might be teh wheel bearing, so ive bought bearings, axle stands, trolley jack ect

so can soem one scan in or point me to a no bs guid ehow to do it.

i have basic tools and access to a press at work (ima lecky), my automotive skill sare limite dso pics would be good lol
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Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 6:45 pm 
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Front or back?

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 8:32 pm 
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i got bearing for all 4 hopefully ill just need to do teh front, as i was told by a bomadore owner he had to remove the rear axle to do his rear bearing
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Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 8:45 pm 
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Indeed the rear axles have to be removed to do the rear bearings. Obviously this includes brake setups etc.

Front is simple, although i do suggest getting a repair manual as a guide.

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:50 pm 
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cheers i will jack teh whole car up, if the front (which i think it is) fixes my high speed vibration, tehn ill just do teh front and leave the rears till i change gears diff or brakes

could some one scan taht page of teh manual in please as i don't ahve oen and no one has manuals for me fd ltd :( how ever i am bidding on one on ebay :)
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Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 10:31 pm 
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You could just buy an XD manual, as they are the same car from a mechanical point of view.

I'd gladly do it but i dont have a scanner.

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 12:58 am 
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it's a fd which is a xe model. Yea I wad thing of buying that manual yhat does xd xe xf bit seems a bit of a waste ehen I'm bidding on a big ford one on ebay.
O well I will c if some one has them
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Posted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 10:14 am 
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OOPS, yeah i ment XE.

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 4:16 pm 
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i bought one of those stupid trolly jacks from super cheap.
its rated to 1400kg the stupid thing hasn't got enough go to lift one side of teh ltd as sson as its about to lift of ground it drops down.

also if i was lets say through it under teh diff or similar, teh only way to realease teh ressure is via a screw on teh body its self, so i need to climb under the car and realese it.

what a joke!!!!

so what teh best way to get one wheel of teh car ata a time. i have 4 axle stands and wheel chocks incase it matters no normal wheel jack though
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Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 10:14 am 
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Use your factory jack to do one wheel at a time. I use the factory jack to do oil changes , swap tyres , takes f**k all time.

And are u sure u need wheel bearings? not a wheel allignment or a tyre balance? jack ur car up on each corner and seee if the wheel wobbles east- west, north -south,if it wobbles then u got problems and if it doesnt it could be a tyre balance u need or even a wheel alignment but i reckon u need a Balance and correct tyre pressure as u said it happens when u go over 100km/hr

 

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