63 ford falcon front wheel bearing replacement

Asked by Oct 11, 2015 at 02:15 PM about the 1963 Ford Falcon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 63 ford falcon futura with a bad
drivers front side wheel bearing. Ive worked
on cars before but have never done a
bearing could someone help me find out
exactly which bearing I need to buy and
what tools I will need and also how to
replace it. Thank you

3 Answers


With the year we will have to asume it has drum brakes, Having said that you will have to buy the inner wheel bearing and the outer wheel bearing, they are fairly cheap, maybe 5.00 each, they will come with the bearing and race (the cone the bearing sits in) Remove the drum and bearings, the inner one you will have to remove the seal first (replace seal as well) then you have to take a punch knock out the old race and install the new one. You should not use the punch to install the race, a piece of brass stock is best.once you install the new race, pack the new bearings with grease and install the inner bearing with a new seal and put the drum on the car and install the outer bearing and washer and nut, tighten the nut to propper tension (do not over tighten) install cotter key and dust cap.

1 people found this helpful.

What does it mean to pack the bearings? Like just shove a bunch of grease in them?


What you have to do is go buy bearing grease, put some in the palm of you hand, in a cupping motion with the large side of the bearing facing your palm rub the bearing in your hand forcing the grease through the bearing. You will see when it starts to come out the smaller end of the bearing

Your Answer:


Looking for a Used Falcon in your area?

CarGurus has 42 nationwide Falcon listings and the tools to find you a great deal.


Ford Falcon Experts

  • #1
    Troy Witt
  • #2
  • #3
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
273 Great Deals out of 37,583 listings starting at $1,350
Used Ford Fairlane
71 listings
Used Ford Galaxie
101 listings
Used Ford Thunderbird
18 Great Deals out of 1,072 listings starting at $6,498
Used Ford Ranchero
40 listings
Used Chevrolet Corvette
81 Great Deals out of 15,017 listings starting at $3,620
Used Chevrolet Impala
369 Great Deals out of 25,634 listings starting at $950
Used Chevrolet Nova
136 listings

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.