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Old 12-29-2011, 01:18 PM
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Default How to pack front wheel bearings?

again not a mechanic...went to get a front alignment said he wouldnt do it until i packed my front wheel bearings....so i leave it up the ranger gurus once again to let me know how i pack my front wheel bearings...94 4.0 4x4
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Old 12-29-2011, 02:02 PM
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Default Re: How to pack front wheel bearings?

1. Go to Autozone and rent(deposit returned when it is returned) a Bearing Packer
2. Get a tube of Lub
3. Lift up yer ranger and remove wheels
4. Remove cotter pin and Spindle nut
5. Pop out old bearing
6. Clean up bearing(s) check for damage or wear
7. Put lube in the bearing Packer
8. Put bearing in bearing packer.
9. Push top down to Squish lube in!

Install your bearings in reverse order


I brought my bearing with me and the guy packed them for me in the store for 10 bucks!

Sweet!
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Old 12-29-2011, 02:23 PM
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Default Re: How to pack front wheel bearings?

^^^Not so fast there.

First, he has a 4x4 truck.

You will need to jack up remove tires.

Next, remove the brake caliper and associated parts.

Now if it has not come off already, remove hub.

There is a snap ring on the inner axle shaft, remove this. There should be 2 or 3 washers behind it.

Next, remove the axle nut. There are two that are locked against one another. Start with the outer most nut. Use a flat tip and a hammer to knock it around. Or, you can buy the FORD removal tool.

Once the nut is off, slide the washer with the holes in it off. Followed by the 2nd nut.

You can now pull the rotor off. The front wheel bearings will most likely fall out.

The rear bearing is in the back of the rotor. There is a seal that will need to be removed and most likely damaged.

Once the bearings are removed, use a good synthetic water proof grease. Put a glob in your hand and proceed to mash the bearing in the grease. (Refer to video)

After bearings are repacked, reinstall. Make sure to get a new seal.

**This is a motorcycle bearing, but same thing***

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Old 12-29-2011, 02:39 PM
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Default Re: How to pack front wheel bearings?

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again not a mechanic...went to get a front alignment said he wouldnt do it until i packed my front wheel bearings....so i leave it up the ranger gurus once again to let me know how i pack my front wheel bearings...94 4.0 4x4
Front wheel brgs are one of those things........If in doubt, farm it out.
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Old 12-29-2011, 02:46 PM
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Default Re: How to pack front wheel bearings?

I gave him the quick run down from my cell.

Sheez shoot me for being vague
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Old 12-29-2011, 02:51 PM
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Default Re: How to pack front wheel bearings?

I missed something somewhere, what happened to Jason Finn (Dangerranger91)?
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Old 12-29-2011, 03:01 PM
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Default Re: How to pack front wheel bearings?

i will pm you. dont talk about it in this thread

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i always pack my wheel bearings with my hand, i force the grease into the bearings , i just did it today. be sure to clean the old grease off i use shop towels and gasoline
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Old 12-29-2011, 03:11 PM
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Default Re: How to pack front wheel bearings?

Good writeup Pooleo. But what if he still has Auto hubs?

He would only have ONE spindle nut with that pain in the ass little key that he needs a magnet to remove.
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Old 12-29-2011, 04:07 PM
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Default Re: How to pack front wheel bearings?

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Good writeup Pooleo. But what if he still has Auto hubs?

He would only have ONE spindle nut with that pain in the ass little key that he needs a magnet to remove.
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I never delt with auto hubs

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Heres a diagram, this is for auto hub

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Old 12-30-2011, 08:05 AM
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Default Re: How to pack front wheel bearings?

yes i still have garbage auto hubs that need replaced and when i do im gonna put lockouts on it...would it be better to spend the 40 bucks and just replace them while i have it tore apart? prolly right
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Old 12-30-2011, 08:20 AM
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Default Re: How to pack front wheel bearings?

You'll have a lot more than 40 bucks into the lockout hub swap lol

And pooleo, I KNOW you've dealt w/ them before, so dont give me any shit!
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Old 12-30-2011, 09:36 AM
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Default Re: How to pack front wheel bearings?

i know that im sayin for new wheel bearings its 20 a side so since i have to pull it all apart any ways i might as well put new ones in
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Old 12-30-2011, 09:49 AM
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Default Re: How to pack front wheel bearings?

Yea, definitely.

Also you dont really need a bearing packer to grease your bearings.

I take a glob of grease on a rag and run the bearing through it multiple times. Never failed me.
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