Help needed with Ford GT Hub Assy.


PeteK

GT Owner
Apr 18, 2014
1,624
Kalama, Free part of WA State
$84.79 is just for the bearing right?
 

jcthorne

GT Owner
Aug 30, 2011
792
Houston
 

PeteK

GT Owner
Apr 18, 2014
1,624
Kalama, Free part of WA State
Dang. Sounds too good to be true...
 

Kingman

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Aug 11, 2006
4,072
Surf City, USA
I have 4 with 8000miles on them, but they were underwater for 2 days. They are in Saskatchewan, can sent one if you wish.
Joe
Man, there's gotta be a great story that comes with the hubs!
 

Kingman

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Aug 11, 2006
4,072
Surf City, USA
Dang. Sounds too good to be true...

Comes off of a '72 Pinto

















just kidding
 

NorthwoodGT

GT Owner
Jun 12, 2009
1,136
Michigan
joe- didn't realize this was you on the forum when you came out and got the short block. best of luck getting her back together. very interesting story. I now remember you telling me about that. probably a good idea to have changed the hubs. how far up did the water get? I'd be suspicious if any water got into the transaxle as well. thanks for sharing. scott
 

RALPHIE

GT Owner
Mar 1, 2007
7,279
Has anyone looked at these dimensions - View attachment 38186

A 12 foot (144") flange diameter??? !!

View attachment 38187
 

Xcentric

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Jul 9, 2012
5,213
Myakka City, Florida
Dang. Sounds too good to be true...
Like a hub should cost more than $90? Really?

BTW, if you search for these hubs on the web, some sites list them as front only. This is wrong. All four hubs are the same.

I can't imagine there is a high failure rate.
 

PeteK

GT Owner
Apr 18, 2014
1,624
Kalama, Free part of WA State
Like a hub should cost more than $90? Really?

BTW, if you search for these hubs on the web, some sites list them as front only. This is wrong. All four hubs are the same.

I can't imagine there is a high failure rate.
For a car that costs $3000 for a headlight, $2000 for a taillight, etc., this really is bargain basement.

Are these made in China?
 

jcthorne

GT Owner
Aug 30, 2011
792
Houston
No, they are Timken. They are the supplier for many OEM parts. Its good to see top notch suppliers add GT parts to the catalog.

And the price is very similar to the Explorer hubs which while not exactly the same are VERY similar.

I suspect you will see many more parts becoming available in the aftermarket from the OEM suppliers as Ford releases them from their non-compete clauses on the OEM parts.
 
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SaskGT

GT Owner
Dec 24, 2013
47
Water did get in the transaxle. Luckily it did no damage. For anyone who decides to purchase the axle shaft seals from Ford they come as a kit with 2 seals and the installation tool.
Scott did you find a hub? Another forum member would take them if you don't need them.
Joe
 
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PeteK

GT Owner
Apr 18, 2014
1,624
Kalama, Free part of WA State
I just hope that includes the body parts, e.g, headlights, fenders, etc.
 

NorthwoodGT

GT Owner
Jun 12, 2009
1,136
Michigan
Trust me, Rock Auto and other sellers cannot sell you a hub for a GT for under $90.00. let's put it this way, they could actually sell you a hub for about $40.00 if Ford let them. I spoke with the direct manufacturer that makes that hub for Timken under the Timkem name and they cannot sell it to Timken anymore or anyone other than to Ford. I'd like to know why Ford dealer cost on the GT hub was $235.00 and went to $555.00 when the same manufacturer still makes them for Ford?
 

Jason Watt

NFGT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Oct 14, 2005
1,222
Copenhagen, Denmark
The bearing is no longer avalible on the Rockauto site (or anywhere else):confused:frown
 

jcthorne

GT Owner
Aug 30, 2011
792
Houston
You know, if I actually needed a pair of hubs, I'd order the Timken hubs which ARE now in stock by the way, I called and verified. If they turned out to be the wrong part, Rock Auto will take them back at their expense and I'd be out nothing to try. $200 for a name brand replacements or $1100 for a pair with a Ford logo on the box. I'd be willing to give ordering them a try. Further search shows the Timken part is now available from Napa and O'reilly as well. Guess they all are mistaken. The Timken catalog even shows it as a direct replacement for the ford part number. Detail pics from multiple angles of the actual part sure look correct too.

I don't need any and am not going to order parts I don't need. Was just trying to offer info for folks looking for them. Do what you feel necessary. I was not trying to take away anyones livelyhood, just help a community of like car owners.
 

NorthwoodGT

GT Owner
Jun 12, 2009
1,136
Michigan
no worry not affecting me. I tried to order hubs from Rock Auto today and Napa last Friday and while the Timken number is a good number, they both cancelled the order and said not available. I truely wish they were available for all to purchase thru the after market because I think the Ford pricing is ridiculous. a freind of mine has hubs made for his kit car company and they are $35.00 ea. with splined hubs in quantities of 50 at a time so it can be done at a reasonable price. if you find any available in the after market, PLEASE let me know! thanks for the update
 

twobjshelbys

GT Owner
Jul 26, 2010
5,514
Las Vegas, NV
Trust me, Rock Auto and other sellers cannot sell you a hub for a GT for under $90.00. let's put it this way, they could actually sell you a hub for about $40.00 if Ford let them. I spoke with the direct manufacturer that makes that hub for Timken under the Timkem name and they cannot sell it to Timken anymore or anyone other than to Ford. I'd like to know why Ford dealer cost on the GT hub was $235.00 and went to $555.00 when the same manufacturer still makes them for Ford?


So if Timken is selling a part manufactured by someone else (ManufacturerX) that was sold to both Ford and Timken, and ManufacturerX is no longer allowed by Ford to sell to Timken, then this may be a situation where Timken has a certain inventory of these parts, and knowing their source has dried up will sell them out of inventory until stock is depeleted. Then we'll be right back where we started - Ford is the only source at a very high price. But that said, Timken may be selling way below cost if they know they can't get any more. Why wast inventory space?
 

NorthwoodGT

GT Owner
Jun 12, 2009
1,136
Michigan
I found the hub thing very strange. Ford was out of stock for about 1 1/2 years and then when they came back, that's when the price went nuts. I'm thinking you are right that Timken was selling them too to the after markets and everyone ran out including Ford. being a Ford supplier, you have to play by their rules or they will find someone else to make parts especially when you are possibly makeing several SKUs for an OEM at the same time. don't bite the proverbial hand that feeds you as they say!
 

jcthorne

GT Owner
Aug 30, 2011
792
Houston
Timken is now listing the hub assembly as an aftermarket supply part.

TIMKEN Part # HA590342Timken Hub for GT.jpg

Does this look like the right part? They show as available for $86 and fit all 4 wheels.
 

Darthvader

Well-known member
Aug 4, 2007
287
LufkinTexas
hello all:
Looking for a wheel hub assembly for the GT. what I need is a bad one believe it or not. Ford is on indefinite back order on new ones and I have a source who can replace the bearing which is the part that goes bad. in case you don't understand which part I am referring to, it is the hub that the wheel bolts to with the studs. these are removable from the aluminum upright knuckle and is the same on all 4 corners of the car. Ford had the insight to use the same hub on all 4 corners even though the hubs are all splined for the rear axles only and that part doesn't get used for the front. Just need a frozen up or noisey hub. will replace it with a fresh rebuilt unit when I send it back to you.
and please, no Explorer hubs or explanation that they are the same. they are not! thanks for any help my GT brothers can provide. scott
I have 2 laying around that are in perfect shape, came off of a 2k mile parts car.