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Old 02-21-2012
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Front Wheel Bearing/Hub assembly

I've got a front wheel bearing going out in my 08 FX4. Full assembly prices are 157 for Timken at AutoZone, 157 for Moog at Advance, and 136 for a store brand at O'Reilly's. I can order the individual parts (inner/outer bearings, races and seal) from the stealership for around 120. Just wondering if anybody knows who Ford's OEM manufacturer for this part is, and if the job is a big enough pain that its worth spending the extra money to purchase the whole assembly rather than the individual parts.
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Old 02-21-2012
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Honestly it would probably be easier and less of a hassle to just buy the full assembly. I have Timken's in both wheels on my FX4 and it hasn't caused me any problems. If you trail a lot they recommend Timken. If not you could probably go with a cheaper assembly. Good luck.
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Get the full assembly. you'll save yourself a ton of time and a headache.
Timken's are the best brand. Fords brand is Motorcraft. which probably means China.
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Get the full assembly. you'll save yourself a ton of time and a headache.
Timken's are the best brand. Fords brand is Motorcraft. which probably means China.
HAHA

Timken and National (advanced auto) are the best. Motor Craft just failed on you so why get a part thats gonna fail lol
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Am i missing something?....you can't buy just bearings and races for unit bearings, they only come as one piece. Did something change in later models? OP, you are 4wd, right?
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Those individual bearings are only for 2WD trucks... you have to get a hub for your FX4. I'd stick with a Timken, Moog, National, SKF... and not any store brand stuff unless you can look at it and see if it is made by one of the well known brands.
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I just replaced mine a few weeks ago with one from O Reilly's and no issues. My buddy works at the stealership and said even with his discount was still over $200 for Motorcraft.
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buy online, pick up in store option

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/web...RPWHELAMS_____

use the code VISA for 450 off from this site:

http://www.retailmenot.com/view/advanceautoparts.com

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MOOG is great stuff. i have one on my ranger now, great product

BTW, this is how I buy ALL of my parts from advance to always get a nice discount
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MOOG is great stuff. i have one on my ranger now, great product

BTW, this is how I buy ALL of my parts from advance to always get a nice discount
Listen to this guy. I do the same now listing to him
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timken for sure. Just replaced both sides with em in my truck.
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Old 02-22-2012
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SKF's no problems here
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2005 FX4 Front hub/Bearings??? 4.0L Automatic

OK I need help!!! I have a growling noise coming from the front of my truck. It starts making the noise at about 29 MPH. It almost sounds like a truck driving beside me with big knarley tires. When I slow down to a stop the noise winds down, I filled the front diff with 90 wt thinking it was low enough to make noise-no differenace in the noise. I bought new tires about 5 months ago, front brakes 4-5 montha ago. I am really worried my tires gonna fall off or something. It started about 1 1/2 weeks ago, It doenst grind, pop, or make any noise as I turn, go to 4high or 4 low. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!! You are guru's I hear.
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Old 05-23-2012
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vaquero- that could be a hub assembly mine did it for a little while and it had no play in it at all but it would get loud and vibrate pretty bad
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Ya I just checked the ford dealer his price for mortorcraft is twice the price for O'Riellys at $109 + tax. I'm getting the left front one replaced tomorrow. Free labor for me, my son is going to local college for auto Mech so all I do is buy the parts. Sweeet!!! Oil Change too!!!
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thats sweet i got real lucky at the advanced close to me i tried to do it online and it wasnt working and i went in and told them bout it not working and the manager gave me 20% off the whole order saved like 150 bucks
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