how hard to replace wheel bearings - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource
Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiast!

Go Back   Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource Arrow Ranger-Forums General Forum Arrow General Ford Ranger Discussion

General Ford Ranger Discussion General discussion of the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-30-2010
jtfoxman's Avatar
Thread Starter

I am: JT Fox
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: The Poconos
Vehicle: 1997 Ford Ranger XLT Supe
Posts: 891
Total Props: 0
Wirelessly posted

My drivers side wheel has a little wobble to it when push/pull at 12& 6. I'd like to do them myself since it is insanely expense at the shop. Do I need any special tools? I have a Haynes and it has like 20 steps to it. It is actually that involved? Thanks all!
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
Old 12-30-2010
john93rangerstx's Avatar
I am: john MCCARTHY
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: WARWICK RI
Vehicle: 1993 FORD RANGER STX
Posts: 895
Total Props: 0
it not hard at all you might wnat to get a magnet to get the keyway out you might be able to titen the nut more that is if the bearing looks good
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
Old 12-30-2010
Jrevans2002's Avatar
I am: John E.
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Chicago, Ill
Vehicle: 2007 XLT
Posts: 560
Total Props: 0
There are inner and out bearings but there is also what's called a "race" and it can wears out too. That's at the outside edge of the rotor and can be replaced. The inner part of the rotor has a grease seal that goes on after you grease and load the bearing in to the rotor. The inner bearing is larger and round and the outer bearing is smaller and angled. If you have never done it, it can be a bit overwhelming. It is very messy too. Greasing new bearing takes time and effort. Ask around if you know a few guys that work on their own cars. Not many cars have bearing that need to be greased, hub bearing assemblies took that task away when front drive cars became so popular.
Good Luck,

2007 XLT Super Cab 2.3 5 Speed Auto 2 WD
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -
Old 12-31-2010
19Ranger96's Avatar
iTrader: (1)
I am: Kyle B
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: The couv...Not canada eh
Vehicle: 1996 ranger 4x4
Posts: 68
Total Props: 0
Simple as pie! Took me about 2 hours to do both sides of mine (96 4wd). you have to buy a special socket depending on whether you have manual or autohubs, new races(x4), new bearings(x4) and new "oil seals"(x2). also might want to buy two new o-rings for your hubs. ohhh and some grease. and it only cost about $120 including a new socket.
Reply With Quote
+ 0 -

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1999 3.0 4 wheel drive wheel bearings Prangy General Ford Ranger Discussion 0 12-08-2011 10:37 PM
Need to replace bearings on 98 Ranger heed316 General Ford Ranger Discussion 7 04-17-2011 07:47 PM
Removing carpen and replace with plasic hard floors? kris142 Interior Semi-Tech 1 08-15-2010 12:15 AM
Boyfriend wants me to replace my muffler bearings..... FordRangerGirl General Ford Ranger Discussion 80 12-10-2006 09:05 AM
is it hard to replace the rear speakers in an extended cab? crawly1025 Audio & Video Tech 17 06-03-2006 10:50 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:54 PM.