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Icon4 How to replace front wheel bearing?

Is it pretty straight forward? Does the front axle shaft need to be removed to do so?

Any how-to's would be great, thanks!

is this how? Looks to be a 4x4 explorer...

http://www.ehow.com/video_2327688_re...-bearings.html

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its pretty easy. all you do is take everything off till you get to the bearing. your 4wd right? and are you doing the back or the front? if your doing the front you have to buy the whole hub
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I'm doing the front, why do i have to buy the whole hub? It's a 93 remember..?
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i was thinking yours was an 01 for some reason
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hahaha I WISH!! So is it pretty basic for Gen 3's then?
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hahaha I WISH!! So is it pretty basic for Gen 3's then?
its not difficult, its just tricky setting the bearing preload when you tighten the nut back down. the bearing races are pressed into the rotor/ hub, you will have to get those out to put in the new ones unless youre replacing the rotors at the same time, most of the time new rotors come with races in them already. make sure and buy new bearing seals that are pressed into the back of the rotor behind the inner bearing. dont cheap out on bearings and pack the new ones well.

edit: its very similar to the video, but thats a 2wd exploder so yours will look a bit different because you will have an axle shaft through your spindle, and no, your axle shafts dont need to come out
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thanks buddy! I actually have a new set of rotors that are going in and ahve all new seals.. and I'm going to buy new bearings this afternoon, along with new TRE's and BJ's... MOOG baby
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thanks buddy! I actually have a new set of rotors that are going in and ahve all new seals.. and I'm going to buy new bearings this afternoon, along with new TRE's and BJ's... MOOG baby
sweet just double check that your new rotors have races pressed in them. your new bearings will come with races too, but you wont need them if they are already in the rotor. MOOG FTW!!
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GREASE !
Make sure you use Wheel Bearing Grease and NOT chassis grease.
And pack them just as full as you can get them ,even if they already look like there is enough there.
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sweet just double check that your new rotors have races pressed in them. your new bearings will come with races too, but you wont need them if they are already in the rotor. MOOG FTW!!
Wrong. Always use the races that come with the bearings.They are machined to fit together as a set.Don't mix different bearings and races or reuse old races with new bearings.
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Wrong. Always use the races that come with the bearings.They are machined to fit together as a set.Don't mix different bearings and races or reuse old races with new bearings.
ive always used them and have never had a problem. if he doest have the tools to pop the old ones out and put the new ones in its useless trying to do it yourself.
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All it takes is a ball peen hammer and a brass punch.
I don't have the time right now to go back and search for all the posts where guys have had front bearing problems and stated they reused the same races yet kept blowing bearings , but is has been quite a few.
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All it takes is a ball peen hammer and a brass punch.
I don't have the time right now to go back and search for all the posts where guys have had front bearing problems and stated they reused the same races yet kept blowing bearings , but is has been quite a few.
i didnt say reuse the old races, the rotors come with new ones. ive had 3 trucks with the D35 TTB axle over the last 10 years and have done brakes on all of them, i always used the races that came in the new rotor and never had any bearing issues. i would bet that most of the problems posted are from bearings not being preloaded correctly, if thats not done right you will burn up a bearing in a heartbeat!
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how do i preload the bearing..? (or are you meaning greasing them correctly?)
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