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NEED Wheel Bearing Help

ok i need help here. how do i test to check what wheel bearing is bad? i have the vibration and when i turn left it goes away but i read in another post that someone had the same problem but it was the passanger side? i dont wana do it twice and buy the wrong side assembly

and how hard are they to replace i got a book but i was wondering if its easy for an average person to do with regular tools??
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When they get really bad you can move the wheel around. Im guessing that when the noise goes away is because the wheel has moved.

Best method is to remove the brakes, outer tie rod, and then the wheel bearing.

The orange snap ring most likely will need to be destroyed to remove it. I haven't had good luck with the 2 wheel bearings i have done. I ended up using a small flat blade to break the snap ring and needle nose vise grips to pull the rest out.

I your in need of ball joints or brakes this is the time to that stuff.

Right and left are the same part, just make sure to get the wheel bearing for a pvh truck.

I have done one side on jack stands with hand tools, and the other on a lift with air tools. It can be done either way.
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ok kool ill go jack it up after class. i have been driving like this for like 2 weeks lol i dont wana try to drive more i hope someone has it in stock around me.
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If your only 2 weeks into the grinding noise you got while to go before the wheel will be moving around.

I did my first bearing around 112k and second at 125k.

I highly recomend a new snap ring and this website.

http://www.fordpartsonline.com/

roughly 225 shipped a side with new snap rings. The snap ring is about 12 bucks.
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jack up front, grab 3 and 9 if there is play replace before you die.

grab 12 and 6 ball joints i think
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i replaced it today and its driveing awesome! got the part at a local parts store around here for 183$ and it went ok

i had a lot of help from Tireiron also thax jason for all my stupid Q? lol

and than to everyone else for the help.


and ya i had no play in the wheel just the bad grinding noise from the passanger side tire i could hear it when i spun the tires by hand.
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