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Old 10-05-2009, 09:42 AM
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my driver side wheel bearings bad and im seein if its possible to relace it myself. anyone ever do it?
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Old 10-05-2009, 12:58 PM
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the hub/bearing assembly is a sealed unit on your 4x4......it's a pretty easy swap. you gotta unbolt the CV shaft, remove your caliper and rotor, and then take out the 3 mounting bolts on the backside of your steering knuckle. then the hub/bearing assy comes right off.
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Old 10-05-2009, 01:33 PM
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the hub/bearing assembly is a sealed unit on your 4x4......it's a pretty easy swap. you gotta unbolt the CV shaft, remove your caliper and rotor, and then take out the 3 mounting bolts on the backside of your steering knuckle. then the hub/bearing assy comes right off.
costly?
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Old 10-05-2009, 01:44 PM
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have you priced out the wheelbearing/hub assys yet? Yes, they are pretty spendy.


check out www.rockauto.com. Timkin brand is the best stuff to get.
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Old 10-05-2009, 02:44 PM
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Yeah same here..
I need to replace mines also.
I am wondering how do you do it? I was looking at some guides online and it looks hard..

And do i need any special tools?
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If you go rockauto.com here is a 5% discount code 22434771817735 expires November 22, 2009
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Old 10-05-2009, 03:25 PM
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have you priced out the wheelbearing/hub assys yet? Yes, they are pretty spendy.


check out www.rockauto.com. Timkin brand is the best stuff to get.
do i have to buy new hub assys? cuz the wheel bearing itself are only like 15 bucks on tht website u gave me
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Old 10-05-2009, 03:30 PM
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I can get the wheel bearings at my local auto zone for like 9 buxs.
But i am wondering how do you do it?
Is it hard to do?

Is there any guides on how to do it?
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I can get the wheel bearings at my local auto zone for like 9 buxs.
But i am wondering how do you do it?
Is it hard to do?

Is there any guides on how to do it?
the only guide i know of is either chilton or haynes...but im not sure if they have wheel bearing instructions in it....1 sec ill look
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Old 10-05-2009, 03:33 PM
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wannabe pretty much just laid it all out for you guys. why don't you just spend some time gettin to know your truck and unbolt it all, just to see the bearings, and make sure they look exactly like what you're getting online, and just put it all back together until your bearings come.
if they're 15 bucks might as well replace the front two at the same time, if not all four.
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Old 10-05-2009, 03:35 PM
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i cant find it in my chilton book but found this on the internet....http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_do_you...Ranger_XLT_4x4
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also check this out.....http://www.therangerstation.com/tech...28Rebuild.html
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in the 2nd pic; do u need any special tooling to take all that apart??
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no just a hammer and flat head screw driver
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