Ford Focus manuals

Ford Focus Service Manual: Wheel Spindle

Item Part Number Description
1 4A492 Wheel spindle
2 W704332 Wheel spindle bolt (4 required)
3 W500012 Wheel speed sensor bolt
4 Brake tube fitting


NOTICE: Suspension fasteners are critical parts because they affect performance of vital components and systems and their failure may result in major service expense. New parts must be installed with the same part numbers or equivalent part, if replacement is necessary. Do not use a replacement part of lesser quality or substitute design. Torque values must be used as specified during reassembly to make sure correct retention of these parts.

All vehicles

  1. Remove the brake drum. For additional information, refer to Section  206-02.
  1. Disconnect the brake tube fitting from the wheel cylinder.

Vehicles with anti-lock brakes

  1. Remove the wheel speed sensor bolt and position the sensor aside.

All vehicles

  1. Remove the 4 wheel spindle bolts and spindle.
    • Support the rear brake assembly using mechanic's wire.
    • Discard the bolts.


All vehicles

  1. Position the wheel spindle and install the 4 new bolts.
    • Tighten to 103 Nm (76 lb-ft).

Vehicles with anti-lock brakes

  1. Position the wheel speed sensor and install the bolt.
    • Tighten to 9 Nm (80 lb-in).

All vehicles

  1. Install the brake drum. For additional information, refer to Section  206-02.
  1. Connect the brake tube fitting to the wheel cylinder.
    • Tighten to 15 Nm (133 lb-in).
  1. Bleed the brake wheel cylinder. For additional information, refer to Section  206-00 for component bleeding.
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