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Old 03-03-2010
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What hub do I need?

So my wheel bearings are shot and need to be replaced to pass inspection....
I got a 98 XLT 3.0 4x4.... wondering what hub assembly am I looking for?
I guess I'm asking, do you think I have 4wheel ABS or 2?
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If there is a wire coming off the unit bearing and running up to the front of the framerail, you have front ABS. If there is no wire coming of the bearing, no ABS.
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you also have vac hubs so you need to get a wheel bearing that is for vac hubs
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Theres a wire but i looks like a vac wire...am I looking for electrical looking wire?

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so i dont think u have front abs.....just google 1998 ranger wheel bearing or hub bearing and try to find one with a lifetime warranty....these are the ones i got...lifetime warranty and cheap but i have replaced them 3 times with in a year....not sure if they are badly made? or if the water and mud and jumping i do in my truck is the cause for them to go bad?...lol

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so I'm looking for
Ford , Ranger , 1998-99 4WD 2-Wheel ABS Front ?
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bump:: sorry need to order the right parts asap...

so baised on my pics..I'm looking for
Ford , Ranger , 1998-99 4WD 2-Wheel ABS Front ?
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I think we could work something out here. I have the factory hubs off of my 99 ranger (the vacuum hub type) that have the bearings in them. To be totally honest, these hubs do have about 130k miles on them BUT I guarantee they are perfect shape (we can use paypal). I actually just took them off last weekend to put in a live axle setup, NOT because I had a problem with them. I can get pics this weekend if you would like.
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I think we could work something out here. I have the factory hubs off of my 99 ranger (the vacuum hub type) that have the bearings in them. To be totally honest, these hubs do have about 130k miles on them BUT I guarantee they are perfect shape (we can use paypal). I actually just took them off last weekend to put in a live axle setup, NOT because I had a problem with them. I can get pics this weekend if you would like.
I can vouch for that, they are my old CVs and unit bearings! How did the setup work out for you?


To the OP, that looks like a vacuum line for the PVH, but it is routed in the exact same spot as the ABS sensor line (that does look to be a vacuum line) for my 01 and 04.

Does it plug into a female socket on top of the front frame rails, behind the bumper? You should be able to see it right under the headlight on the frame.

If so, it's ABS.....but I would bet that's the vac line, and you DO NOT have front/4 wheel ABS
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Thnx Anthony....but I think Ima drop the $200 for a brand new set...i'm the guy who dont care how much mileage a car has but I'd feel a little more comfortable with brand new bearings since I'm about to put on 33's anyways.
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Chris, no prob I understand. Looking at those pics, you do not have front ABS. As long as you have a good socket set (metric) and a breaker bar it should be pretty straight forward.

Carl,
So far, so good. I've only had a chance to put in the passengers side; tomorrow I plan to get the drivers side done, and I'll be sure to let you know. Thanks again.
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