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Old 02-13-2018, 08:40 PM
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Default Wheel hub assembly

I searched and am having trouble finding direct answers. Couple questions for the guru's.
2005 FX4 4.0 auto trans.

1. Looking for a quality brand of wheel hub assembly's.
Are Timkins any good? Not looking to cheap out here, open to suggestions.

2. When searching for the right part many sites say "4 wheel ABS" but this model only has front ABS. The only thing going to the rear drums is the E brake cable so either I'm an idiot or something doesn't jive with those websites. Even the guy at NAPA was scratching his head on this one. He couldn't find the right part. TIA
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Old 02-13-2018, 10:11 PM
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I searched and am having trouble finding direct answers. Couple questions for the guru's.
2005 FX4 4.0 auto trans.

1. Looking for a quality brand of wheel hub assembly's.
Are Timkins any good? Not looking to cheap out here, open to suggestions.

2. When searching for the right part many sites say "4 wheel ABS" but this model only has front ABS. The only thing going to the rear drums is the E brake cable so either I'm an idiot or something doesn't jive with those websites. Even the guy at NAPA was scratching his head on this one. He couldn't find the right part. TIA
Timkin bearings are arguably the best of bearings, automotive wise. But there will be one person who will chime in to say differently sooner or later.

You should have two lines coming out of the master cylinder that go right into the ABS module and three lines come out, one is for the back wheels and the other two are for each front wheel. Does this sound right? This means you should have 4 wheel ABS brakes. There may be also a front wheel sensor in the front wheels.


And what parts outside of the bearings/seals are we looking for on this FX4 of yours?
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Old 02-14-2018, 07:46 AM
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Thanks for the input on the Timken hubs. I will go with them. The truck is at my buddy's shop having new E brake cables put in today but when I get it home tonight I will check the master cylinder. I know there is a speed sensor on top of the rear differential is that part of the rear ABS? Through my ignorance I thought ABS only applied to disc brakes and not the drums as I have in the rear. As far as other parts, I am going to put in new CV axles while he has it apart to do the hub assembly's. The hubs have 100K miles on them and I am getting a squeak/light grinding noise out of the front passenger side. I'm at 190K on the original CV axles so since I'm not 100% sure its the hub and not the CV's I will swap them out as well. I am getting close to borrowed time on them. My land is back up in the middle of nowhere and a breakdown out there would mean a tow truck might not be able to get to me. So changing out some parts a little early is a million times better than being a minute to late.
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Old 02-14-2018, 03:37 PM
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Turns out it does have 4 wheel ABS. I am an idiot. When I change out the CV axles should I change out the Axle Output Shaft Seals? Or should I just leave those alone?
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Old 02-14-2018, 06:34 PM
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Thanks for the input on the Timken hubs. I will go with them. The truck is at my buddy's shop having new E brake cables put in today but when I get it home tonight I will check the master cylinder. I know there is a speed sensor on top of the rear differential is that part of the rear ABS? Through my ignorance I thought ABS only applied to disc brakes and not the drums as I have in the rear. As far as other parts, I am going to put in new CV axles while he has it apart to do the hub assembly's. The hubs have 100K miles on them and I am getting a squeak/light grinding noise out of the front passenger side. I'm at 190K on the original CV axles so since I'm not 100% sure its the hub and not the CV's I will swap them out as well. I am getting close to borrowed time on them. My land is back up in the middle of nowhere and a breakdown out there would mean a tow truck might not be able to get to me. So changing out some parts a little early is a million times better than being a minute to late.
Fully understand, I travel out and away from civilization as often as I can, some times more than others and nothing worse than not being able to even limp home. If and when Nye County gets off its hands about the drilling of wells on open land again, I may entertain buying some property again myself. NOT looking to buy a 100 acres of land if I cant get water rights or dig a well tho.


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Turns out it does have 4 wheel ABS. I am an idiot. When I change out the CV axles should I change out the Axle Output Shaft Seals? Or should I just leave those alone?
If it were me, i'd do it while I was in there just to have it done. Nothing worse than going way out of your way to have to fix something, only to skip a step, that drives the cost far up and beyond the price it should have been.. # doingworktwice
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Old 02-14-2018, 06:52 PM
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Sounds great I just ordered the seals as well. I really appreciate your help!!
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