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Old 07-23-2011, 06:44 AM
EZ2FLEE EZ2FLEE is offline
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Default wheel bearing w/ speed sensor

How big of a job is it to change the drivers side front wheel bearing.... Never done one on something with abs, just kinda wondering what I should expect when I real into it....any tips are appreciated............its 02 edge 4x4 with abs

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Old 07-23-2011, 06:48 AM
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Default Re: wheel bearing w/ speed sensor

needed to do one on my 03 FX4...which is a sealed unit...i just let the dealer do it because it was a little too involved for my liking...need more info about your truck...year, whether its 2 or 4wd
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Old 07-23-2011, 07:47 AM
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Default Re: wheel bearing w/ speed sensor

i just did my 02 edge 4x4 this morning,you need a impact gun(i used an electric one) with a 32mm socket for the axle nut,a 3 jaw gear puller (loaner at autozone) to seperate the hub from the splined axle shaft and a 15mm wrench,socket and breaker bar along with some penetrating oil.
once you remove the caliper,caliper bracket and rotor its smooth sailing,
easy job took a whole hour once the wheel was off.
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Old 07-23-2011, 03:15 PM
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Thank you for the info
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Old 07-24-2011, 07:04 AM
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Default 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.
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