Re: wheel bearing w/ speed sensor
Just be sure to torque the caliper bolts and hub nut to spec when you replace them - pretty critical.
Caliper mounting bolts: 1997 and earlier 38 -48 ft/lbs; 1998 and later 21 -26 ft/lbs
Caliper mounting bracket to spindle bolts: 85 ft/lbs
Hub and bearing to steering knuckle mounting bolts 4wd: 85 ft/lbs
Driveaxle/hub nut (4wd 1998 on); 162 ft/lbs
Specs as found in Haynes manual.
Some recommend replacing the hub nut with a new one (which may or may not come with the replacement bearing), but most mechanics don't have any problem with re-using the old one if it's in good shape - just be sure that it's torqued properly - also, using an impact gun runs the risk of overtorquing this nut, and if that happens, you're looking at an early beaing failure.
2003 Supercab Flareside
4 liter V6
4x4 FX4 Level I
5 speed Auto
4.10 LS Rear
Last edited by north44; 07-24-2011 at 07:07 AM.
Reason: added spec