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Old 04-26-2011, 08:41 AM
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Default Front wheel bearing

How hard is it to swap out on a 4wd Ranger?
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:13 AM
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you have to replace the whole hub assembly...its a sealed unit
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:32 AM
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you have to replace the whole hub assembly...its a sealed unit
I know that, but how hard is it? Any special tools?
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:49 AM
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buy you a cheap $15 3 finger puller on a scale 1-10 its a 5 took me 30 min
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Old 04-26-2011, 10:27 AM
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buy you a cheap $15 3 finger puller on a scale 1-10 its a 5 took me 30 min
... maybe if he was replacing REAR wheel bearings...

ryan, front hub bearings are easy. Pull the wheel, remove the brake caliper/cradle assembly, remove the 32mm nut holding the cv axle in the hub, remove the UPPER control arm from the spindle, disconnect your abs wire from the truck (if equipped), pull splined end of cv axle out of hub assembly, remove 3 bolts from back of hub assembly then re-assemble in reverse order. I highly recommend the use of air tools/wd-40 or pb blaster. you'll thank me later.
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Old 04-26-2011, 10:34 AM
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i was talking about the front
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Old 04-26-2011, 10:36 AM
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i was talking about the front
care to explain where in the hell you would use a "3-finger puller" on a 01-up 4x4 front hub bearing replacement job?
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Old 04-26-2011, 10:57 AM
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when the hub will not come off the axle ive had to use one the last time i changed mine.

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Old 04-26-2011, 11:37 AM
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That situation is a rarity, most people never need to go to such great lengths.

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Old 04-26-2011, 02:29 PM
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... maybe if he was replacing REAR wheel bearings...

ryan, front hub bearings are easy. Pull the wheel, remove the brake caliper/cradle assembly, remove the 32mm nut holding the cv axle in the hub, remove the UPPER control arm from the spindle, disconnect your abs wire from the truck (if equipped), pull splined end of cv axle out of hub assembly, remove 3 bolts from back of hub assembly then re-assemble in reverse order. I highly recommend the use of air tools/wd-40 or pb blaster. you'll thank me later.
Thanks, I figured it was gunna be easy, just figured I'd ask beforehand. My noise is getting worse and my ABS light came on today for my left front...
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Old 04-26-2011, 03:03 PM
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It's easy as pie if you do it the way Drew mentioned.
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Old 04-26-2011, 05:55 PM
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Default Re: Front wheel bearing

Its like a FWD car, eh?
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Old 04-26-2011, 06:27 PM
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I had to use one on both sides of mine. damn things would not come off without them.
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:44 PM
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Default Re: Front wheel bearing

Well my truck only has 47k on it..
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Old 04-27-2011, 10:55 PM
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Old one came off in less than 45 minutes, new one will be here Friday.
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