Hello, I just did this on my 1994 Aerostar EB AWD. The front wheel bearings are part of the wheel hub assembly. The bearing is not replaceable by itself. Jack it up, remove the wheel, remove the axle nut, remove the 3 13mm 12pt. bolts on the inner side of the hub assembly (spray with penetrant and hope for the best), tap the hub with a hammer and remove. New hub assembly can be had for @$100.00 at local auto parts store.
Remove the tire and wheel from your 1997 Chevy Astro. Remove the axle end. Remove the wheel bearing nut. Remove the wheel bearing and the wheel seal. Reverse the process to install the new front wheel bearing.
Remove the fifth wheel
The Ford Aerostar front hub bolt should be torqued at 120 pounds of pressure. The hub bolt should not be over tightened as it can ruin the wheel seal.
yes , because the seal is behind the torque converter
AWD = All Wheel Drive FWD = Front Wheel Drive
a AWD Hybrid is a 4 wheel drive Hybrid
attached to the transmission on the bellhousing.
( No ) the 1997 Ford Explorer uses automatic transmissions that are ELECTRONICALLY controlled , where the 1992 model year is not ( P.S. I'm not a mechanic / technician )
Chances are is a corroded wire in the wheel speed sensor wires or your front wheel bearing which is a common problem for the rendezvous
If it's anything like my 01 montero 4x4, its not fun. you have to remove the wheel bearing, and repack it. takes time and patience. your better off taking it to a garage for this one.
I am assuming by rotor bearing you mean a wheel bearing, to see if a wheel bearing is bad there are two was to do this, first is to move the wheel in a up and down motion (with your hands) and see if there is any play, the other way (if it is the front wheel bearings this will only worth with an awd or fwd vehicle) you can lift the car and put it in drive and listen for any noise coming from the bearing itself, you may need a pair of electronic ears or a stethoscope to do this, if there is a grinding or rumbling noise at all, you have yourself a bad wheel bearing
All Wheel Drive