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Old 09-17-2010
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well you know how dealerships are...its gonna get replaced when my dad gets paid next week
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there simple to replace i've replaced both sides on my truck,took me about 30mins to do my last one
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habe you ever done a brake job on your truck? you wont be doing much more work than that
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no havent had to yet
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yeah if you know how to change your disc brakes up front, then you can replace the hub
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ok cool
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yeah man I just had both of mine up front changed for $800 grrr, on my 06 with 60,000 miles but atleast I dont feel to bad about mine going that early but I still dont think they should have. I dont even offroad or have big tires and rims jeez. Like the said on here you can prolly get by doing it yourself but I like to only do small jobs. Some would consider this a small job, just depends on who you are and mine wasnt in the shop for those bearings. I just changed my rear pinion seal and was alittle worried about the pinion bearing preload, so I had my mechanic check my rear end and he said it was fine, had to replace my u joints and then said my front wheel bearing were starting to go out, he even put a stethoscope on em to listen for them so Im guessin he was being serious about them starting to go and beens I already had it in the shop I just told him to do it all, but 500 in parts, then 300 in labor took a hit on me.
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yea my truck is completely stock in terms of wheels and tires...oh well its a wear and tear item
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yeah but I considered that assembly to be a 150,000 miles wear and tear item. not 50,000 u know. those things aren't cheap. especially for 20 yr old full time college student
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i feel your pain...im a 20 yr old full time college student also lol...at least my dad is willing to put up half...that helps
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lucky sob. i also need new tires bad, mine have good tread but the previous owneer neverrrrrr rotated them so they are cupped and messed up so bad, I get vibrations like crazy. even as soon as I bought my truck, at the tire shop they said they wouldnt even recommend putting one of the tires back up front, just to leave it in the back because itll give me such vibration problems. they suck bad
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yea are you sure you dont have an alignment problem too
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ive only had the truck 5,000 miles and had the tires rotated, balanced and aligned as soon as I got it and they said they were f'd then, then cranked my t bars and gota nother alignment, then like 1,000 miles ago got them rotated and balaced again and another alignment cause I messed with the t bars alil but I already knew my tires were fd then. I didnt realize bad cupped AT's could cause SUCH an awful ride
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yea they can be pretty bad if you dont bother rotating them...it all has to do with the tread compound...the tires on my truck were brand new when i bought it and i put 26000 miles on it and i only rotated them twice with no ill effects
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they are goodyear wrangler radial, so mix of AT and radial. all i know is you can walk up to the side of the truck and see that the tires arent even across them and both times big O said they r in bad shape but tread is good if I want to run them but I will get vibrations, grrrr
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also what did you guys pay for the hub...i have gotten prices that are all over the place
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The timkens from rockauto with 4Wheel ABS are $140 each. Google a discount code and you'll get another 5-10 bucks off. You probably won't beat that price for a new unit. Save yourself labor costs and do it yourself. Replacing the wheel bearings on these trucks is super easy.
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yeah what he said, I paid like 200 and sumthing for mine with only a 1 year warrenty, suck *** but its just what my mechanic uses and I didnt have it in the shop for that but beens he was doing the work and noticed it I just had him do it.
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ok because i got a price from the local ford dealer of $169...the dodge dealer where i got it inspected(bought truck there free inspection) said the hub was $400!!...i prolly will do it myself
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wow $400 that's crazy
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yea...i wonder if they gave me the price for the old pulse vac hubs
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Use Timken bearings from rockauto.com

It isn't uncommon to have the wheel bearings in rangers go bad that quickly.

One of my F150 front wheel bearings went bad at 55k miles with 35" tires for the last 25k miles even.
My ranger left front wheel hub went south at 63K and ive had 35s since around 40K miles.
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Don't worry, it's a very straight forward replacement.
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Use Timken bearings from rockauto.com
I can second that. Rock Auto is the best price I've found so far. Lordco wanted $200 per side. I can get both sides on Rock Auto for $315 shipped. And they ship to Canada. Probably doesn't matter to most of you, but it's a big deal to me haha.
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